This is my entry for RCI Tamil Festival Cusine event hosted by Vcuisine
I was very enthusiastic to make them i even asked viji if i can make mysoore pak forthe event too as it was my favorite Indian sweet. She was really thrilled that i was going to make both the sweets.
But after me trying to make these laddoo's and the disaster i had, when i was making them I have fully changed my mind in making the mysore pak for the next few weeks :-))))
The disaster i was talking about was when i was making the sugar syrup, it was almost sitcky in nature and then suddenly it was all gone crystal and hard, maybe my fire was too high.
So i started from scratch again and the same happened, i was almost in the verge of giving up when my hubby came to the kitchen hearing me grumbling and swearing about the disaster.
He advised me to start making the syrup again with less heat and it worked.
We had the laddoos with coffee and the taste was great.
I was surprsied about the taste and now i am glad that I made them at home.
Ofcourse my hubby takes all the credit for it, he saying that if it was not for his advice I would have thrown everything in the dirtbag when I had the disaster with the sugar syrup!!!!!!!!!!!!
Few of the things needed
My First ever home made Laddoo's
Bengal gram flour - 1 cup.
Sugar - 11/4 cups.
Cardamom powder 1tsp.
Oil -1/2 kg
Water 1 cup.
3 tbsp raisins
2 tsps cardamom powder
Raisins Few Tbsp
1/4 tsp yellow food colour ( optional)
If i had thought about Sunita's Spice event i would have added saffron. But now it is too late so have to look for a new dish for the think spice event.
Which is also fun.
Add 1 cup of water to bengal gram flour and mix well.
Keep this mixture aside.Add 1/2 cup of water to the sugar and boil for 25 minutes (until the sugar becomes threadishly sticky in nature )
Heat oil in a frying pan.
Take the laddoo-boondhi spoon (a special spoon with tiny holes especially used and designed for preparing laddoo),and then add 2 tbsps. of the above prepared bengal gram mixture on top of the special boondhi spoon and rub so that the mixture falls into the oil in the frying pan.
I do not have these spoon so i just took a sieve and then added the mixture through this.
Allow the boondhi to get deep fried (till the boondhi turns light brown in color).
Repeat the entire procedure till the entire mixture is turned into boondhis.
Now add all the boondhis into the sugar syrup.
Add cardamom powder to the syrup.
Add ghee fried cashew nuts and raisins
Now,take 4 tsps. of this mixture in your hand and size into a lemon sized ball.
Do this till the entire mixture into balls.Serve hot or cold.