Monday, July 4, 2016

Godhi Laddoo

When it came’s to laddoo,Godhi laddoo is my favorite. Especially the ones my mom makes. It always tastes better when mom makes it.

Godhi Laddoo brings memories of childhood. There is no place in the world anybody can hide these from me. No matter where you put it, I will find it. My mom learnt this early on and had given up hiding it. No use!

I make Godhi laddoo during most of the festivals. I make plenty to share. It just melts in your mouth. It is easy and quick to make. Simple ingredients, most of them found in the kitchen all the time. Tastes good.

To make Godhi laddoo you need… 
· Godhi Hittu- Atta – Wheat flour - 1 ½ cup
· Sugar (powdered) – 1 cup
· Ellachi powder– Cardamom –from 4 pods
· Dry grapes – raisins - a handful
· Ghee –Purified butter – 1 cup (or dalda)

Here is how to make Godhi laddoo…

  1. In a heavy bottom pan, dry fry the wheat flour on a medium flame. Continue stirring so that flour won’t burn or brown. It may take 10 to 15 minutes. You will know it is done when you get sweet pleasant aroma from it.
  2. Turn off the fire. Add raisins, sugar and cardamom powder. Mix it well.
  3. Stir-in melted ghee into the mixture. Mix all together with a wooden spatula until the raisins puff-up. (Mind, it is very hot).
  4. Now let the mixture stay until it has cooled down. This is the only laddoo I know of which you work with when cold.
  5. Take a handful of mixture and press it to form onto lemon size balls.

Note: If laddoo is not able to hold it’s shape, add more melted ghee to the mixture. 
Enjoy this traditional sweet from my mom’s kitchen. :)

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