Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Ladoos: Indian Sweet Dish

I made these impromptu ladoos at the weekend. The weather was lovely and we felt like eating something sweet but did not want to cook anything that would take too long.   These laddos are easy to make, very tasty and made by most Indians in various versions.


10 chappatis or bhakris   If using bhakri recipe make sure you don't use salt.
1 cup finely cut Jaggery
½ cup ghee or unsalted butter
½ teaspoon cardamom powder
½ teaspoon nutmeg
A couple of pinches of saffron
7-8 finely chopped almonds


1. The chappatis need to be cooked crispy so if your chappatis aren’t crispy, either roast them again on the griddle or put them in a warm oven (170 degrees) for 10 minutes.

2. Cut the chappatis into small pieces and transfer them to a food processor. Grind them until they are almost powderlike.

3. In the meantime, heat the ghee or butter and add the jaggery to it. 

4. Add the nutmeg, cardamom powder, chopped almonds and saffron to the ground chappatis.

 5. Once the jaggery melts, switch of the heat and add the ground chappati.

6. Mix it all well using a spoon.

7. When the heat of the mixture is manageable, you can either make small balls of ladoo or use any mould to shape your ladoos.  I made these small bite size hearts for my son.

8. Enjoy them hot or cold.

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  1. This looks lovely...I never knew that ladoo can be made like this...Nice presentation....

  2. thats a nice idea to make with rotis...bookmarking it!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  3. Very innovative and wise idea of using rotis.

  4. Ladoos look awesome considering that they were made impromptu. Thanks for sharing the step by step method.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Feel like grabbing some, irresistible laddoos..

  6. lovely and cute ladoos with an awesome presentation and step by step nice clicks.

  7. Wow looks like boondi ladoo only. Very nice and yummy.

    Saraswathi Iyer

  8. Lovely ladoos. Very beautifully created.

  9. Heart shapes Perfect for valentines day.Quick and easy to make too.They look delicious.

  10. I am just lost in the delicious recipes here. These are wonderful ideas and they come to me on grocery day. We will be trying some of these lovely dishes tonight. Thank you for sharing all this knowledge with everyone.

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