Blogger Tips and TricksLatest Tips And TricksBlogger Tricks

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Besan Ladoos (Gram Flour Balls) and my 100th Post





                                                                      
Today is a memorable day for me as I'm posting my 100th recipe. It took me almost a year to come so far.  Though, I was a bit slow to reach this far nevertheless I'm very delighted to publish my 100th post today. Almost a year ago the idea of food blog had conceptuated in my mind, this blog was designed by my sister Tanu, who was on break period that time. Soon she got a good job in an MNC and had to shift out of Bangalore. Our blog was neglected for quite sometime, then from January onwards I started taking active interest in blogging and reached out to other bloggers and made new friends. And since then the biggest pay off has been the number of wonderful people I've met along the way. 
On reaching this milestone I would like to thank each of you (even the silent readers) for subscribing, leaving comments and encouraging me. I really cherish getting feedbacks from my non blogger friends also specially Amrita and Vineet. To follow the tradition of celebrating memorable occasion with sweets, I have made these yummy ladoos to share my joy with you all. 


                                                                       
Makes: 15-20 ladoos, Cooking time: 30-35 minutes


Ingredients:
2 cups Besan (Gram flour)
2 tbsp Sooji (Semolina)
3/4 cup Ghee (clarified butter)
2 tsp Cardamom powder
3/4 cup Sugar (powdered)
6-7 Cahews (sliced)
2 tbsp Almonds (sliced)
3-4 tsp Milk (optional)


For Garnish:
1 tbsp melted Butter
Sliced almond and cashews as per requirement


Method:
Heat ghee in a heavy pan. Add besan, sooji and cook over low flame, stirring continuously (with a spatula) to prevent burning. Keep stirring the mixture till it turns golden brown in color and you get a beautiful aroma of cooked flour. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool to a warm temperature. When the mixture is warm, add powdered sugar, cardamom podwer and sliced dry fruits. If you find your mixture too dry then add little milk (warm) to the gram flour mixture. To shape the ladoos, take small quantity in your hands and clump your hands tightly and by rotating the mixture make lime-sized balls. Dip the ladoo (a quarter inch) into melted butter and press down sliced almonds and cashew mixture, so that it sticks to the ladoo. Follow the same to the rest of the mixture to make the ladoos. Arrange the ladoos in a plate to cool to room temperature, then you can store these ladoos in air tight container.


User Comments & Tips:
At the time of making ladoos, the fried besan mixture should be warm not cold, otherwise you will have great difficulty in binding the ladoo mixture.





                                                            

53 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 100th post and wish you many more to come

    ReplyDelete
  2. @Shantiji: thanks a lot for your wishes

    ReplyDelete
  3. Dear Deepa
    How are you? I love besan ka laddu...I am going to make it ..I am not getting much time to visit blogs..will check what all i have missed...I am in Taipei ...beautiful city ..will be back tomorrow without seeing much of it.
    Bhalo theko..phire giye likhbo

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congrats Deepa and Thanks alot for acknowledging my name on your blog. My best wishes and support is always with you. With so much popularity and hits on your blogs ..u can think of making this commercial and open your own website now.
    Keep posting...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Dear Deepa
    I just forgot to congratulate ..got so engrossed with the laddus...

    Congrats on your great achievement

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congratulations di. for ur 100th post......... i m so happy that day by day ur talent n interest is getting a new height....... u may update us with mouthwatering dishes in the cumin yrs.
    and special thanks for the recognition :-)
    Love u
    @ Amrita

    ReplyDelete
  7. Congrats on your 100 th post .Laddus looks yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you Vineet, Amrita for putting up your lovely words here...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Congrats on ur 100th post dear

    ReplyDelete
  10. @Kaku: khoob bhalo laglo shomoye ber kore je eshchen....thank u very much for your wishes....
    @padhu: thanks dear...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Deepa, congrats. Enjoyed going through all the lovely recipes on your blogspace.
    asha kori aaro anek lekha porbe with the coming days.
    Aamar sneha aar bhalobasha niyo aar aay-gi-ye cholo.
    Lots of love,
    Gouridi.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Deepa, That is a major milestone.Just goes to show your dedication towards food .Wish you thousand more and beyond.Keep going!!!!
    Besan ladoos look delicious, perfect or the occasion!:)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Congrats on ur 100th post...wish u many more to come!!!! im drooling over the ladoos...looks perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Congrats dear..wish to see many more ...ladoo looks mouth watery...ages I had :(

    ReplyDelete
  15. congs on 100th recipe and hope for many more.laddooes are realy mouthwatering and delicious and healthy also

    ReplyDelete
  16. Nice decor dear...drool worthy laddoos..looks yummy..Congrats on the milestone..I wish you many more..

    ReplyDelete
  17. Congrats on your milestone, Besan ka laddoo looks delicious.Wishing you many more to come.

    ReplyDelete
  18. HI Deepa,
    Congratulation on your 100th post and recipe! I think it is great. Keep on cooking!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Congragulations and laddos look so so good.

    ReplyDelete
  20. wow.. Congrats on ur 100 th post.. ladoo looks perfect and tempting :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Congrats! It's a great way to celebrate with these tasty sweetmeats!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Deepa and Tanu,

    I'm glad that I reached your blog on an auspicious day !!! Congrats on your 100th post..Besan Ladoos looks gorgeous. Happy to follow you !! Visit my space when you find time !!

    http://www.frommyhomekitchen.com/

    ReplyDelete
  23. Congrats on your 100th post deepa, and wish you see many many more yummy recipes as this one..

    ReplyDelete
  24. Deepa, Congratulations on 100th Post. Besan laddo looks delicious

    ReplyDelete
  25. hey deepa
    congrats for 100th post ...besan ladoo looks delicious n inviting ...can i take one from ur plate plez :)

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. Congratulations Deepa..Wish you many more such milestone ahead and we get to see more fabulous delicacies from you..

    Ladoo looks incredible..perfect sweet to celebrate your 100th post..Ciao!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Wow Deepa, congrats dear on achieving this wonderful milestone. May many many more such milestones and achievements come your way. Love the laddoos. Never tried adding sooji in Besan. So, a great new recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  28. hey great presentation..love these..what a perfect way to celebrate the 100th post..

    ReplyDelete
  29. congrats on 100th post and wish u reach many more such milestones ... beautifully presented dear .. looks very divine

    ReplyDelete
  30. Congrats dear on ur 100th post, beautiful laddoos makes me drool..very tempting!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Congrats !! Ladus and the presentation together looks so festive

    ReplyDelete
  32. Besan ka laddo looks so inviting dear..Nice presetation too.
    Congarts on you milestone & hope to see many more yummy recipes.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Congratulations on yr 100th post! Definitely a great milestone!

    ReplyDelete
  34. hi deepa..congrats dear on reaching a milestone..im sure it takes lot of effort to reach at this point..lovely clicks and loved the idea of using rava with besan.looks very tempting !

    ReplyDelete
  35. Dear congratulations......grt job......the ladoos are absolutely breath taking...lovely presentation too.....

    ReplyDelete
  36. Heartiest congratulations on ur 100th post .....wish u many more to come !! The Ladoos look absolutly yummy for the celebration ....

    ReplyDelete
  37. Congrats on completing 100 post,wishing u more milestones to come.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Congrats dear for the 100th post,wish to see more delicious post from you...great presentation and looks yummy....

    ReplyDelete
  39. Hey Deepa,
    congrats on your 100th post..soon we want to see 200...ladoos making me drool here..I never made besan ladoo with sooji..love to try them out...maybe on ganesh chaturthy...

    ReplyDelete
  40. Congratulations on your 100th post.Wishing you many wonderful blogging years ahead.
    Lddos look devine nad the clicks are awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hi deepa
    first time here .congratulations on your 100th post. delicious ladoo. Happy to follow you
    do visit me at
    http://veenasvegnation.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  42. congrats for your 100th post dear,,laddos are my all time favorite..look so good
    love your recipes..keep rocking
    cheers
    neha

    ReplyDelete
  43. perfect dessert to celebrate the occasion... Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Heartiest congratulations to you for completion of your 100th post. Keep it up!
    Besan laddoo darun baniyechho r eto sundor kore decorate korechho, just oshadharon hoyechhe. Ami barite kokhono laddoo banaini. Thanks tomar ei sundor recipe r jonno.

    ReplyDelete
  45. congrats with this great milestone! the laddus are one of our favourites!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Hi,

    joined in just now to celebrate with you!!!congratulations!!!!

    sameena@http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. Laddoos are looking remarkable and yum!!! Congrats on your 100th post!!!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Congrats Deepa on the 100th post! wish you many more milestones ..
    sooji in besan laddoos is something new to me.. i'll try ur version soon.

    ReplyDelete
  49. 100 on 1oo....the ladoos looks simply gorgeous...perfect n divine.awesome presentation..congratson ur 100th post ..keep rocking girls.....hope to c 1000000000000moresoon...

    ReplyDelete
  50. Congrats dear, keep up the delicious work....Laddus look delicious...send me some as I'm so lazy to whip up Indian sweets....

    ReplyDelete
  51. Congrats dear...that's great!. Ladoos tempts me a lot. Keep rocking!

    ReplyDelete
  52. congrats on ur achievement!
    could i hav d receipe in weight portions-preferably grammes-tq

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your visit. Your opinion matters to me, so please put in your take on this post.