Laddu or laddoo is a sphere-shaped sweet originating in India. Laddus are primarily made from flour, ghee or butter and sugar. Laddus are often made of gram flour but can also be made with semolina. Sometimes ingredients such as chopped nuts and dried raisins are also added. The type of ingredients used may vary by recipe. Laddus are often served during festive or religious occasions or any other ceremonies like wedding. There are different varieties in ladoo like besan ladoo, boondi ladoo, coconut ladoo. Laddu can be prepared from a variety of grains, legumes, or seeds. Some popular ones include laddu made with roasted wheat, garden cress seeds, fenugreek seeds, and peanuts respectively.
- 1 Cup Gram flour (Besan)
- 1/4 Tsp Orange color
- 3 Tbsp Milk
- A Pinch Salt
- Water As required
- Oil For frying
- 3/4 Cup Granulated sugar
- 1/4 Tsp Cardamom powder
- 1 Cup Water
- 2 Drops Rose essence
- 1/2 Tsp Lemon juice
- In a bowl add gram flour, orange color, milk, salt, and water as required to make the batter.
- In a pan add sugar, water, cardamom powder, rose essence, and lemon juice. Mix it well and let the sugar melt and dissolve completely. Bring it boil, when syrup becomes a sticky consistency turn of the flame.
- In a pan pour some oil for deep frying. Let the oil heat fully.
- Take the ladle for making boondi and pour the batter on it. Tap the ladle well so the batter falls as balls.
- Put all the boondi prepared into the sugar syrup and mix it well. Put the chopped pistachio along with it. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
- Make balls with the soaked boondi. Ladoo is ready.
- Any nuts can be added