Introduction: Motichoor Ladoo
_ Ladoos are the most famous Indian sweets in almost every occassion or festival .
_ We find many varities of ladoos and each one has its own verstility. Ladoos are made with different base ingredients like semolina,chick pea flour,wheat flour,lentils,nuts and dry fruits.
_ Iam preparing another famous ladoo of North India called "Motichoor ladoo" . These ladoos are soft, delish melt in mouth ladoo made with split chick peas,sugar and ghee.
_ The word ladoo comes from Sanskrit word' ladduka' or' lattika',meaning a small ball . 'Moti' means ' pearl' in Hindi ,and chur means ' to crush or ' to crumble'.
_ Therefore motichoor ladoo collectively means ' balls of crumbled pearls'.
_ One cup split chick peas
_ One cup Sugar
_ Half cup water
_ Orange food colour
_ Chopped almonds
_ Little Ghee
_ Cooking oil
Step 1: Soak Split Chick Peas
_ First step is to soak split chick peas.Take one cup of split chick peas ( chana dal) and soak in water for 3 hours .
Step 2: Remove Water After Soaking
_ After soaking split chick peas for three hours remove the water.
Step 3: Blend to Paste
_ After removing water from soaked split chick peas transfer them to blender and blend to paste without adding any water
Step 4: Make Patties With the Paste
_ After blending to paste .Take small portion and make patties by just flattening them as shown in my image.
_ Repeat the same procedure and make all the patties.
Step 5: Fry Them
_ Next step is to fry the patties .Fry them until they turn little golden brown color .(Don't fry for long duration until they turn dark brown)
_ Repeat the same procedure and fry all the patties
Step 6: Break Into Pieces
_ After frying them we need to break all the patties in to small pieces .
Step 7: Blend
_ Transfer the pieces into blender and blend to little coarse powder.( Don't blend to totally fine powder)
Step 8: Preparing Sugar Syrup
_ Take one cup of sugar in a vessel. Add Half cup of water.
Step 9: Add Orange Food Colour
_ Add Orange food colour and give a mix . Once sugar syrup attains sticky consistency switch off the stove .
Step 10: Add Blended Mixture
_ Add blended mixture to the sugar syrup and again switch on the stove .Cook for 5 minutes by mixing until mixture thickens.
Step 11: Add One Tablespoon Ghee
_ Add one tablespoon ghee,little cardamom powder and give a mix .Adding ghee gives nice flavour to the ladoo.
Step 12: Add Chopped Almonds
_ When mixture thickenes add chopped almonds and give a mix .( You can even add cashews)
Step 13: Make Small Balls
_ Grease hands with little ghee and make small balls with the mixture .
Step 14: Make All Ladoos
_ Repeat the same procedure and make all the ladoos.
_ Decorate the ladoo with cashews .
Step 15: Enjoy the Ladoos
_ Store in container and enjoy motichoor ladoos
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