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Whole Wheat Laddu

30 Oct

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Goduma Laddu.

Whole wheat is roasted in little bit of ghee till golden brown. Then its ground into powder and mixed with powdered sugar and nuts. The mixture is made into small balls with few drops of milk or ghee. While ghee enhances the shelf life, milk is less calorie rich.
Makes: around 10 Whole Wheat Laddu.

Ingredients:

Whole Wheat 1 Cup
Sugar 1/2 – 3/4 Cup
Milk 3 – 5 Tbsps
Cashews 4
Raisins 10
Ghee 1/2 tsp

Method of preparation:

Break cashews into small pieces.
Grind sugar into fine powder and keep aside.

Heat ghee in a pan on medium heat, add cashews and raisins.
Fry till cashews turn light golden brown and raisins plump up.
Remove the fried ingredients onto a plate.

In the same pan with remaining ghee, add whole wheat.
Roast the whole wheat until its aromatic and dark golden brown in color.
Cool the roasted whole wheat to room temperature.

Grind the whole wheat into fine powder using a spice blender.
Grind the whole wheat in batches to make it easy on the blender.
Make one of the batch little coarse than the rest for texture.

Remove the whole wheat powder onto a mixing bowl, add sugar, cashews and raisins.
Add milk to the above mixture and form it into lemon sized balls.
Store the whole wheat laddu in a dry jar and these stay for upto a week.
Notes: Make sure to roast the whole wheat right.

Suggestions: Adjust the milk according to the mixture.
Variations: You can also add fresh or dry coconut to the powder.
Other Names: Whole Wheat Laddu, Godhuma Laddulu.