Thursday, September 18, 2008

Besan Ladu (ಬೇಸನ್ ಉಂಡಿ)

BESAN LAADU (ಬೇಸನ್ ಉಂಡಿ)

this is the most traditional sweet and a must to do during most of the festivals ,marriages and other celebrations.Actually I like this and Motichoor ladu among the ladus. So I asked my mother to give the recipe for this. she always cooks ... but by what she calls by ANDAZ. i.e eyeballing everything and does not measure. For me it was tough to learn like that.So I just followed the procedure she told and after doing ladus over several times . .got the procedure right.Hence noted down the recipe to make it easier next time.Here is the recipe I like to share with you.
  1. 2 1/2 cups Besan ( chickpea flour)
  2. 2 cups powdered sugar
  3. bombay sooji(semolina) 1 tbsp
  4. Pure ghee 250 ml..or 15 to 16 tbsp
  5. cardamom powder 1 tsp
  6. 1 tbsp dry grapes (raisins)
  7. 1 tbsp cashews cut into pieces( or any dry fruits of choice)
  • in a kadhai or any nonstick saucepan add the besan and half of the ghee
  • set on medium flame and keep stirring continuously
  • add ghee little by little and the besan starts becoming runny.
  • when it almost turns light golden in colour add the semolina and the dry fruits and raisins and keep aside from the flame.
  • let it cool 4 1/2 to 5 hrs. when it has thickened add the powdered sugar and the cardamom powder. mix well and knead in any lumps.
  • make small balls of equal size, in the palms of your hands .Makes about 25-30 ladus.