Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Naga Panchami is over. And I am late in posting my ladoo recipes. Sorry for that. But got little busy with other things also. But I am happy that I have many recipes for Ladoo to post which you are going to enjoy this whole month. Once in a week I will post one recipe for different ladoos.
My first Ladoo recipe is Sev Ladoo. This is usually done in Naga panchami. But I do remember those tiny Sev ladoos(smaller than a small lemon) we used to get in shops. One ladoo's cost was only 5 Paise!!!!
In the house we make bigger size. These ladoos are my brother's favorite.
Here is the recipe for Sev Ladoo.
The Sev is readily available in the market in sweet shops. But you should use salt less and plain Sev for that.
The sizes also vary. We usually prefer the thicker one. You can use the thinner one and smaller also.
Plain Sev - 250gm
For Jaggery syrup :
Jaggery - same as Sev(Measure the sev in a cup, and take the same amount of jaggery)
Salt - a pinch
Water -1/4 cup or less
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Dalia powder - 1/4 cup
Dry coconut - 1/4 cup, grated
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Take Sev in a big and wide plate.
Add dry coconut, cardamom powder and dalia powder to it. Mix it well and keep it ready.
To make Jaggery syrup is little tricky. You may not succeed the first time! I am making it since childhood and closing my eyes I can tell the correct consistency of syrup(hehe, boasting!!)
Practice makes you not perfect but brings you near perfection.
So, don't worry as you will also get after trying 2-3 times, but if you know the trick before only, then I am happy.
Grate or powder the jaggery and transfer into a thick bottomed kadai or small cooker(which I used). Add half of 1/4 cup water and keep it to boil with salt.
Till it boils and reached the above stage as in photo, keep one saucer or steel plate with little water ready.
(Look closely the saucer in the right click, you can see a tiny syrup ball)
Now take few drops of this syrup and put in the water. Wait for few SECONDS. Then touch the syrup in the water and check. If the syrup binds together to become a tiny ball, then the syrup is ready. Add ghee and remove it.
Now you should be quick:
Put this syrup to the Sev plate. Spread it slowly so that the Sev gets the syrup evenly.
Now take a small quantity and make balls by mildly pressing with both the palms to give proper ball shape and bind the Sev properly.
Repeat with other Sev. This will make around 20 ladoos.
Keep it to cool for sometime. Store it in a jar or box.
Sending this to
Nithu's event Event Announcement :Celebrate Sweets - Ladoo
which is started by Me.