Godi Laadu / Whole wheat laddoo

My Diwali platter this year was a combination of  various grains. This one is made of whole wheat flour. It is surprisingly simple to make yet utterly delicious.
We will need

Whole wheat flour /chapati flour 1 cup
Ghee  about 1 cup  (more or less)
Sugar 1-1.5 cups (use the finest variety)
Cardamon 1 (shelled and the seeds crushed)

Method:
  • Heat a non-stick pan  with about 3 tbsp of ghee. Dump the flour and  toast it till fragrant about 15-20 minutes. The colour of the flour deepens a bit and the flour sort of plumps up too. More than  anything it becomes sweet and fragrant sort of like toasting nuts.
  • Remove from heat and allow it to cool slightly. Stir in the sugar,cardamon and let it cool enough to handle.
  • Now melt the remaining ghee. Make a well in the center of the flour-sugar mixture and pour in the ghee a little at a time.
  • Work the ghee into the flour. Pour more ghee  if  the flour absorbs all of it.
  • Gather some  of the mixture in your palms and form it into balls Laddoos. If it crumbles, the mixture needs more  ghee. Arrange the finished Laddoos in a single layer on a big platter. 
  • Allow  the Laddoos to air dry for a few hours and pack it in an air-tight container.

6 comments:

srikars kitchen said...

yummy ladoos.. looks yummy..

radha said...

The konkanis call it Churma Undo. And I am making this tomorrow. Will let you know once I do.

Sravs said...

Delicious ladoos !! looks so yummy !!

Nagashree said...

Yummy, yummy! I make them the same way.

Kannada Cuisine said...

Thanks people..
@Radha, did not know abt the Konkanis!

Priya said...

Thats a quick,healthy and delicious laddoos.