Sunday, January 13, 2008

Microwave Til Ladoo

I really wasn't going to make til ladoo. But her gorgeous post about Makar Sankranti brought back all the childhood memories associated with it. I felt like making them too. That's what food blogging does to you, I guess! Thanks, Maya for bringing back that nostalgia, redolence and joys.

I followed the recipe by Mrs. Jyoti Nikunj Parikh from her cookbook "Wonderful Microwave cooking".
Microwave Til Ladoo
Adapted from "Wonderful Microwave Cooking" By Jyoti Nikunj Parikh
2 cups sesame seeds
1/2 cup dalia/dalya/roasted gram without skin
1 1/2 tbsp ghee
1 1/4 cups jaggery
1/2 tsp cardamom powder, freshly ground

1. Microwave sesame seeds and dalia mixture for 2 minutes till crisp.
2. Put ghee into a large casserole dish. Microwave for 1 minute.
3. Add jaggery, mix and microwave for 3 minutes till bubbles form and it is golden in color. Stir once.
4. Mix in the sesame /dalia mixture. Microwave for 2 minutes.
5. Let it stand for 2 more minutes. Stir in cardamom powder.
6. Remove the mixture in a plate. As the mixture cools, but is still warm, make small ladoos. Arrange ladoos on a plate to cool completely.
7. Store in an airtight container.

1. Though the original recipe does not call for it, I added peanuts and dry coconut pieces so to make 1/2 cup mixture of dalia, peanuts and coconut.
2. I also added 1/2 tsp cardamom powder which is not in the original recipe.

तिळगुळ घ्या आणि गोड गोड बोला
Happy Makar Sankranti!
Happy Pongal!


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