Bandaru Ladoo

Updated: Jan 11, 2010, 20:23 PM IST

Made with gram flour and sugar, it is particularly made during the festival of Sankranti.

Ingredients:

250 gms Bengal gram flour
250 gms sugar
1 tsp cardamom powder
Oil for frying
½ cup fried cashewnuts

Procedure:

Heat oil and add Bengal gram flour. Mix well with hand and knead it into dough using water. It should neither be too soft or too hard. Place the disc with medium size holes in the muruku press.

Fill it with dough leaving space to place the upper part of the press. Heat oil and carefully press the dough, like spirals and without overlapping, directly into the oil, keeping the bottom of the press 2 inches away from the oil. Turn it over and remove when golden brown.

Drain the oil and repeat the procedure till the dough is over. Powder them in a blender, measure and set aside. Take equal measure of sugar and make light syrup. Add the powdered spirals, cardamom powder and the cashew nuts to it and mix well. Turn off the flame and make big laddus.

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