Another favorite, a delicious & very easy to make sweetmeat, ladoo. It is made with chickpea (channa) flour. When we lived in Cape Town in the early 1980's, a neighbor, an excellent cook and caterer often sent us platefuls of delicious treats. My son, Darshan who was just 2 years at that time, really enjoyed these treats. His favorite was ladoo. As a young man he still enjoys them.
Delicious round ladoos
We received so many of these wonderful gifts from my neighbor that we began referring to her as “ladoo aunty”
I have since learned to make my own ladoos. Here is the recipe
This recipe calls for a large amounts of sugar, oil and other fattening ingredients. Do pay attention to your diet before consuming this product. Consider substitutes to ingredients like sugar, butter & milk.
You will need a colander with large holes or any utensil with large holes. You will need to push batter through the holes into the frying pan. Have sets of large spoons to scoop out fried batter and another to add mix into the syrup. When the batter is pushed through the holes, the little curved pieces are called bhoondi.
This treat is really easy to do and yet so delicious. You will be certain to have success with this recipe.
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