Sunday, November 11, 2012

Makhana Cornmeal Laddoos

For my second day of blogging marathon with diwali special as theme, i decided to make some laddoos with lotus seeds aka makhana. I grabbed a packet of this lotus seeds during my last trip to India, back home i stored them in air tight box and making out dishes with them very rarely,coz these lotus seeds are like treasure for me. We dont get this wonderful seeds here, so obviously i take more care while using these seeds as i dont want to waste them.

For diwali, i quickly prepared this delicious makhana laddoos with yellow cornmeal, this laddoos is definitely one of the easy breezy,quick and healthy balls.These laddoos stays prefect for a week in room temperature and instead of ghee i used milk for rolling this laddoos. Give a try friends, if you get lotus seeds easily this laddoos will definitely satisy your sweet tooth.Check out the marathoners running this 22nd edition of blogging marathon here.Sending to 60days of Christmas hosted by Priya and Divya.


1cup Cornmeal
20nos Lotus seeds/Makhana
1cup Sugar
1/2tsp Cardamom powder
2tbsp Ghee
Milk as per need
Few broken cashew nuts

Heat  a tablespoon of ghee and fry the broken cashews until they turns brown.

Take off the fried cashews and roast the cornmeal in the same pan for few minutes.

Transfer the cornmeal to a plate, heat the remaining ghee,fry the lotus seeds until they turns bit crisp.

Now take the roasted cornmeal,roasted lotus seeds,sugar in a mixer and grind everything as bit coarse powder.

Take the coarse powder,fried cashews in a plate,springle enough milk and make out small balls from the mixture.

You can also use ghee while making this laddoos.Store in air tight containers.

28 comments:

  1. Quite innovative. Sounds good. Love it.

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  2. Loved these laddoos very much, wish I could have a piece of that.beautiful
    picture.

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  3. Healthy, soft laddoos!!! nice recipe!!!
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  4. Priya,this is just an awesome ladoo.You are sooooo innovative dear! Love the idea of using these ingredients for ladoo.GReat job girl!

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  5. Uuuuhh..that looks yumm. Never had it before. That looks very healthy.

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  6. This is really very innovative Priya..Happy Diwali..

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  7. tempting laddddddddddoss..how cum you get these many ideas..

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  8. So scrumptious, inviting, and totally delicious! Could you pass the plate, please?

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  9. Ladoos look so cute.I have not tried/tasted anything with lotus seeds and you have made it healthy by adding less ghee.

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  10. Priya , your laddoos look fabulously tempting, as if they were clicked at a mithai shop...

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  11. Wow! New new snacks,yummy.

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  12. looks seriously divine and inviting.

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  13. Happy Deepavali Priya. Laddoo looks divine dear.

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  14. I've never had makhanas in anything except prashad before. This is so innovative and looks fabulous

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  15. Love the texture of the ladoos..Looks very attractive and tempting one..
    Happy diwali to you and to your family..

    Saras
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  16. They look really yummy! Are the lotus seeds the ones that I can see in your photo on the right? i know lotus roots, but I don't think that I ever seen lotus seeds.

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  17. very interesting!!! makhana in laddus!!! looks delicious..
    Sowmya
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  18. Such an awesome and delicious combo dear... Laddoos look so yum. Subh Diwali wishes to u and ur family

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  19. Totally new ladoo for me...looks delicious.

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  20. The laddoos look heavenly Priya, I saw the lotus seeds on another blog, never seen it. This seems like a delicious way to use them up.

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  21. Very interesting and innovative laddoos.

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  22. Ladoo's look soo delicious and tempting

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  23. u r so innovative....................... they look yummy!!!!!!!

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