Shri Ganeshas Sweet Laddus
Melt the butter and ghee in a thick bottomed frying pan, using a low heat. Add the chickpea flour and stir with a wooden spoon.
After 15 minutes of continuous stiring the flour should be sufficiently roasted that a nutty aroma flows out. Now add the grated coconut, chopped almonds and ground cardamom (or cassia). Roast for another 2 minutes, mixing the ingredients well. Remove the pan from the heat, add in the powdered sugar (or Sharkara), mixing thoroughly. Use a fork to press out any lumps until you have a smooth mixture. Put to the side for a few minutes for it to cool down.
When the mixture is cold so far, that you can touch it, moisten hands and form 12-15 walnut-sized balls.
Variation: You can also spread the mixture on a baking tray and cut it into diamond shaped pieces after cooling. Instead of almonds, try chopped walnuts.
Laddus can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Laddus decrease Vata and Pitta dosha, but increase Kapha.
Preparation time 30 Min.
(Cooling time 1-2 hrs)
Ingredients for 6 persons
- 200 g butter
- 150 g ghee
- 400 g chickpea flour
- 4 Tbsp chopped almonds
- 2 Tbsp grated coconut
- 250 g powdered sugar (alternative Sharkara)
- 1 tsp cassia or cardamom