Thursday, February 19, 2009

Maladu


Maladu or Pottu Kadala Ladoo is very famous in the Thirunelveli district. Maladu is a favourite of mine. This is my perfect snack. It's so ridiculously simple to make. . For every family, there is a traditional sweet that is made for every special occasion It is a big ball that is prepared and given for all functions and celebrations. It has a melt in the mouth texture and is typical of Tamilian Brahmin Cuisine. I make them very often. You can keep the mixed pottukadali/sugar powder. Whenever you need the ladoos, just warm the ghee and make them.

Ingredients:

Pottu kadalai (Roastedgram)-1 cup
(Dariya Dal )
Sugar - 2 cups
Ghee - 1 cup
Powdered caradamom - 2 tsp
Cashewnuts-50 gms
Method:
1. Grind pottu kadalai to a fine powder
2. Grind sugar to a powder (it's important that you do steps 1 and 2 separately)
until it reaches a consistency where you can comfortably roll them into lime-sized balls.
3. Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a small pan and fry cashews till golden brown.
4.Mix both the powders, cardamom powder, roasted cahew nuts. Add the rest of the warm ghee slowly
5.It is the best sweet and it consumes less time.. Add warm ghee to make balls so that tha ladoo will not stick to the hands.



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17 comments:

Usha said...

What a coincidence just yesterday I was thinking it has been a long time since I had maaladu and here you have made some fantastic ones...looks tempting :-)

DEESHA said...

nice laddoos jaishree ..

sriharivatsan said...

You r back!! So nice..Maaladu looks yummy and delicious..Superb..

AnuSriram said...

Welcome back! Ladu looks lovely!

Adlak's tiny world said...

shinning laddoos... send me the whole.. congrats for the award. Indeed u r a sweet hrt.

Priya said...

Wow maladu looks yummy n delicious..wat a shiny sweet:)

srikars kitchen said...

Nice laddoos.. looks soft & perfect..

AnuSriram said...

Jaishree, I have something for u in my blog. Pls check!

rekhas kitchen said...

looks so yummy and nice texture.

Jaishree said...

Thank u usha, Desha, sriharivatsan,Anu,Hema, priya, sripriya, rekha for your sweet commnts.
Thank you anu for the award.. so sweet of you dear:)

Viki Xavier. said...

lovely ladoos dear . Tempting me a lot:)

Premyscakes said...

jaishree looks so yum, never tried this kind, will give a try.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

nice texture and color! Too good! romba nalla iruku!

vidhas said...

Jaishree, Maladdu looks delicious. One more award is waiting, come and grab it.

Malar Gandhi said...

Ma Laddu, sounds interesting, simple and healthy dish...love the color + picture!:)

Uma said...

mmm. laddu looks so mouth-watering. Congrats on your award!

Nithya Praveen said...

Looks wonderful Jaishree,felt nostalgic.Maladu was given to my inlaws by parents during my wedding,am sure u wud be able to relate it,typical tirunelveli custom.Yummy!