Maledi Laddu is from North Karnataka cuisine. This sweet is prepared during sankranti. It is prepared from wheat flour. Lots of dry fruits added gives more taste to it. It is simple and easy sweet dish.
- Wheat flour 2 cups
- 1/4 cup fine coarse semolina
- 2 Tbsp oil
- A pinch of salt
- Cashew nuts 4 to 5 made into pieces
- Almonds 4 to 5 made into small pieces
- Khus khus 2 tbsp
- Til (sesame seeds) 4 tbsp
- Dry grated coconut 1 cup
- Roasted peanuts a small cup
- Roasted chana dal (phutana) a small cup
- Jaggery 1 and 1/2 cup grated jaggery .
- Cardamom powder 1 tbsp
- Raisins few
- Ghee a small cup
Take wheat flour and fine coarse semolina in a bowl add salt and oil and mix well. Add water bit by bit and make a dough with the consistency much harder than chapati dough. Keep it closed for 10 mins.
Now take a small dough ball and make a circle of about 8 to 10 inch diameter. Put it on tava and roast it. Do not apply oil to it.Take it off from tava and make the chapati into small pieces when it is hot. Repeat the same process for the rest. Now grind these chapati pieces in to powder in a mixer and add the dry grated coconut, roasted peanuts and roasted chana dal, sesame seeds, khus khus, cashew nuts, almonds, cardamom powder, raisins and grated jaggery. Heat the ghee and put it in to the mixture and mix well. Try to make the laddu’s of big size. Serve with ghee on it.