If I have something on the back of my mind, I HAVE to sort it out somehow! And one such thing was my relationship with besan! Seriously, I could never get along with it somehow!
I had tried many times in the past to make good friends with them but they always turned out to be a bitter experience! Have tried making ladoo's , mysore pak (Aparna, I am still sorry for that rude comment! ) etc. Everything failed !
My best friend from college Vasu, always used to get these ladoo's from her home in Allahabad. And I was the one who used to finish it for her. I have always asked her to get me the proportion but she always said her mom eyeballs the amount of ingredients used in it. So I decided to eyeball it myself one day! There are no prices for guessing where it all went into in the end! It was so bitter, besan was uncooked and I wasted my precious ghee! Ghee, butter,fresh cream & chocolates are something I am terrified of going waste!
But this time around, I was sure that I will get it right because Hetal & Anuja are so good with their recipes and instructions.And I have always found sucess with their recipes I had tried out so far ( Kaju Burfi, Reshmi Kababs) I would advise you to see their video for this recipe to get that small tip which helped me find my sucess!
Adapted from Show me the curry
Besan/Chickpea flour- 1 cup ( approx 100 g)
Warm milk-1 tbsp
Warm ghee-1 tbsp
Ghee/Clarified Butter-1/3 cup
Sugar-1/2 cup (110g)
Powdered Cardamom -1/4 tsp
Cashewnuts for garnishing
- Mix the warm milk with warm ghee.
- Mix Besan with ghee & milk mixture and keep aside for 5-6 mins.
- Rum the flour through a medium holed sieve to give it texture.
- In a non-stick pan, heat ghee and fry besan on low flame until light golden & fragrant.Stir continously.
- Switch of the stove & add the cardamom powder and sugar and mix well.Let it cool.
- Form ladoos & garnish them with cashew nuts.
- Store in airtight containers.
These ladoo's were a big hit at home. Dad gobbled down 4 in one go and I gobbled down 3! :)
P.S Thank you all for wishing me good health ( from my previous post)! Please wish me more as I am recovering from a food poisoning! :(
I am sending this post as an entry to My Legume Love Affair-16th helping hosted by Jeanne of Cook Sister which was started by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook
I am also sending this post as an entry to Sanghi's FIL- Ghee event.