Tried and tasted by Nivedita
A healthy and tasty Ladoo. And the easiest also.
These were very common in our house during my childhood. Usually fresh coconut is also added in this but I like it the plain. And as we know the Oats now, I have tried adding the Oats powder. I never miss any chance to add Oats in my food preparation.
To make 8(big) or 10(small) ladoos
Fine Semolina (Bombay rawa) - 1 cup
Oats powder - 1/4 cup(can add more and reduce the qty of rawa)
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Almonds and cashew nut powder - 2 tbsp
Add whole cashew nuts(I used the powder as my younger daughter never likes dry fruits to eat directly.)
- Roast the semolina and oats powder till you get nice aroma. This is must as it allows the ladoos to become softer.
- Transfer into a wide plate and allow to cool.
- While roasting the rawa, keep the sugar and water to boil.
- Allow it to boil till you get one thread consistency. It may take almost 15 minutes.
- Once the syrup is ready, remove from the heat and allow it to be warm.(This is very IMPORTANT)or else you will end up with making Semolina halwa :-)
- Add nuts powder, cardamom and ghee to the semolina and oats powder. Mix well.
- Slowly spread the half of the syrup to the semolina mix. Mix well and keep it aside for 2 minutes.Try making the ladoos. If not possible, add some more syrup and mix well. Take little amount of the mixture and try to make into ladoos. This time you should get it. Repeat with the remained mix.
- Keep in a plate and allow to cool.
- Store in a dry place. You can keep it for a week also.
Sending it again to Jagruti's event,