• What’s on the platter this Baisakhi

    Baisakhi is round the corner and all Indians are slowly and gradually gearing up for the yearly celebrations. The season of harvest is celebrated for all things ripe and full in nature. Sweets mark celebration of all festivals across all communities. There is hardly any community which shows a strong distaste for the sweet gourmet. Big celebrations need to celebrated with sweets in huge quantity and to order sweets in huge amount from the shop can often be pocket pinching. Often in such cases it is highly recommended to earn the skills of how to make such sweet dishes to save extra shedding of money and earn praises for yourself from all family members and relatives. Today we can begin with a few sweet dish recipes that can win you praises from family and friends on this Baisakhi get together.

    Boondi ke Ladoo is a very famous Indian dessert that is savoured with  great delight in almost all festivals and celebrations. Be it Diwali, Rakshabandhan, shaadi or sangeet celebration, Boondi ke Laddu have not found any substitute till date. A sweet treat with cashews, raisins, saffron and the light flavor of cardamom, these ladoos can be home made as well and served in the platter accompanied with  some  more variety of sweet dishes this Baisakhi. How to prepare boondi ke ladoo? The preparation is elaborately discussed below.

     

    1. Use water or milk to prepare a thin batter of gram flour. Pour some ghee in a pan and heat it.
    2. In the fryer or strainer fill batter up to the half.
    3. By hitting the strainer on side of the pan, lifting it up and then again hitting it over pan, drain boondis in hot ghee. This process should be finished very quickly.
    4. Fry the boondis until they are golden in color, drain and then remove the fried boondis from the pan.
    5. By boiling sugar and water, prepare sugar syrup of one and a half thread consistency.
    6. To the syrup add saffron water and color. Mix dry fruits and cardamom to the boondis in the syrup.
    7. 10 minutes later sprinkle over a little hot water, and cover it and let it rest for 1 1/2 hour.
    8. Prepare round balls with moist hands and Boondi ke ladoo are ready to be served.

     

    For any kind of festival or celebration including house warming parties Atta Ladoos are rich and sweet dessert. These ladoos can be stored in a dry place like we keep biscuits and have it as snacks in tit bits. A variety of recipes are recommended for making these ladoos. You can savour it’s sweetness with minimal ingredients.

    Here’s an easy and instant recipe with step-by-step instructions for atta ladoo that are easy to make and best in taste.

    Ingredients required to make wheat Ladoos

    1. Wheat flour – 2 cups
    2. Tagar – 1¼ cup
    3. Ghee – ¾ cup
    4. Cashews – 8-10
    5. Green cardamom – 4-5

    How to prepare

    1. Crush green cardamom seeds into fine powder. Pour some ghee in a wok and heat it on flame. Keep some ghee and add it if required. When the ghee is heated, add wheat flour into it. Roast the misture on a medium flame until it turns fragrant and it turns brownish.
    2. To prevent it from browning at the base, turn off the flame and keep stirring the flour. Mix chopped cashews and green cardamom powder into the roasted wheat spread on a plate. Allow it to cool down a little but not completely otherwise it will become difficult to bind the ladoos.
    3. Now add tagar when the mixture is cooled. Now the mixture for making ladoos is ready.
    4. Take small portion of the mixture and roll it out with hands. Bind the mixture nto a firm ladoo by pressing  the mixture with both the hands. Keep the size as desired.
    5. Mouth watering wheat flour ladoos are ready to be served as a dessert to satiate you sweet tooth cravings.
    6. To prepare sweet dishes during or before celebrations you can simply order the ingredients like Rishta Besan or Rista Atta from Grofers and avoid the rush at super markets during the over crowded festive season.