Every festival across India is celebrated with great enthusiasm and zest. Its time for mouthwatering sweets snacks, decorations, fun-frolics, and lavish festivities. Indian festivals are incomplete without sweets. Desserts/mithai on a celebration is a mandatory part of Indian culture. So, let’s celebrate India’s various festivals with the sweetness of these delicious easy ladoo recipes for festive season.
WHAT IS A LADOO OR LADDU?
Laddu or laddoo are round sweets made mostly from flour (flour varies depending on the recipe), sugar, and nuts. They are an essential part of festival celebrations. Whether Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri or Holi are all sweet and often distributed during the religious ceremonies in every household. Without Ladoos none of the Indian festivals or occasions are complete.
EASY LADOO RECIPES FOR FESTIVE SEASON
1. Besan Laddu
Besan laddo is made with Chickpea Flour (besan), sugar, cardamom, ghee, and nuts, deliciously sweet. Either Diwali, Raksha Bandhan, Holi or any other Indian holiday, Besana laddo is the favorite sweets of the festive season.
- 2 Cups gram flour
- 1/2 cup ghee
- 3/4 cup sugar, powdered
- 1/4 tsp green cardamom, powdered
- for garnishing almonds, pistachios, blanched
How To Prepare
- Melt the ghee in a kadhai (wok) and add the gram flour. Stir-fry over low heat. It takes about 30 minutes for the flour to cook through, and when finished, it gets a pasty look.
- It should be a light brown color. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to fully cool. If it does not cool completely, then when sugar is added it becomes moist
- Add the sugar and cardamom, and blend well, rubbing it against the bowl base with your open palm. Rub until fully blended.
- Form into tight, hard balls, and press hard at each point. Hold it pressed slightly longer at the final stage, so the surface is smooth.
- Decorate every ball with pistachios and almonds on top and serve.
- These can be kept in an airtight jar for approximately 4-6 weeks.
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2. Coconut Laddu
A really simple homemade Indian sweet to make. Nariyal Ladoo has cooked khoya with coconut and condensed milk. Shaped in round balls and filled with almonds and cashews.
- 1 1/2 Cup Desiccated coconut (toast it)
- 1 Cup Condensed milk
- 2 Tbsp Khoya
- 1 Tbsp Ghee (to toast the nuts)
- 10-15 Cashews and almonds
- Desiccated coconut (to roll the ladoos)
How To Prepare
- Place the grated coconut in a pan and toast lightly. (Just like the spices that roast dry). Keep stirring constantly, otherwise, it could burn.
- Add condensed milk to the roasted coconut while keeping it on the heat and blend well. Apply khoya to it and blend well. Hold it on heat and blend until the mixture starts to leave the sides of the container.
- Once it starts to leave the sides, this is the sign it’s ready. Remove it from the heat.
- Fry some nuts and almonds in the ghee.
- Roll the mixture into small rounds and place some dry fruit in these rounds, then roll it into small balls.
- Roll these balls over some desiccated coconut and the nariyal laddu are ready to be served!
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3. Mootichor Laddu
Motichoor ladoo is a traditional Indian sweet made from fine Chickpea Flour Perls, can be prepared all year long on Holi, Diwali, Janamashtmi and other special occasions as well.
- Besan, coarse – 1 cup
- Orange food color – 1/4 tsp
- Milk – 3 tbsp
- Salt – a pinch
- Oil/ ghee – to deep fry
- Pistachios – 12
- Sugar – 3/4 cup
- Water – 1 cup
- Cardamom – 1, powdered
- Rose essence – 3 drops
- Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp
How To Prepare
- In a blending bowl, take Besan, add salt and whisk, or you can sieve it, too. Stir well in the mixing bowl with the whisk. To make a thick batter, add milk, food color, and water.
- Heat a large Kadai with enough oil. Hold a heavier, bigger box/Dabba close the Kadai, without hitting the flames or the Kadai. Place a kitchen cloth or towel, folded over the container. This is for tapping the oil onto the ladle.
- Place flame to low or medium once the oil is hot and keep the boondi ladle over the oil in a slanting manner so that the handle rests above the Dabba. Gently pour batter over the ladle instead of in one place. Tap the ladle handle over the Dabba easily, so that the batter gets poured into the oil.
- Once the bubbles are reduced and you can see the boondis, extract them from the oil by using a wire mesh ladle. Never leave it for more time, otherwise, it will be crisp and dark. Drain in a paper towel. Repeat to finish.
- In order to make sugar syrup, combine sugar and water until you have a single string consistency. That is, swipe your forefinger over your back and test between the thumb and you should make a line.
- Turn off the flames, add the juice of lemon, cardamom and rose essence.
- Attach the boondi prepared, blend well and keep it closed for at least 20 minutes or until the boondi absorbs all the syrup.
- Chop the pistachios finely and fry them in ghee. Remove the soaked boondi and mix
- Take palm full of boondi and make ladoos. Repeat to finish and place it in the serving plate.
4. Boondi Laddu
Boondi ladoos is a festive sweet Indian that is available at any time of the year. Small boondi pearl balls are fried and then dipped in sugar syrup to make this delightful experience.
- Kadalai mavu – 1/2 kg (500 grams)
- Rice flour – 1/4 cup
- Cooking soda – 1/4 tsp and a pinch
- Lemon Yellow food color – a pinch
- Ghee – 1 1/2 tbsp
- Sugar – 3/4 kg ( 750 grams )
- Water – 2 cup
- Milk – 1/4 cup to remove impurities from sugar
- Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
- Pachai karpuram/Edible camphor- a generous pinch
- Cashew nuts -25 grams
- Raisins -50 grams
- Cloves – 5-6
How To Prepare
- You need to prepare the sugar syrup first, then keep it ready.
- Take a saucepan, add water and sugar, first mix well. Bring it up to boil then.
- Add 1/4 cup of milk to it, bringing all the impurities in sugar to the top.
- Remove it away with a ladle.
- Boil the sugar syrup until it has a consistency of one string
- Mix the Bengal gram flour and rice flour together, add cooking soda and a pinch of yellow color.
- Add the water and make the batter. Little by little, you add water carefully to get the consistency of the batter It shouldn’t be too thin or too thick.
- Warm oil and pour on the boondi ladle a little batter, and tap it gently.
- In the hot oil can fall tiny droplets of batter. Fry until golden brown.
- Keep aside. Extract the oil from the stage before that.
- After the boondi has cooled a little, add half of it to the sugar syrup.
- Put the rest of the boondi in the blender and grind a little. Take a small mixie jar and blend it little by little for a couple of seconds.
- Now add this to the sugar syrup as well. Mix both together well.
- Add a tbsp of ghee, and shape it into balls. Boondi Laddus is ready.
These are some delicious easy ladoo recipes for festive season.
Preparing laddu is very simple and needs no expertise. These traditional laddu dishes makes the day memorable and fun. Try this perfect Holi special food and enjoy the festival.
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