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!
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.