Monday, October 20, 2014

Motichoor Laddoo

Thinking about what to prepare for Deepavali? May be you can try this recipe. I came across this Motichoor Laddoo recipe on a TV show recently. I didn't have a perforated ladle with holes small enough to make motichoor laddoo but since this recipe involves grinding the boondi later on, it wasn't an issue. The laddoos came out very well and I felt that making these was much easier than making boondi laddoos. You can check my "Boondi Laddoo" recipe under the "sweets" label in my blog.
Let's move on to the recipe.


What you need:

Bengal gram flour or besan-1 cup
Sugar-1 cup
Milk-1/2 a cup
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Cardamom powder-1 teaspoon
Melon seeds-1 teaspoon
Ghee-for deep fry


1. Mix the gram flour, turmeric powder, milk and water in a wide bowl and make a batter of pouring consistency.
2. Boil the sugar with sufficient water in a pan and make a syrup of one string consistency. Add the cardamom powder and turn off the stove.
3. Heat the ghee in a wok or kadai and make boondi with the batter using the perforated ladle. No need to bother about the size and shape of the boondi because we are going to grind it shortly.
4. Add the boondi to the syrup and do repeat the process with the remaining batter. Once the boondi has soaked in the syrup and cooled down, grind it into a powder.
5. Add melon seeds and make lemon sized balls. We can make the laddoos easily without applying ghee or water to our palms unlike for boondi laddoo. Let them settle for half an hour and store them in an airtight container.

Serve the delicious laddoos to your guests during Deepavali and enjoy :)

Note: You can add dry fruits like almonds, cashews and pistachios instead of melon seeds. If you want you can add saffron food colouring to the sugar syrup to get richly coloured laddoos.

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