"ladoos"are made with puffed rice and jaggery. Very similar
tasting to Caramel Quaker Rice cakes. Ladoos are round and
sweet. These are specially prepared for the Festival of Sankrant. You
can enjoy these year round and make an excellent snack for kids after
school and adults alike.
: Jaggery : The jaggery used to make this laddoo is called "chikki
cha gul", which has a higher quotient of stickiness. It is
different from the regular jaggery used for cooking with.
1 cup soft
jaggery or "chikki cha gu"l
2 cups puffed rice or "murmure"
1 tablespoon of ghee
Optional : A
pinch of cardamom powder
bottomed pot or sauce pan. Break up jaggery until till soft. Add ghee,
add the jaggery and heat till it melts and starts bubbling or
frothing. Add the (optional) pinch of cadamom powder. Now add the
puffed rice/murmure. Mix in quickly. Take the mixture off the heat.
Mix well until the puffed rice is fully coated with the melted jaggery.
Rub the palms
of your hands slightly with ghee. While the mixture is still hot, take
a handful of the mixture and shape it into a round ball. Keep rolling
till its a perfect round ball. Do the same with the rest of the
mixture. The number of ladoos will depend upon the amount of mixture
you take. But this should yield approximately 8-10 laddoos.
Allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.