Thursday, 17 September 2015

Del de leche / Caramel Rava Badam Ladoo/Ladu - Del de leche Almond and Semolina Truffles #Ganeshchaturthi #indiansweets #ganeshalovesmodak #Ladoo

Today is Ganesh Chaturthi, a religious festival close to every Hindu. This festival celebrated in honour of the Lord Ganesha, a ten day long festival people celebrates throughout India but Maharashtra is the state known for the grand scale Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations !

Although we don't celebrate here with so much zeal, we do perform little Puja at home and this festival and puja gives me chance to feast on the special delicacy like Ladoo/Modak.

Ganesh Chaturthi means Ladoo / Modak season, foodies like me wait for Modak and Ladoos. A sweet treat which is Lord Ganesha's favourite. Traditional Modak I have never prepared or eaten, in Gujarat Churma Ladoo are hugely popular on this festival, so I've been preparing Gujarati Churma Ladoo, M/W method Churma Ladoo , Besan Ladoo , Paneer and Kaju Ladoo or Ghotma Ladoo for Prasad.

This year I wanted to make little different for prasad, since I bought couple of Dul de leche / caramel tin couple of weeks back because it was on offer thought of making Rava Ladoo with almond meal and caramel as we are huge fan of anything but caramel. This morning woke up and prepared in just less than 15 minutes and offered to lord Ganesha, before son left for college he popped one in his mouth..straight away his hands reached out for more !

Sent a picture of Ladoos to daughter who is on few days holiday to Ireland, she asked me why caramel Ladoo Mum ? My answer was this ' India is four and half hours ahead than us, so already Ganesha must have had so many traditional Modaks and Ladoos, so when he reaches to us we must give him something fusion, that's why I prepared Caramel Ladoo' daughter replied
' I knew, you'll make some excuse :P '

Well, jokes apart, believe me whats seem very difficult to prepare and bring it to perfection sometimes it's easiest thing to do. These are a fine example of what I am getting at. These Ladoos tastes divine and scrumptious , little chewy and nutty. takes very little time to prepare.

Notes :-
Instead of caramel use condensed milk, if caramel is not available.
Ladoo mixture can be set in a tray and cut to diamond shape to make Barfi.
Melted chocolate can be drizzled on top of the laddoo and Barfi and omit pistachio nuts.

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Dul de leche Rava Badam Ladoo
A Sweet made of semolina,Almonds and dul de leche, tastes divine !
  • 2 cup Semolina
  • 1/2 cup Almond meal
  • 1 tbsp. Desiccated coconut
  • 1 tin Dul de leche or Caramel
  • 1/2 tsp. Cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp. Ghee
  • 1 tsp. Pistachio slivered (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. Edible orange flowers ( optional)
Dry roast semolina on a very low heat for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from the heat, transfer into another plate.
Add ghee in same pan and roast almond meal for 3-4 minutes on a low heat.
Add caramel and stir quickly.Now add about 1 1/2 cup roasted semolina, combine well.
If you think mixture is enough thick don't add any semolina.
Maybe add couple of tbsp. semolina if you think mixture can take 
Add cardamom powder, mix well.
Switch off the heat, transfer ladoo mixture into another plate.
Let it cool little, apply ghee in your palms and make ladoo.
I used modak mould.Garnish with pistachio and flower.
Enjoy !
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 15-18 pieces

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  1. This looks delicious and nice twist to the usual one. Nice one.

  2. These look absolutely delicious! I am learning so much about a cuisine I am falling in love with!

  3. This looks super tasty, I love badam ladoo!


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