The motichoor laddu is a favorite of the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha. On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi it is the most common offering to the idol of the Lord. Even as the celebrations are extended to an entire month in some parts of the country, we bring to you the recipe for this popular savory.
The motichoor laddu is prepared from deep fried, minuscule gram flour balls, which are consequently immersed in a sugar syrup, that gets absorbed and swells up these small balls. The sweetened, balls are then formed into the delicious, delicate laddus. Read on ahead and get to know the recipe for this seasonal delicacy.
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Motichoor Laddu - Taste of the Season
- Gram Flour - 3 cups
- Sugar - 1.5
- Milk - 1/2 cup
- Ghee - 1/2 cup
- Green Cardamom seeds - 2 teaspoon
- Blanched Chopped Almonds - 2 tablespoon
- Blanched Chopped Pistachios - 2 tablespoon
- Orange color
Procedure of Preparation
- For the preparation of the sweet syrup, boil the sugar in twice as much water until it acquires a uniform consistency.
- Add milk and bring the mix to a boil.
- Add orange color and keep the syrup aside.
- Make a batter with the gram flour of relatively thin consistency. Add color and keep aside.
- Heat the ghee in a deep pan.
- Pour the batter once the ghee is hot.
- Use a perforated spoon to pass through the batter in quick motions in order to form the minuscule balls known as the bundis.
- Deep fry the bundis in the ghee for a couple of minutes.
- Remove the bundis from the frying pan and drain them completely of the excessive ghee.
- Add the bundis to the sugar syrup and let them rest awhile until they absorb the sweetness.
- Add cardamom seeds and mix in a gentle manner.
- Divide the sweetened bundis into equal portions and form them into uniform balls.
- Garnish with blanched chopped almonds and pistachios.