Kodhumbu/Wheat flour laddus,these are my entry to Open Sesame 2, an exciting and fun event hosted by Siri and DK .After you select a box of secrect ingredient, they will send you a riddle to solve the puzzle.This was the riddle send to me:
I am a grass , or am I a cereal or a grain
I am everywhere and in almost all the foods you eat
My whole being used in many ways without restrain
I offer you something which is so hard to beat
I am as old as you can think of me to be
Thought to be originated from the land of camels
I am breakfast, lunch and dinner for all to see
Or be it desserts from cakes , pies to caramels
I am famous all over the world from east to west
As breads, flatbreads , cookies to muffins
I am v healthy and like a treasure chest
For ppl - weight conscious and its healthy kins
Buckle up and take a pen and a paper
I am yellow when alive, brown when put to 'dust'
Eating me makes you look so dapper
Now think hard and tell me what is that grain that we all genuinely trust
and Voilà i got it right the first time itself.Answer : Wheat.So here is the recipe with wheat flour.I am sending this to Sweet Series, an effort to collect all different sweets under one roof/page..:D.
These laddus are very easy to make and you cannot go wrong with this recipe.I added powdered ginger to the mixture , for a ZING and it worked.You can subsitute powdered sugar for brown sugar.I had some brown sugar leftover from a previous recipe, that i had to use.Make sure you use powdered sugar for this recipe, otherwise you will feel the sugar granules in the laddus , which is not good.I just powdered sugar with 3 cardamom in the blender.
Wheat flour - 2 cup
Kadala maavu/Channa flour - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1 cup
Powdered Light Brown sugar - 1 1/4 cup
Powdered Cardamom - 1/2 tsp or whole cardamom - 3
Powdered Ginger - little less than 1/4 tsp(optional)
Chopped Cashewnuts - 1/4 cup
In a non stick pan, heat ghee.Add channa flour to this and keep stirring on medium low heat.When channa flour starts to bubble add the wheat flour.Keep stirring.When nice aroma comes and the mixture starts to get together, switch off the heat.Add light brown sugar and ghee fried cashews to this.When it is still warm, start making small lemon sized laddus.