Simple Vermicelli Laddu

4 Sep

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Semya Laddu.

Vermicelli / semya is roasted in ghee till it turns golden brown in color. It is then cooled and ground into fine powder using a grinder. It it then mixed with ground nuts and sugar. The mixture is then made into lime sized balls with help of warm ghee.
Makes: around 5 Vermicelli Coconut Laddu.

Ingredients:

Vermicelli 1 Cup
Sugar 1/4 Cup
Green Cardamom 1
Cashews 4
Almonds 5
Ghee 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Bruise the cardamom pods and grind the seeds into fine powder.
Grind sugar into fine powder using a spice blender.
Warm up the ghee and keep aside.

Blanch the almonds and peel off the skin.
Grind blanched almonds and cashews into fine powder.

Heat half a tsp of ghee in a pan on low heat, add vermicelli and fry till vermicelli is golden brown in color.
Cool the vermicelli to room temperature and grind it into fine powder using a grinder.
Use a sieve to separate coarse vermicelli and grind them again into fine powder.
Remove the ground vermicelli into a mixing bowl.

Add sugar, cardamom powder and cashew nuts and almonds powder to the mixing bowl.
Mix well, pour ghee and form the mixture into lime sized balls.
Can store vermicelli laddu in a jar for couple of days and serve as a snack.
Notes: Make sure to roast and grind the vermicelli well.

Suggestions: Adjust the sugar according to taste.
Variations: Checkout the vermicelli coconut laddu. Also garnish with chopped nuts if desired.
Other Names: Vermicelli Laddu, Semya Laddu, Semiya Ladoo.

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7 Responses to “Simple Vermicelli Laddu”

  1. Hari Chandana September 4, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    My fav laddu.. simple and delicious.. looks too good !!

  2. kanthi September 4, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    semya laddu chala bavundhi,variety ga kuda undhi

  3. Bhagwati Prasad Bhaskar September 7, 2010 at 5:07 am #

    Wonderful recipe, I liked it very much.

  4. kavitha September 15, 2010 at 12:27 am #

    its really nice recipe and very easy to prepare

  5. Bhuvana November 18, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    I just tried them and they came out perfect 🙂 Raji, u sure rock. Was wondering if 1/4cup sugar is enough.. but after finishing, i should tell it has got exact sweetness. thanks for simple sweet 🙂

  6. vani August 10, 2011 at 7:11 am #

    very easy compulsory try chesta

  7. sibi November 21, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    Simple, nice, and delicious

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