Indians are just fond of laddoo’s to a great extent. I am no exception to it. Laddoo is a sweet dish which is usually round in shape, made in different varieties/flour. I have a dear friend who does laddoo’s in a very healthy fashion. I had asked for the recipe from him, soon will post that variety also. Usually in south India I have seen more of chickpea flour laddoo’s. I wanted to try something different. Found so many recipes over the internet. Finally I mixed up and made this laddoo out of whole wheat flour and YAY! it came out well……I hope dear friends you will like it as well:)
Whole Wheat Flour : 1 cup
Cashews, walnut, almonds: all together 3/4 cup ( you can add any sort of nuts you want or skip this as well)
Poppy seeds/ khas khas : 1/4 cup
Jaggery/Gur : 3/4 cups ( You can optional use sugar, but I have tried a healthier version)
Cardamom powder : 1 teaspoon
Clarified Butter/Ghee : 2 tablespoons
First dry roast the whole wheat flour in a large pan for almost 5 to 8 mins, till you get a good aroma. Make sure to stir continuously, so that the lower layer doesn’t get burned. Keep stirring for an even roast. The color of the flour would change slowly to a darker shade. Stop cooking and let it cool down.
Mean time, chop all the nuts to small pieces. Grate the Jaggery. If you have powdered jaggery well and good. Put all of them in a blender along with Poppy seeds, cardamom powder. Grind it well to a fine paste. If needed add very little water and grind it.
I added Poppy seeds to get the crunchy texture, you can skip it if you don’t want. This mixture smell was heavenly 😀
Next in another pan, heat up clarified butter.
When it is heated up nicely, pour it in the dry roasted wheat flour. Pour the ground mixture as well. Mix up everything together.
Make it into small balls, with your fist. If it tends to break while making the balls, apply very little clarified butter/Ghee in your palm and make the balls.
Now the wheat laddoos are ready 🙂