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Thokkudu Laddu

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: andhra
Author: Pavani

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Besan (Chick pea flour)
  • 1 cup Sugar – (or more depending on how sweet you want)
  • 6 pods Cardamom (Elaichi)
  • 4 tbsps Ghee
  • Cashews (fried in ghee)

Instructions

Make Janthikalu (Murukulu):

  • Add just enough water to besan to make a thick batter.
  • Fry janthikalu in hot oil till golden brown. Remove onto paper towels and allow to cool slightly.
  • When they are cool enough to handle, crush them into small pieces and grind into smooth powder. Sieve the powder 2-3 times to remove any big pieces of janthikalu.
  • When they are cool enough to handle, crush them into small pieces and grind into smooth powder. Sieve the powder 2-3 times to remove any big pieces of janthikalu.

Make Sugar Syrup:

  • Meanwhile, make the sugar syrup. Simmer sugar and water (level of water in the vessel should just above sugar) until it comes to one-string consistency.

Make Laddoos:

  • When you get to the one-string consistency stage, remove the vessel from heat; add the powdered janthikalu, ghee, cardamom powder and cashews.
  • Cover and keep aside until the mixture is easy to handle. Then make laddus and enjoy the warm, freshly home made delicacies.

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