Thursday, 1 September 2016

Kaju, Kesar and Mawa Ladoo / Ladu - Creamy Cashew and Saffron Truffles

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These Kaju, Kesar and Mawa Ladoo are just simply divine and scrumptious, a little nutty but melts in your mouth. I am sure once you will offer as Prasad to Ganpati Bappa, everyones eyes will be eyeing these elegant and rich-looking ladoos.

Now that Ganesh Chaturthi is just round the corner, all ardent devotees of 'Bappa' are waiting enthusiastically to celebrate Ganeshutsav with great fanfare in India and around the world. To celebrate or offer religious prayers you don't have to be from one particular region or religion, and to complete the religious ceremony ( Ganesh Pooja ) many are already in search for different sweets for Prasad or naivedhyam.

Traditionally, various kind of Modak and Ladoos are offered to Lord Ganesha, but this year I decided to change it up and made these Kaju, Kesar and Mawa ladoo instead.

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Kaju, Kesar Mawa Ladoo
  • 250 g Cashew meal - powder
  • 150 g Khoya / Mawa
  • 1 tin Condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp. Ghee
  • Big pinch Saffron threads + some for garnishing
  • 1 tbsp. Warm milk
  • Pinch Cardamom powder
  • handful Slivered almond and pistachio nuts

Soak the saffron threads in warm milk for half an hour.
In a heavy bottom kadai or pan, lightly roast the khoya or full fat milk powder.
Remove it from the kadai, heat the ghee and add condensed milk. 
Let the condensed milk boil, add cashew powder and roasted khoya, keep stirring and pressing the mixture with spatula for five minutes.
Add saffron milk and keep stirring the mixture until the mixture leaves sides of the kadai and become one mass. Add cardamom powder, mix well and turn off the heat.
Allow the mixture to cool a little.
Divide the mixture into equal portions, make small balls or press in the Ladoo mould. 
Garnish it with the slivered nuts, saffron threads and edible flowers.
Enjoy !
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 10-12 Ladoo

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  1. 1 tin of 200 grams right? for condensed milk?

  2. These are not familiar to me but your gorgeous photos make me want to dive in headfirst. Nicely done!

  3. amazing presentation! I have pinned a couple of your recipes as them. Great stuff you have going. We seem to be similar and would love to connect! Good luck! :)

  4. These look fantastic and so easy to make. Will try them this festive season.

  5. Your photos always are amazing!! I love the mix of spices and flavors in this recipe!!


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