As the countdown begins for Diwali,the recipes of sweets will be dominant in all medias.
Today, I would like to share with you an all time favourite and an easy
sweet if done with care ,turns out to be awesome and healthy.
Besan flour known to be chick pea flour,kadala maavu,or Bengal gram dal flour is loaded with proteins .
I used kalkandu powdered instead of sugar .Kalkandu or candy sugar is unrefined
sugar ,and it is healthy to use that instead of the normal refined sugar.
There is another option of using the boora sugar ( boiled and powdered sugar)
Well,I always recommend to use sulphur free sugar when making sweets and cakes .As
technology grows,the rate of diseases do too,so we have to contribute towards
prevention of the same in all possible ways.Sulphur free sugar has the same taste in
comparison to the white refined sugar,so when the recipe calls for white sugar please
use sulphur free,or candy sugar.
Moving on to the recipe now..
2 cups gram dal flour
1 cup ghee
1.5 cups sugar
a pinch of salt
1/2 tsp.cardamon powder
1/4 cup mixture of sliced almonds and cashewnuts
2 tblsp rawa or semolina
25 gm mawa or khoya ( optional)
Heat 3/4 of ghee in a thick bottomed pan.
Once heated remove from fire,and mix in the gram flour,semolina and return to heat.
Keep roasting the flour till it gives out a nice aroma on medium flame.
While roasting,add the remaining ghee and keep stirring.
Add 1 tblsp water,and mix (you will see the mixture bubbling.
Mix for another 2 minutes and remove from fire .
Allow it to cool ,mix in all other ingredients except the sugar ( otherwise it will turn liquidy).
Once it is warm ( able to touch) add in the powdered sugar and mix well.
Make ladoos and decorate with nuts like pistachios,almonds or cashews.
VARIATION: The same can be made with wheat flour,ragi flour (kurakkan flour)