Here is a sweet that we can prepare in a jiffy!
Other names: Pottu kadalai ladoo, maladu, nei laddu, nei urundai, dalia ladoo.
Puffed channa dhal - 1 cup
sugar - 1 cup
(sugar : dhal = 1:1 ratio)
ghee - 1 cup
cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
cashew nut - 10
raisin - 10
Dry grind the puffed channa dhal and sugar to a fine powder.
Mix the cardamom powder with it.
Heat a tsp of ghee and fry the cashews, raisins. Mix it with the powdered dhal.
Melt the ghee.
Mix it with the powdered dhal little by little and make small key-lime size balls while it is hot. (Melt the ghee then and there while preparing the ladoo).
Pottu kadalai ladoo is ready!
Serve as snack.
It can be stored in air tight container for a week.
Makes 12 ladoos (approx).
I made this ladoo for a quick snack and changed the recipe by reducing the ghee. But the traditional method explained above tastes better than my healthy version. Anyway if you need some snack with less ghee follow mine:).
Here I have added only 1 tbsp ghee. Replaced the ghee by very little milk, as the addition of milk with sugar makes it easy.
But this ladoo won't last long in room temperature, because of the addition of milk.