BESAN MAKHANA LADOO


A healthy sweet if made with care ,it’s one of

the best I would vote for .

Makhanas are lotus seeds or fox nuts highly

beneficial for people with blood pressure,

diabetics .Low on calories it is a good snack,to

munch like popcorn.This can be made into

sweet and savoury dishes .

This time I roasted the makhanas and badam

pisin ( almond gum ) powdered it,and added to

the besan ladoo . This is the third variation of

besan ladoo . Do check on the previous posts if

you are a fan of besan laddoo.

Sugar can be substituted with jaggery

To the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

2 cups besan flour ( gram dal flour)

3/4 -1 cup ghee

1 cup lotus seeds

1/4 cup dessicated coconut

2 tsp badam pisin ( almond gum)

3/4 -1 cup powdered sugar ( preferably the

*Tagar/ boora powdered sugar )

A pinch of salt

3/4 tsp cardamon powder

Few strands saffron

A few nuts like cashews and pistachios

METHOD

•First add 3/4th ghee and roast the flour till

golden brown and a nice aroma comes out of

it .( not burnt smell so take care to roast

correct.)

•Keep roasting till it turns a little liquidy and

semi-thick.

•Add the remaining ghee ,cashews and roast.

(check the colour in the photo ).

•Add saffron strands.

•Remove from fire and allow to cool

completely, before adding sugar . ( do not add

sugar before it has cooled.)

•Best to transfer to another bowl to cool.

•Now slightly dry roast the lotus seeds and

powder.

•Heat 1-2 ghee and add the gum .It will swell

and change colour .Powder this too and set

aside .

•Once the besan is cool, add the rest of the

ingredients ,and make ladoos.

•If it looks moist , you can keep in the fridge

and serve .

•If you have silver vark, you could dab the

paper on the sweet .


* Home made tagar or boora sugar

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

Boil the sugar and water till crystal stage ( keep stirring )

Remove from fire and mix till dry and coarse

powder form.

Powder and store . Use when required . This is

mostly used for ladoos like this .

Best to store in the fridge .

MOONG’N’ALMOND CARAMEL LADOO


This is different from the normal green gram/

pasiparuppu/moong laddoo.

The authentic recipe has powdered sugar/

jaggery mixed . This time I made it with

caramelised syrup ,almonds & roasted edible

gum(badam pisin).

Edible gum is solidified resin from the almond

tree.Natural body coolant . This gum, when

soaked in water , gains a jelly form , and is

used in drinks like rose milk,jigarthanda (a

famous South Indian drink).

High protein content almond gum removes

acidity in stomach,burns fat , but has reverse

effects of fat gain if consumed with milk.

Those who have no time for breakfast can have

this high protein ladoo.

So, let’s move to the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

1 cup green gram/ moong

1/2 cup almonds

1-2 tblsp of almond gum

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp cardamon powder

a pinch of salt

1/4 tsp powdered nutmeg

Ghee

METHOD

Roast the lentil in a tblsp.of ghee till brown.

In another tblsp of ghee roast the gum . It will

swell up crisp.

Remove from fire .

First powder the dal,into that add the gum and

powder fine .

Caramel the sugar with 1-2 tblsp of water till

golden brown. Add the almonds to the syrup.

Now,add this syrup to the powdered mix and

powder fine.

Shape into ladoos .( Add some hot ghee if

unable to hold shape ).

You can add milk if ,you are not going to

store.