An Easy Recipe For A Deepavali Sweet
Lakshmi Ashwin | October 27, 2016
Editor’s note: “Roomies/ Foodies is the bible for Indian students all over the world, looking for a taste of home on a budget. This Diwali/ Deepavali, let Lakshmi, the charming co-author to this award winning book tell you how you can press a ladoo to impress. Happy Eating!
This recipe is a classic case of serendipitous discovery. I was powdering some cashew and pinenuts the other day to refrigerate and keep it as an instant nutrition booster for my fussy two-year old’s bland porridges. I was in a hurry and had not waited enough to cool the nuts before grinding them. Perhaps the little trapped heat and the high speed of grinding yielded a sticky nut paste rather than powder. In an attempt to salvage it, I ended up with wonderful and healthy nutty ladoos. See the recipe below for super yummy, healthy and easy to make nuttylicious ladoos that would be appealing to both kids and adults alike.
Step 1: Dry roast the cashews and pine nuts on low flame (Do not brown the cashews and remove from flame as soon as an oily sheen appears on the pine nuts).
Step 2: Put the nuts in the smaller grinder jar of the mixer/blender
Step 3: While they are still warm, grind until they begin to powder and then turn into a paste like consistency.
Step 4: Take out of the mixer and mix with sugar and knead into a large smooth ball.
Step 5: Make small balls out of it and serve your mini cashew-pine nuts ladoos.
Serving Tip: You may roll the ladoos in grated coconut/powdered or crushed nuts, before serving.
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