Maa Ladoo/Maladu/Pottukadala Laddu
Maa ladoo is a delicious and quick sweet with pottukadalai/roasted gram/chutney dal. It is a quick no fuss recipe and is usually made on special occasions like Diwali. It involves little cooking and can be made in a jiffy. Try this,you will surely love it.
Pottukadala/roasted gram- 1 1/2 cup
Sugar- 3/4 to1 cup
Ghee- 1/3 cup
Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts- 1/4 cup chopped
Heat a pan and dry roast the pottukadala in low flame till there is a nice flavor. Do not allow it to change color. Roasting is optional,but it enhances the flavor.
When it slightly cools down make it into a fine powder using a mixer. Sieve the pottu kadala powder and keep aside. In the same way powder the sugar,cardamon and sieve.
In the bowl add the powders. Heat ghee in a pan and add the chopped cashew nut and roast for a minute. Add the hot melted ghee into the pottukadala sugar mixture and mix well with your hands. At this stage it will resemble course sand. Make ball when it is warm other wise it is difficult to form shape. Take hand full of the mixture, press and roll into smalls balls. Allow to cool and serve.
Hope you will all enjoy!