Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Deepavali Sweets - Mohan Ladoo - Semolina and Sugar Balls.

I do not know how, why or who baptized our traditional sweet dishes with such beautiful names. But the names surely are enchanting and just adorable. One such sweet is Mohan Ladoo meaning Enchanting Ladoo! The taste justifies its name!

Fine semolina (rava) - 1 glass (200 ml)
Sugar - 1 glass
Salt - 1 pinch
Cardamom powder - 1 pinch
Cashew nuts - a few
Ghee - 3 tbsps
Oil - for frying

1. Add salt and knead semolina into a soft but stiff dough using the required amount of water.
2. Cover with a damp cloth and leave it aside for ten minutes.
3. Pinch and knead the dough again and roll out into thin ' poories' using rice flour for dusting.
4. Heat oil in a kadai and drop in a ' poorie' after marking it with a fork.
5. Press down the ' poorie' so that it does not puff up.
6. Turn the ' poorie' now and then so that both the sides are fried well.
7. Remove the crisp reddish brown ' poorie' with a perforated ladle and drain on a kitchen towel.
8. Fry all the 'poories' and allow them to cool down .
9. Powder the sugar and cardamom smoothly in a mixer.
10. Break the crunchy ' poories' and add the bits to the powdered sugar and give one swish in the mixer. The 'poorie' powder should be coarse and it should blend with the finely powdered sugar.
11. Empty the ' poorie' and sugar blend into a bowl.
12. Heat the ghee and fry the cashew nuts to a golden brown colour.
13. Pour the hot ghee and the fried cashew nuts all over the mixture.
14. Mix with a spatula so that the hot ghee melts away the sugar.
15. Take a handful of the mixture and shape into a golf ball size 'ladoo'. A sprinkle of hot milk will facilitate the easy formation of Mohan Ladoos.

The crumbly "Enchanting" ladoos are sure to enchant anyone who savours it.

9 Post your Comments:

S.R.Ramachandran said...

it is a very tasty, crispy item. appa

Sowmya Gopal said...

can we soak the poorie in some flavored milk (with cardomom, sugar and raisins) and eat it like paal poli ?

bullbear said...

Hello, This is the first time i have heard about this sweet - Mohan Ladoo. After going through the recipe I got interested in preparing it this Deepavali. Thanks for providing a new variety of sweet.

Mona said...

We make similar version, but we stop at the powder stage and it is called as 'Maleeda'. We add that sweetened powder to a glass of hot milk or enjoy it as it is.

Priya Suresh said...

Cute looking ladoos, very interesting..

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AJ said...

Looks delicious!! I love these laddoos.

Lakshmi said...

Never heard of this sweet dish before but it looks inviting in the pic. I am coming over to your place for Diwali! :D as I can see a sweet series ahead after those thanda thanda cool cool pachadi series.

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lovable dish for me... i like it....

YOSEE said...

Namma humble Rava Urundai with a college degree! ( hehehe !)