Friday, November 17, 2006

Besan Unde

I am not a sweet person.....oh wait, I didn't mean it that way. I don't have a sweet tooth...this is what I am talking about. Whereas, my hubby and my son both love sweets. If you have noticed this is the first sweet recipe I am posting, hoping there are more to follow.

My mother-in-law makes the best besan laddos ever. I just love them. On her recent visit here, she taught me how to make them too, so that i can savor them whenever I feel like. I guarantee it's an easy recipe and very very tasty too.

Makes 10 medium sized laddos.

Besan/ Gram flour- 1 cup
Ghee- 1/4 cup
Sugar- 3/4 cup
Broken cashewnuts- a handful
Dry copra grated- 1/2 cup

-> Take 1/2 a tsp of ghee and roast the cashewnuts till golden brown.Cool.
-> In a deep vessel or mixing bowl, combine the sugar, grated dry copra and the roasted cashewnuts. Keep aside.
-> Meanwhile, heat the remaining ghee in a non stick pan. Add the gram flour little by little and mix it in. The consistency at this point should be paste like and should drop easily from the spoon. If not, add more ghee tsp by tsp till you reach this consistency. Keep frying this mixture on medium flame till it turns golden brown and the aroma resembles that of mysore pak.
-> Take off the mixture from stove and mix it with the other dry ingredients using a spatula. The contents are very very hot at this point, so don't even attempt to put your hands in there. Leave this mixture till warm and then shape into laddos.

If you are a first-time sweet maker, a few things tend to go wrong but don't panic. I have just the ways to make it right for you-

- If the mixture turns out to be very greasy and hard to shape into balls, stick it into the refrigerator for about 15 mins and then try shaping them.

- If you forget to shape the laddos when warm and the mixture hardens, microwave it for a few mins till the ghee melts and then shape them.

Hope you have a good time making laddos.


Anonymous said...

Hi Saakshi,is this the new post?!Looks yummy!I love Besan unde.I haven't seen you in a long time girl:))Come back!

Anonymous said...

Hi Saakshi, tried ur was authencity at its best!

just for fun said...

Thanks for sharing.
Looks yummy.

Happy holidays

Anonymous said...

Sangi Pingi.... I have all plans of makin these ladoos 'n torturing my people this Christmas... Hehehehe
Thx for d recipie

Anonymous said...

Hey Saakshi,

I tried this Besan unde today!!!! Thumba chennagi bandidde....

Just waiting for my husband to come home and taste.

After making the round balls i kept it in fridge for 10 mins n now its its hard is that okay??
Or hsoud i melt it a little by keeping it in the microwave.

Is it supposed to be hard only??

Malar Gandhi said...

Its a lovely photo. I feel like grabbing one for myself. I should probably try this some time.