I recently received my much awaited certificate and trophy from India Books of Records completing continuous blogging of recipes for 365 days. This has been by far my biggest moment in my blogging journey and you can view the details at - Achievements section. My happiness was double as my parents were here with me when I received the prestigious award.
Diwali is also just two days away and I had to start the diwali preparations and decided to make some atta ladoos for the double celebration. This is also a healthy sweet as I have added roasted and powdered almonds to it. So, sharing a step-wise recipe and wish you all a happy diwali!!
Yield - will make 12-14 medium sized ladoos
Atta / Whole wheat flour - 1+1/2 cup
Almonds - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Ghee / clarified butter - 1/2 cup
Green Cardamom - 3
1) Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a pan and roast almonds on low flame for few minutes. Do not burn and keep stirring. Remove from the flame and let it cool down completely.
2) Add it in your grind and blitz it to make a coarse powder.
2) Now dry roast wheat flour on low flame in the same pan till it starts leaving a nice aroma. After 8-10 minutes you will see the color changing. Keep stirring or the flour will easily burn.
3) Remove from the flame and let it cool down completely.
4) Remove the seeds from the cardamom pods and grind it with sugar to a fine powder.
5) Add sugar, wheat flour powder, powdered almonds in a the same pan and mix it well.
6) Heat the ghee in a small pan and when its hot, pour the ghee slowly in the mixing bowl and mix the content with a spatula or a spoon.
7) When its warm itself, grease your hands with ghee and start making small balls of the mix and keep it aside.
Once it completely cools down, store it in an air-tight container. You can store it for a month in a cool place.
1) You can add 1-2 tbsp of more melted ghee if you feel the flour is too dry and you are not able to make balls.
2) I have added only roasted almonds but you can also add roasted cashews and walnuts for a mix of nuts.
3) If the mix cools down and you're not able to make ladoos, not to worry. Just place the pan again on low flame for a minute and mix well. Remove from the flame and start making laddoos again.