Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Besan Laddoo and Boorelu

Hello friends,

Here is another entry of mine for JIHVA - Wedding Feasts event hosted by Priya and originally started by Indira's Jihva for Ingredients post, because this is a must in our marriages in Rajasthan. How can you do any festival without a besan laddoo. Hmm... never though.. lol...

Besan Laddoo - बेसन लड्डू (Chick Pea Flour Sweet Balls)

Besan (Chick Pea Flour) - 2 cups
Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 1/2 cup
Cheeni (Sugar) - 1 cup
Kaju (Cahswes) - to garnish (broken in half)

  • Add ghee in a wide pan and let it get hot.
  • Add besan and fry it till nice aroma starts coming from it, it should become very light brown. Keep stirring it continuously.
  • Take it off from gas and let it cool down just enough to be able to handle in your palms.
  • Add sugar, mix well and make desired shaped balls from it.
  • Add a broken half of cashew in the middle of the laddo.

Serve them as a dessert any day of the year.

I am also reposting one of my other old posts of Boorelu which is a must in any Andhra weddings (I am sure all Andhrites will agree) for JIHVA - Wedding Feasts event.

Boorelu (बूरेलु) - Moong Dal and Coconut Laddu

Moong Dal - 1 cup
Sugar - 1.25 cup
Shredded Coconut - 1 cup
Ilaichi (Cardamon) - 3-4 (in powder form)
Wheat Flour - 1 cup
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 3 tsp

  • Wash and soak moong dal for 4 hours
  • Grind soaked dal (don't add lot of water as dal has already soaked a lot of water)
  • Add 1/2 tsp of salt, oil to the ground dal and mix well. The consistency should be that of idli batter
  • Now, take your idli moulds and make idlis out of the batter
  • While idlis are hot, grind them to a pulp with no lumps.
  • Now, in another pan, take 3/4 cup water, heat it
  • Add sugar, ilaichi, coconut and ground idli pulp. 
  • Simmer and keep mixing till it is of chapati dough consistency.
  • Remove from fire and let it cool down just lightly, don't cool it down all the way. 
  • Grease your palms and Make lemon size balls out of it.
  • Now, take flour in a bowl, add 1 tsp of salt, water and mix it to a poting consistency (enough to coat moong dal balls)
  • Heat oil in a kadahi till
  • Dip each moong dal ball in flour mix and deep fry them till they are golden brown
  • Take them on paper towel to drain excell oil

Just enjoy it anytime with anything. You can eat it as a snack or a dessert.

That's all for now. Take care till next post.


Kiran said...

Both the sweets look very delicious and yummy.Very nice pics.

Unknown said...

Thanks Kiran. Besan Laddoo were clicked by my husband :)

SS blogs here said...

Ooh both look so enticing! :)

Sailaja said...

Yummy sweets. I love Boorelu.

Rumana Rawat said...

Besan laddo just looks very delicious and the moong dal and coconut laddo's are very new to me i must give a try for this recipe.... Excellent.

Sushma Mallya said...

Both these sweets looks yum

Aruna Manikandan said...

Both sweet looks delicious and very tempting dear :-)

FewMinute Wonders said...

I love the besan ladoo recipe. I did not know you add paneer to it. It must be very rich.

Unknown said...

Thanks everyone. We don't add paneer to it . Did I do a typo?

Kanchan said...

Loved your besan Ladoos but Moong Dal and Coconut Ladoos is quite new to me.

SathyaSridhar said...

Both the sweets looks perfect n delicious dear,, besan laddoo looks yum yum..

Priya Suresh said...

Tempting Laddoo and boorelu..looks awesome..

R said...

both the laddoos look so yummy. the boorelu is new for me :)

Namitha said...

I am confused, which one to choose..:D love both

Sayali said...

Boorelu...its kinda rhyme to laddu...nice one priya


Both looks great, love especially the besan ladoo, nice shape.....

Panchpakwan said...

Both the ladoo looks so yummii..

My cooking experiments said...

They look yum and u have a lovely recipe collection.

Simplyfood said...

This is the 1st time I ma seeing this recipe it sounds really interesytint.The besan ladoos also look delicious and I love the clicks.

Rajee Mani said...

Love besan ladoo. You have a nice blog here with authentic Rajasthani recieps. Glad I found your blog :-)

Unknown said...

Thank you guys for wonderful comments. Welcome @ Rajee and @My Cooking Experiments to my blog, please keep visiting and leaving your valuable comments :)

sangeeta said...

Hey Priya....you posted so many awesome recipes recently......i am late but these laddoos are have been such favorites of my husband.....it has been ages i made these..

Loved you stuffed pasta and gajar matar paneer...lovely..

Shabs.. said...

wow...that looks delicious....came here from anothe rblog after looking out for kalakand...nice blog....fee free to visit mine when u find time:)


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