Maa laddu - Celebrating 2nd blog anniversary

Written by: Shanthi Muthuvel
I am very excited to share that i am celebrating 2nd blog anniversary today. I would like to thank all my friends, readers, visitors and my fellow bloggers for their support over last two years. I got many new friends from blogging world in the last two years. To celebrate this special occasion i prepared a simple but yummy sweet called maa laddu. Maa laddu / roasted gram laddu / pottukadalai urundai is a popular sweet prepared with roasted gram / pottukadalai. This simple and delicious laddu will be enjoyed by all ages.
Maa laddu
Ingredients:
Yields : 13 laddu
Preparation time: 15 to 20 minutes
      • 1 cup + 1 handful - Roasted gram / Pottukadalai
      • 1 cup - Sugar
      • 3/4 to 1 cup - Ghee (hot ghee)
      • 2 nos - Cardamom
      • 10 nos - Cashew nuts
Maa laddu process
Preparation method:
  1. Grind roasted gram / pottukadalai in a mixer grinder to a smooth powder. Set aside.
  2. Same way grind sugar and cardamom seeds in a mixer grinder to a smooth powder, set it aside.
  3. Fry cashew nuts in little ghee till they are golden brown in color. Set aside.
  4. Take a mixing bowl, add ground roasted gram, ground sugar, fried cashew nuts along with ghee and mix well.
  5. Now heat the remaining ghee over medium flame and slowly add to the above mixture till you get the right consistency that lets you make lemon sized balls. Do not add all the ghee in one shot, make sure you add little at a time.
  6. While it is still warm, make lemon sized balls out of the dough and store it in an airtight container for a week. yummy maa laddu is ready.
Maa laddu
Notes:
  • You can alternatively dry roast the roasted gram and then powder it, but it is completely optional.
  • Make laddu balls while the dough is still warm otherwise it will be too hard to make a perfect ball.
  • Add hot ghee little by little in the ground mixture while making laddu.
Maa laddu

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11 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 2nd blog anniversary, very lovely and delicious maa ladoo. Beautiful and mouthwatering array of recipes. Wish you many many more successful years to come...

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  2. Congrats for your 2nd anniversary and maa ladoo looks fantastic.

    On-going event: South Indian cooking

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  3. Congrats on your 2nd blog anniversary,wish you many more years of blogging...laddu looks superb :)

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  4. wow laddus looks superb Shanthi :) happy blog anniversary and wishing you more success in the coming years

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  5. Thank you all my friends for your wonderful comments and wishes...

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  6. Lovely laddus..congrats on your 2nd blog anniversary....

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  7. Congratulations on completing two years. Maa laddu is a sweet liked by all and so easy to make. Great for your blog- birthday!

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  8. congrats on ur second blog anniversary.. i make this pottukadalai laddu often.. nice clicks.. wishing u many more years of succesful blogging.. :)

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  9. Congrats Shanthi, way to go, these maa ladoos are perfect for the occasion..

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