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Friday, September 22, 2017

Maa Ladoo (Maladu) | Pottukadala Laddus (Step by Step Pics)

Pottukadala(split dalia) was invariably used whenever preparing chutneys, preparing mixture or aval velayichathu. Other than that I could hardly think about anything else prepared using split dalia(pottukadala). However, I had a packet of pottukadala extra at home accidentally. I knew this wouldn't get over in couple of months as I rarely used pottukadala on a regular affair. So on searching internet sites, I happen to see many making laddoo out of it. I didn't think twice before I started making these cute balls as I already had prepared moong dal laddus and they are almost similar to them. They are really soft and delicious plus they hardly need any time to prepare. How simple it sounds right?? Enjoy making them for this Diwali and enjoy with your loved ones !!


Preparation time~ 15 mins
Cooking time~15 mins
Serves ~7-8
Ingredients
*pottukadala /split dalia 1cup
powdered sugar 1/2 cup
ghee 1/4 cup + 1tbsp
cardamom powder 1/3 tsp
cashews 7-8 or 2tbsp broken



Method
  • Dry roast the pottukadala/split dalia in a pan on medium heat by continous stirring for 3 mins till the raw smell of split dalia disappears.Keep in mind that the split dalia shouldn't change color.Leave to cool.
  • Add this in a blender and powder it up fine.Sieve the mixture to get smooth powder,repeat the grinding with left over coarse mixture until you are left out with very little coarse particles which can't be blended any further.Discard the coarse mixture if any left out.
  • Powder the sugar in the same blender jar until smooth.If you are using cardamom,then add the pods along with sugar so that it gets nicely powdered.I haven't done that as I separately powder small batches of cardamom and keep.Mix the powdered sugar with the pottukadala powder with cardamom powder,keep aside.

  • Melt a tbsp of ghee and add the broken cashews.Fry until slightly browned.Switch off flame and add the remaining ghee to the pan so that its melted.
  • Add the melted ghee mixture little by little with cashews to the pottukadala mixture and try shaping them in balls.Add more ghee as required and try shaping them in balls.Place  a lemon size mixture in the non dominant hand  and press with the dominant hand to shape them.
  • Serve or store in air tight containers.

NOTES
* You can use roasted split dalia(pottukadala) instead of roasting at home but make sure the roasted ones have no added salt in it.

You may also like these-
* Moong Dal Laddus
* Multi Grain Laddus
* Dates Nut laddu
* Semiya Laddu
* Coconut Laddu
* Mango Coconut laddu
* Besan Laddu
* Rava Laddu
* Bhoondi Laddu

5 comments:

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite, looks so yummy

Marisa G Thermofan said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Julie. Love cardamom flavor and I'm sure these balls must be delicious. Have a nice weekend.

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute and yummy..

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

Such delicious looking laddoos...

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Best Blogger Tips

The ladoos have come out so perfect...Wish I could grab one off the screen