Tuesday, October 28, 2008

BADAM / ALMOND LADDOO


"HAPPY DIWALI" to all of you......... Hope you all have a nice time together.......

For this diwali i made some Badam Laddoo's ,Pulihora,Payasam.

Guessing you all too have some mouthwatering festive foods for this diwali......

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INGREDIENTS:
1 cup=1 cup measured of standard measuring cup

Whole Almonds-----------1 cup

Sugar-----------------------1 cup(can opt for more)

Soy Milk-------------------1/2 to 3/4 cup

Ghee-----------------------3tbp or more if you want them richer

Cardamom powder--------1/4 tsp

Nutmeg powder-----------a pinch(optional)


DIRECTIONS:

1.Take 2 cups of boiled water and soak the almonds for 1 hour or can simply microwave them for 3-4 mins approximately and then leave for an hour to soak.

2.Let them cool and carefully peel the skin off the almonds.

3.Finely grind the almonds with small amounts soymilk (about 2 tbsp). You can add a little bit more now and then until you get a nice smooth and thick paste.

4.Make sure you make the paste very thick else it takes more time to cook.

5.In a deep pan melt the 1 cup sugar with the 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water and let it boil.

6.When it comes to a rolling boil add the ground almond paste and stir well to avoid any lumps.

7.Keep stirring the mixture to avoid sticking it to the bottom of the pan.


8.In between add a tsps of the ghee at regular intervals. The ghee will immediately get incorporated in the mixture.

9.Keep stirring and cooking till the mixture gets slightly thick (not runny)and where u feel you will be able to form nice balls.

10.Add the cardamom powder,nutneg powder if you wish and switch of the heat and let it cool.

11.Roll into small balls when you are able to hold it quite cold and serve.




PAYASAM / RICE PUDDING


CHINTHAPANDU PULIHORA / TAMARIND RICE:





26 comments:

anudivya said...

The ladoos look angelic! Waiting to be eaten... I like that you have used lesser ghee, more indulgence!

Sujatha said...

Laddoos looks super delicious, Raaji! Perfectly shaped.. and nice presentation.. Sounds healthy too.. perfect! :)

Usha said...

Ooo Yum..the ladoos look perfect:-)

Cham said...

Looks beautiful, I made it pretty much the same way!

n33ma said...

Nice Laddoos,I have never tried these.

Priya said...

Wow fabulous...ladoos looks too prefect...tempting treats Raaji...

Praneetha Raghava said...

they looks just perfect!!! Happy Diwali to you and ur family. Btw, which part of US are u from Raaji?

Divya Vikram said...

All dishes looktoo good..Laddoo looks divine..

suresh said...

Is it possible to find Gongura/Puntikura in Florida?

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

my goodness.. those ladooos are mouthwatering Raaji.. cool.. how come the color is so white?

Ramya said...

Everything looks fantastic except one thing - I'm missing there ;)

Hope you had a Blast...

Collect your Diwali Treat at http://ramya65.blogspot.com/2008/10/chocoholic-award.html

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hope you had a great diwali,Almond ladoo sounds interesting and looks so smooth!

Priti said...

Happy Diwali to you too dear...Laddoo looking so perfect...drooling over it

Kitchen Flavours said...

Yummy list of recipe. Laddus look perfect and awesome.

Jaishree said...

Laddoos looks delicious and perfect.sound healthy too Raaji!

Sireesha said...

Yumm Yumm Yummy. Perfect in shape and gorgeous...

sowmya said...

ladoos look wonderful..must hav tasted great too!!

Adlak's tiny world said...

simply superb all yr dishes raji. get me some too.

DEESHA said...

laddoos looks delicious .. hope U had a great Diwali Raaji

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely Spread,I now know you had a wonderful diwali

Yasmeen said...

You made the badam laddu so perfectly,soy milk is a healthy addition.Creamy Payasam and tangy tamarind rice look very festive:)

Laavanya said...

They look so smooth & perfect.. and soymilk is a nice, different touch.

Uma said...

wow, beautiful laddus! Looks so divine. Not to mention the other treats! Everything is fabulous Raaji! Hope you had a wonderful diwali!

G.Pavani said...

thanku so much for ur comments..all the recipes look great yaar,..i waiting for ur entry for the event...

Arundathi said...

Beautiful photos! :-)

Vibaas said...

Laddoos look so tempting and perfect! I've never had almond laddoos before. Bookmarked!