Assorted Mung Dal Laddu for the Festive Season





With Festive Season around, one has to prepare for next festival the moment you wrap up the past one. As Food and Festival are two sides of the same coin, one has to prepare well in advance in order to enjoy the day well with family, friends and relatives instead of slogging and sweating in the kitchen.

Therefore I thought it might help a few to know that you can prepare a healthy and delicious laddu which can be prepared in a hurry. Since Mung Dal is the healthiest of all lentils and actually helps in reducing weight, I decided to use it instead of Besan or any other lentil.

The Mung Dal/lentils have to be roasted to increase the shelf life of the sweet item and also give that nice aroma and unique taste.

What You Will Need:

1 cup roasted Mung Dal . Roast till you get a nice aroma. Grind to a fine powder in grinder and then sieve through a strainer to remove any big particles present. If going for a big batch, try getting it done outside in a flour mill.
1 cup sugar ground to powder
½ tsp cardamom powder
1/3rd cup ghee or clarified butter
Chopped Dry Fruits like almonds, cashew nuts and raisins

Steps To Make:

Mix mung dal with sugar , cardamom powder and dry fruits.
Heat ghee in a pan and add it little by little to mixture.
Make small round balls of it. The ghee amount can be increased or decreased depending whether your laddus are binding or not binding. You can grease your palm with oil and use a little milk too which helps you to bind them easily.
Simple Isn’t it. Well no. Making laddu is not as simple as it looks. Binding and getting the right shape is the most delicate part and patience is the key to it.
  


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  1. Thanks always Beena for dropping by and leaving your precious comments

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