Laddoos are my only major attraction in attending a ceremony. You see, I’m generally shy of novelties, socialising or crowd. I’d rather stick around my comfort zone, doing the mundane things day after day and I’d not feel a thing. Best part is, last Rakshabandhan, I found a way out of this, too. We cornered how to make shop-like laddoos at home! Believe me, make yourself a batch and you’ll never need to buy one. These homemade versions are definitely very easy to make, cost-effective and tasty.
Time taken: 30 min
- Besan or chickpea flour: 2 cups
- Water: as required
- Sugar: 2 cups
- Food color: 2 drops
- Cardamom powder: 1/2 tsp
- Ghee (clarified butter): 1 cup
- Slivered almonds: a handful
- Heat ghee or clarified butter in a shallow pan and let it heat. Mix the besan and water to make a thick batter. Pour the batter in a steel strainer and sieve droplets of batter in the hot ghee. Fry till golden and take out.
- In another pan, mix sugar and water and bring it to boil. When it reaches a thread-like consistency, add the cardamom powder, almonds, fried boondis and mix well. Let it cool a bit, but while still warm, shape them into small balls with the palm of your hands. Cool and serve!