Maladu Recipe - Split Dalia Ladoo (Roasted Gram Ladoo)
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Recipe type: Sweet
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: Makes 8
  • Split Dalia or Porikadala- 1 cup
  • Powdered sugar- ½ cup
  • Cardamom powder- ⅛ tsp (or use 2 smashed cardamom whole)
  • Ghee- ¼ cup
  1. Roast the split dalia in a pan over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Grind the roasted dalia in a blender to a fine powder.
  3. For making powdered sugar: you could grind ½ cup of white granulated sugar to a fine powder.
  4. Sieve the powdered dalia into a bowl and discard any grains.
  5. Sieve the powdered sugar into the bowl containing the ground dalia.
  6. Add cardamom powder and combine well.
  7. Melt ghee in a small pan.
  8. Add the ground dalia/sugar/cardamom mix to a saucepan, place the pan over low heat.
  9. Slowly, add melted ghee and combine well using a spatula for 2 minutes.
  10. Remove the pan from the heat.
  11. Try making rolls using your hand out of the mixture, if it forms firm rolls: make medium sized balls.
  12. If you cannot form balls, add 1 to 2 tbsp more melted ghee and roll it.
  13. Place the rolls on a plate, keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes to set.
  14. Enjoy this melt into the mouth sweets.
  15. Store this in an air tight container for a few days.
If you want you could add ghee roasted cashew nuts and raisins to the mixture.
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