What is a ladoo?
Ingredients for this peanut ladoo
The second ingredient you need to make this dessert is condensed milk. Condensed milk is the cooked milk from which a considerable amount is water has been removed by cooking it down. You find sweetened Condensed or plain Condensed milk in your grocery store. For this recipe you need that sticky milky sweetness, so we have used sweetened condensed milk.
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- 1 cup peanuts skin removed.
- 1 can condensed milk sweetened.
- Choose the peanuts which have the skin removed.
- Add these peanuts to a frying pan.
- Gently roast the peanut on low heat with constant stirring till they are easily crushed and taste crunchy.
- Cool the peanuts for about 10 minutes
- Add the peanuts to a food processor or mixie and prepare a coarse powder with it.
- Remove this onto a mixing bowl.
- Add a couple of tablespoons of condensed milk to one side of the crushed peanuts.
- Mix in a bit of the peanut powder into the sticky condensed milk and bind them together.
- Roll this into a small ball.
- Press in a couple of colourful tutti frooti into the centre of the ball and bind it well.
- Place the ball in a serving bowl or an airtight container.
- Let it rest for 10 -20 minutes. This helps the condensed milk to bind firmly to the peanuts.
- The ladoos are now ready to have.
Variations to peanut ladoo
I haven’t used any sweet spices like elaichi (green cardamom), kesar(saffron) or jaiphal (nutmeg) in this recipe. You can add them if you like them. The flavours will change accordingly.
Have some desiccated coconut, toast it and add to the coarsely powdered groundnut keeping the quantities intact. This created peanut coconut ladoo.
Festival Indian sweets you don’t want to miss trying this season.
Kajukatli – Diamond-shaped cashew fudge you can easily make at home.
Karachi halwa– chewy bites of colourful halwa for the perfect festival mithai box
Black rice ladoo – use black rice to make the perfect rice balls with dates and coconut.
Dharwad peda – Delightful peda recipe made with paneer.
Since the mithai are always accompanied with namkeen, save these to make along.
Methi matri – the classic flour-based Indian savoury cracker.
Achari peanut– spicy snack peanuts which are made with roasted peanuts and pickle masala.
Avalakki mixture – The flaky crunchy mix with sorghum flakes and spices.
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