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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Carrot - Semolina laddu


My theme for this week's BM is "sweet dishes using vegetables". I didn't realize while picking this theme that this would have been an apt one for the first week of this marathon. I would have got an opportunity to post festive dishes during Diwali. Better late than never and so here I am with some simple and quick, sweet dishes this week suitable for any Indian festivals.
The first one in the series is going to be these carrot - semolina laddus. They can be put together in short time when compared to tedious, traditional Indian sweets. And trust me, they are very yummy.

Ingredients: (yield 10 laddus)
1 Tbsp ghee
1 tbsp cashews & raisins
1 cup peeled and grated carrot
1/2 cup shredded, fresh coconut

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup semolina
1/2 tsp cardamom powder

Method:
* Toast semolina in a pan until it starts to change color. Turn off the stove and keep it aside.
* Heat ghee in another pan and toast cashews - raisins. Remove the cashews - raisins with a slotted spoon and transfer them to a plate. Keep it aside.
* Add carrot to the same ghee and saute on low flame, covered until it softens.
* Next add the shredded coconut, sugar, toasted semolina and cardamom to the carrot pan. Mix them well, turn off the stove and let the mixture cool.
* Add the toasted cashews - raisins to the carrot - semolina mixture. Divide the mixture into 10 portions and shape them into lemon sized balls.
* Refrigerate the laddus since they don't store well if left outside because of the carrot.

This is going to be my contribution to "Sweet Dishes using Vegetables". Check what other marathoners are cooking at BM #34.

Comments

15 comments:

vaishali sabnani said...

the ladoos look too good..I am a big fan of ladoos, though I never make them due to the calories:..this healthy version is tempting me.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

ladoo looks so colorful and innovative,nice one dear...

Sapana Behl said...

Wow ! Very delicious looking ladoos ! Surely a keeper recipe.

Chef Mireille said...

what a colorful laddu...looks so appetizing

Corporate to Kitchen said...

Thats laddu looks very colorful & yummy

Rafeeda AR said...

wow... the laddoos look so good...

Srivalli said...

What a delicious idea!..carrot only got me thinking of halwa..this is neat!..

Priya Suresh said...

Very unique and colourful laddos, attractive they are.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Lovely laddus, Suma! I also had this in my mind but changed to suit my older one's requests!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lovely and delicious ladus

Rajani S said...

Delicious!

Priya Srinivasan said...

Colorful laddoos!!!!

Pavani N said...

Colorful and delicious laddoos.

sushma said...

Looks nice and colorful. Different from the regular ladoos.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

So colorful! lovely laddoos :)