Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Kodhumbu/Wheat flour Laddu




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 VoilĂ  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.




Ingredients

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


Method

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.

27 comments:

Kalai said...

Beautiful ladoos, Maheswari! Perfect for open sesame! :)

Asha said...

Beautiful photos girl. Ladoos look yum! That riddl! See, that's why I don't bother to play along. I wouldn't have a clue what grain it would be!:D

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

lovely riddle, and congrats on getting it right the first time!! the ladoos look amazing, perfectly shaped, and delicious!!! I would love to eat a few of those!! :-)

Mythreyee said...

Looks so delicious.

srikars kitchen said...

Fantastic lados....great click.... mouth watering ladoos

skribles said...

yummy ladoos! and congrats on getting the answer right the first time itself :)

Sujatha said...

Fabulous Laddos, Maheswari! My daughter would love this.. Bookmarking your recipe!

shriya said...

Perfect ladoos. Its my all time fav sweet.Lovely and looking really mouthwatering.

ranji said...

awesome maheshwari..lovely photos too..love these round ones :)...

Vanamala said...

Nice pic...yummy must be very tasty

meeso said...

They are so cute and round :)) I don't know why I think they are cute, but they look so cute! I'm sure they are good, too!

Cham said...

Yummy ladoos for the entry :)

Siri said...

Yum Yum Laddoo Mahi! Thanks for such a lovely entry..:)

Hugs,
Siri

Trupti said...

Ladoo looks delicious Maheshwari & congrats on getting answer in first attempt.

sowmya said...

ladoos are mouth watering!!

Pearlsofeast said...

perfect shape and nice pic.I also posted atta ladoo but ur shape is excellent.My son adores them.Gonna make them soon.

Amrutha said...

Ah! They look sooo perfect. Will try them soon.
Thnx for stopping by my blog. Stay posted. I liked your other blogs too.

Sailaja said...

Awesome Laddus/ ladoos Maheswari. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

SMN said...

That bowl such such devine lookin ladoos luks perfect.

Sireesha said...

Beautiful ladoos, Maheswari!They look sooo Perfect .

Laavanya said...

Those laddoos look perfect Maheswari ! :)

Vaishali said...

I've never had wheat laddus before, Maheshwari, and yours look beautiful and delicious. You can be sure I'll be trying these.

Devi Priya said...

Great photo and Just feels like they are going to melt in the mouth!

KALVA said...

gohuma laddu??? nice one

Aparna said...

I like this riddle event going on. And the laddoos look good. Have eaten them but never tried making them.

Rajani said...

Maheshwari! the ladoos look really tasty. you have fabulous recipes here. great entry!!!! will be back for more, do drop by my blog!

Madhuram said...

The laddus look perfect Maheshwari. I have prepared these before, but without besan and brown sugar. Will try this method.