Thursday, February 19, 2009


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.


Pottu kadalai (Roastedgram)-1 cup
(Dariya Dal )
Sugar - 2 cups
Ghee - 1 cup
Powdered caradamom - 2 tsp
Cashewnuts-50 gms
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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