For the second day of making Vinayaka Chaturthi Special Recipes, here is another laddo made with Rava, Besan, Poppy Seeds and Roasted nuts. We always make Besan Ladoo or Rava Laoddo, sometimes we mix this together as well.
However this time, it was a mix with roasted poppy seeds as well, that gives a characteristic nutty taste to the laddos. These are so delicious when it is still hot, and yes very nice after it cools down as well. Though I would still recommend eating it when it is tolerably warm!
While I was making these laddos, the kids were excited, though they didn't eat in the first shot. As I said, my boys don't eat the regular sweets. Other than chocolates, they don't like anything else. Off late Peddu is more open to try these sort of dishes, while Chinnu plainly refuses.
When it comes to Ganesh Idols, we have so many of them in different shapes, that I always want to share all of them. I have about 7 -8 different ones, whereas Amma has even a bigger collection. Infact she wanted me to share one of her favorite one during this period. I will have to plan to showcase that.
I am hoping I will do it. Now for this delicious laddo recipe!
Besan Rava Laddo with Poppy Seeds
Besan / Bengal Gram Flour / Chickpea flour - 1/2 cup
Rava - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup (increase as per taste)
Poppy Seeds - 2 tbsp
Cashews, Almond - 3 - 4 tbsp
Ghee - 3 - 4 tsp
How to make the Besan Rava Laddo with Poppy Seeds
Heat a kadai, dry roast the poppy seeds, keep it aside.
Then add 2 tsp ghee, roast the chopped nuts, remove and keep it aside.
Now add the besan, simmer and continue roasting till the flour is cooked and raw smell leaves.
The flour will almost become like a paste. remove to a bowl.
Now add 1 more tsp of ghee, add the rava. Roast well.
Add the roasted rava to the bowl. Add the sugar, poppy seeds and roasted nuts. Combine everything well.
Add this mixture back to the kadai, toss around for couple of minutes.
Then remove to the bowl. Start making balls, add more ghee if required.
Make small balls or laddos and proceed to make all the rest of the mix.
When you trying to make the laddos, the mixture is very hot, so make sure you handle it when it is little cooler.
Have a blunt knife or a scrapper to remove the excess mixture struck on your hand.
When the mixture is still hot, you may feel the balls won't hold shape, when it cools down, it becomes hard.
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