Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Melting Moments

Christmas Ladoos

This recipe takes me down memory lane..to long forgotten Deepavalli celebrations in neighbours houses and trays of homemade goodies delivered to our house by well wishers and friends. My mother always made sooji ladoos for Christmas and our neighbour Kala’s mum would send these gorgeous melting moments. You can never have enough of them. Cheers Kala wherever you are and in memory of bygone days and childhood friends!

The Recipe

Roasted Gram Dal 1/2 kg
Sugar-1/4 kg
Hot Ghee-100 ml
Black raisins 2 tbsp; 1/4 tsp cardamom powder; red food colouring powder- a pinch.

Blend the dhal & sugar together until fine. Transfer to mixing bowl. Add the cardamom and cashew kernels and mix well. Pour in the hot ghee very slowly and mix to form a loose dough (when you press it in your palm should come together and at the same time break easily). Form into ladoos and arrange on a plate. And continuing with my theme of A Red Christmas sprinkle with red food colouring for that subtle difference. Store in an airtight container. Strictly no sampling.

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