Friday, April 23, 2010

Porikadalai laddu

Here is a sweet that we can prepare in a jiffy!

Other names: Pottu kadalai ladoo, maladu, nei laddu, nei urundai, dalia ladoo.



Ingredients:
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

Method:
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!

Serving suggestions:
Serve as snack.
It can be stored in air tight container for a week.
Makes 12 ladoos (approx).

Alternative method:
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.

19 comments:

Pavithra said...

Looks yummy .. my fav too.

Priya said...

give me any urundai..i do swaga in a sec..healthy and delicious

AshKuku said...

Lovely tempting laddoos.... Reminded me of those days back when I was small.... when I used to taste them.. WOW!!!!

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

SathyaSridhar said...

Heyy,,Viki nei laddu nalla seithurukkeenga paa,,,en amma gyabagam vanthuduchu avanga nalla seivanga..

Faiza Ali said...

Yummmy yummy laddu :) thanks for this quick and easy recipe.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Hmmm. Healthy delicious laddu's
Thx. for sharing dear :-)

sowmya's creative saga said...

healthy one..

Cicily Antony said...

yummy laddu...have to try...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

hmm..after a very long time i'm get to see these yummy mouth-watering porikadalai laddu Viki...feel like grabbing a few and pop into my mouth...hmhm yummmyoo:P

simply.food said...

What is puffed chanadhal? I only have raw uncooked and roasted chana dhal called dalia.
Ladoos look nice and simple to make.Healthy too.

Ammu Madhu said...

lovely

VineelaSiva said...

Yummy sweet.Looks like urad dal laddoo.Never try with this dal.Nice post viki.

Parita said...

Something new to me, laddoos look delicious, i could def grab one right now :)

Priya said...

Woww, love this laddoos, its has been ages i had them..supera irruku Viki..

Gita Jaishankar said...

Nice tempting laddus Viki...looks good.

Anu said...

Tempting ladoos...

Malar Gandhi said...

I like pottukadalai laadu, its easy to finish for quick snack and healthy as well:)

Cham said...

I use to grab pottukadalai and sugar and munch when I was kid! The ladoo looks delicious!

Rina said...

Viki dear..thanx for this easy version of laddu..my granny used to make them for us for b'days or other spl occassions...I will make these at the earliest..