Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Urad dal Ladoos ~ Blog hop 28th December 2011

This is my entry for Blog Hop Wednesday started by Radhika of Tickling Palates. Its a beautiful concept where not only do you get to make new  blogger friends, cook from their blogs but in return they visit your blog and try out your recipes too.

If you are interested in  joining Blog Hop Wednesday here is how it works:

"The plot behind this attempt is to form groups and make pairs with a blogger who will be your partner for that particular week. This happens every alternate Wednesdays. You will then go through your partner’s blog, select, choose, cook, click and post the recipe in your blog on Wednesday and vice versa. The alternate week you will have a new partner. This way not only you tend to your blog at intervals but also learn some new recipes along the way and get to know a lot of bloggers and make friends."

This recipe is  from Nisha's Kitchen. Looking through her post, there was a huge variety, but finally I decided to try this ladoo recipe. The recipe was simple to follow. The only changes I made were that halved the quantity and  I added mixed nuts  instead of just cashew .I also added some saffron strands into the mixture  to add colour the ladoos.
The original recipe can be found here.

Delicious and delectable ladoos that tasted wonderful and nutty.


 8oz Urad (Black Gram) Dal husked
4oz  Powdered sugar
4oz Coarsely chopped mixed nuts, pistachio, almonds and cashew
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
1/2 teaspoon saffron strands soaked in 2 tablespoons milk.
1/2 cup clarified butter (ghee)
1.In  a large pan dry roast the urad  dal until golden and grind to a coarse powder.
2. Transfer the ground dal to a large bowl and add the powdered sugar, followed by the cardamom powder and saffron soaked in milk.
3. Dry roast the nuts for 2-3 minutes then add them to the bowl with the dal. Mix well
4. Melt the clarified butter and add it gradually to the mixture until it forms a sand like texture that will come togeter when pinched into a ball in your fist.
5. Form small walnut sized balls on the mixture and place on a serving plate.
Ladoos are ready for serving.

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Semolina ladoos

Submitting to;
Lets cook for christmas red/ green event.


  1. Adadiya khava avu padse...winter warmer sweet..look s good

  2. Wow. Looks perfect & tempting.

  3. Looks yummy and healthy!!!Will try soon

  4. delicious warming laddus for the season !!

  5. Healthy and delicious laddoos.

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year

  6. Healthy ladoos,looks fabulous Happy 2012 to u and ur family Nayna..

  7. Very healthy post. well tried..Wish u a very happy new year :)

  8. made them for my last blog hop; looks nice

  9. That's a sweet coincidence :-) I have also posted a ladoo recipe today
    Wish you a wonderful 2012 !!

  10. Healthy combo and looks so good! Happy New Year dear!

  11. Not sure what urad dal or black gram is...the balls seem quite delicious.

  12. That is very nice way to make friends, this is healthy ladoo according to my mum! Happy New year!!

  13. delicious looking ladoo
    happy holidays

  14. Bf loves these. I will have to make these sometimes :-).


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