Friday, July 24, 2009

Microwave Besan laddoo

There’s a saying in Malayalam-Muttathe mullayku manamilla which translates to mean,we don’t value the stuff which is readily available to us.Only when we don’t get it do we realize how important they were.I can so identify with that saying.Each and everything which I didn’t want to have or didn’t like,I yearn to have now.

One among many such things is a simple besan laddoo.It was not a grand one compared to its pretty cousin Motichoor laddoo,but still it has its place among the sweets that we or rather my amma,frequently used to make.Besan laddoo was lovingly called Kongini[the way Konkani is pronounced in Malayalam] laddoo by my friends.Come any festival,any occasion,all that they would ask me to bring was kongini laddoo.My aunt even took offense to it saying they should call it by its name and not this odd name:).

I of course,never even tried to recreate it myself.One-the effort involved,the besan needed to be roasted on low flame under constant supervision,two-my hubby doesn’t fancy sweets much so I’ll end up finishing the whole batch and three-the most important-fear of failure.But I saw many recipes doing the rounds of blogosphere where these laddoos could be made in Microwave.Wait a minute-did you say Microwave..??:)

I tried it out and needless to say it came out excellent.Ok,let me be honest here-it can’t be compared to its original version but it is a great alternative for lazy bums like me:).Pardon the not-so-round shape,it'll take me eons to make perfect round laddoos;)

Microwave Besan Laddoo

Recipe adapted from Tarla Dalal's Book-Indian Microwave Cooking

Ingredients


Bengal gram flour/Besan – 1 cup
Ghee – ½ cup
Powdered sugar – ¾ cup
Cardamom/Elaichi powder – ½ teaspoon
Nuts roasted in ghee – a handful

Method


In a microwave safe bowl,add besan and ghee and mix well.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes,stirring after every 1 minute.
Mix well and microwave again for 2 minutes in 30 second intervals.
Remove and let the mixture cool completely.
Add the cardamom powder and sugar and mix well.
Add the roasted nuts and divide into 8 equal portions.
Grease your palm and shape into laddoos.

21 comments :

  1. this is really easy breezy! I will try it out as my baby loves besan laddus (he he hee , as if I dont)

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  2. wow!!!!!!!thats such an innovative way of making besan laddoos!

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  3. Looks perfect and yummy.. :) Nice pics..

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  4. in fact, my classmate spoke a funny Malayalam and her dad always used to say, "Why are you speaking Kongini Malayalam?"

    Do you like motichur? I can't stand it. I looooooovvvvvveeeee Besan Unde though... never tried to make them :) yours look so pretty. who cares about the shape... 1.5 seconds is all it stays for, right?

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  5. The laddoos look awesome and cute..am not much into sweets..but I love mothichoor once in a while..

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  6. Lovely Laddoos.....nice version...

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  7. Wow laddoos in microwave? Awesome! I lose my patience often cooking the mixture at low heat! I defintely need this..and dont worry about the shape! Its perfect :)

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  8. Hi,
    Am new to your blog, and really liked the saying that you have written about.That holds true we only value something just because we dont get it.How much have we realized that.
    Your recipe for the laddoo's is a thumps up.

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  9. Hi,
    Am new to your blog, and really liked the saying that you have written about.That holds true we only value something just because we dont get it.How much have we realized that.
    Your recipe for the laddoo's is a thumps up.

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  10. thanks for dropping by divya...i really like ur blog...esp ur cakes..really looks yummy...

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  11. EAsy way of making ladoos..Ur ladoos do look perfect!!

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  12. I make this on the stove top... but I like this easy method.

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  13. Making in MW is good for satisfying sweet cravings quickly.Raosting on slow fire, brings out the aroma more.

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  14. Whoa!besan laddoo is this simple?I thought they were perfectly gol :)

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  15. I am really scared to work with Besan..more than working with egg whites! but this version seems to be perfect!

    Lovely looking laddoos! :) And they do have a good shape! :)

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  16. So easy! Perfect laddoos too:) Good one, Divya!

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  17. Wat a coincidence!! I saw just here! Looks and sounds awesome!

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  18. wow Divya those laddooes looks delicious. Love the idea of making them in microwave.

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  19. Hey those laddoos have come out very well Divya :) Cant make out what you were saying about the shape not being right and all :) ...I followed your method of making massolu in microwave, thanks a ton, now i can make proper ghasshi in US too without bringing the yearly massolu from India visit ;)

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  20. Is very good recipe. Can we use same recipe to make a Vanilla cake?

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  21. receipe ix amaxing and laddos lookx yummi...:}

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