Policha Ladu | Chapati Ladoo Recipe

>>  Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Policha Ladu - A to Z Maharashtrian Sweets

We are on alphabet P in our Journey through Cuisines. When I wrote about this series, I mentioned that there was one dish that was already clicked that prompted me to take up this series and this is that dish. One evening when I went back home, I saw a box full of ladoos. I meant to ask Amma about it, however since I was also making a couple of other ladoos for another theme, this somehow skipped. I ate it and even clicked it knowing its something new. 

When I asked her about how it was done, I was stumped. She said she saw on some TV show about how to make use of your leftover chapatis into a ladoo. There was no hint of this belonging to Maharashtra or anything. Just that this is a good way of recycling those excess chapatis. For the sake of making these ladoos, she actually went ahead and made those chapatis and ended up making these ladoos. I knew she was fond of sweets, though this actual step of making those rotis and then pulsing it to make ladoos, felt over the board. She said she loved the concept.  

Anyway, the result of that exercise was that I had clicked the pictures and was almost about to use it for another theme when I read over the net that this was one of the favorite ladoos among the Maharashtrian. The bulb clicked and rest you know is history. 

That one ready to use post probed me to tackle a whole of 25 different sweets. In fact, I was thinking maybe I should redo this to click the step by step pictures. However after 25 different sweets, I realized that I didn't have it in me to redo this dish just for the pictorials. So this is the only post without step by step and well I can't do much about it now!
Policha Ladu

Ingredients Needed:

Cooked Chapatis - 2 nos
Sugar - 1/4 tsp (or as per taste)
Cardamom a pinch
Roasted Nuts 2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp

How to make the Chapati Ladoo

A Day's old chapati works out best for this sweet. Crush well and in a blender pulse it to coarse bits.

Then add the sugar, cardamom and pulse again. Add melted hot ghee, roasted nuts and make tight balls. 

This stays good for a day or else refrigerate for another day. Warm when eating.

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Priya Suresh April 19, 2016 at 12:49 AM  

Quite a different laddoos to give a try definitely, cant wait to make some soon.

Usha April 19, 2016 at 3:27 AM  

haha, thanks to these laddus we got and are going to get a virtual treat. This is a nice way to use up leftover chapati.

vaishali sabnani April 19, 2016 at 9:18 AM  

Wow Valli ! Kudos to the whole thought process 😀. Lovely ladoos , trust me waiting to get home to try these.

Ritu Tangri April 19, 2016 at 1:53 PM  

Wow!! Another innovative way to use leftover chapatis

The Pumpkin Farm April 19, 2016 at 2:22 PM  

my mother calls them Malida although everyone else i have known calls it policha laadoo...and then i remember that she hails from a place with huge muslim influence bordering kids this used to be a treat for us to encourage us finishing all our veggies....i wonder why i do not make this for kiddo...ur pics are very beautiful

Gayathri Kumar April 19, 2016 at 5:27 PM  

That is a nice laddoo to make with left over chapathi. Will try it next time when I make chapathi..

Suma Gandlur April 19, 2016 at 7:16 PM  

I know them as Malida too and was trying to recall the name until I saw Pradnya's comment. The Laddus are quick to make and yummy.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan April 19, 2016 at 9:14 PM  

wow your mom is so amazing.. great way to use left over rotis.

Pavani N April 20, 2016 at 7:19 AM  

Laddoos made of leftover chapathis sounds awesome. Thanks to Amma for this lovely treat.

Nalini's Kitchen April 20, 2016 at 7:34 AM  

Nice way to use the leftover chappathis,great recipe..

Kalyani April 20, 2016 at 11:04 AM  

I have had this so many times at office when a colleague used to get it regularly !! thanks for reminding me , Valli ! they look great

Amara Annapaneni April 20, 2016 at 9:11 PM  

Very innovative laddoos Valli, love them:)

Harini-Jaya R April 23, 2016 at 12:49 AM  

I totally agree with your mom, that i a fantastic way to recycle the leftover rotis.

Smruti Shah April 28, 2016 at 1:50 AM  

Indeed a very common way to use up extra rotis, your ladoos look awesome Valli!!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan May 3, 2016 at 6:40 AM  

How fun it is to have a recipe ready for the marathon. I love this idea of making laddoo from left over chappati as I end up with 3 or 4 everytime I make them.

Anonymous May 4, 2016 at 12:08 PM  

A new idea for me......thank u for u'r recipe

Sapana Behl May 6, 2016 at 9:39 AM  

Roti ladoo sounds delicious and easy way to use leftover rotis.

Chef Mireille May 11, 2016 at 4:45 AM  

what a fabulous use of leftover chappati

Ruchi Indu May 14, 2016 at 1:16 PM  

wow, nice recipe with leftover chapathis. Even I have some chapathis leftover in fridge. Would love to try this.

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