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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Cashew - Walnut Laddu

 Happy Birthday, Srivalli.

Any one who follows my blog might have noticed that I participate in a monthly event called blogging marathon without a miss. Srivalli, a dear blogger buddy who blogs at 'Cooking 4 all Seasons' and 'Spice your Life' is the brain behind that inspiring event. She is a remarkable woman considering that she is a wife & a mother of three, has a full time job, writes two blogs besides being a motivation / sounding board behind the marathon event, that has been successfully running for over five years. She is celebrating her birthday today and some of us who are regular participants of the marathon have thought to surprise her virtually by cooking something from her blog today. Wish you a very happy birthday, Valli and many many happy returns of the day. God bless you and may all your wishes come true.
Some how I have come to associate chocolate bakes, rotis and dals with her blogs even though she really has a good collection of recipes. I spent a good hour going through her recipes but finally decided to go with something sweet to celebrate. It turned out that the preparation and clicking of the dish took a fraction of time that I spent browsing through her blogs. I prepared these easy breezy laddus based on her cashew and almond laddu which took about 5 minutes from start to finish as I used pre-roasted nuts. Even my husband who stays away from sweet dishes tasted one without any prompting and loved it. The laddus were yum but I thought the milk powder flavor is dominant in the dish. If one prefers to change it, the quantity of the nuts in the dish can be increased and sugar quantity needs to be adjusted accordingly.

Ingredients: (Yield 6 laddus)
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup milk powder
3 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. cardamom powder
2 tbsp. ghee

* Toast cashews and walnuts individually, until they start to change their color. If using toasted nuts, skip the step. Let the nuts cool before proceeding.
* Add all the ingredients to a food processor / blender and grind finely or slight coarsely.
* Transfer the contents onto a plate. Fist about a lime sized portion and shape it into a ball. Repeat the step with the remaining ground mixture.



Srivalli said...

Suma, thank you so much for the wishes. You guys have floored me with all your wonderful thoughts and words. Its been a pleasure knowing you all through this virtual world..thank you again.

Priya Suresh said...

Such a fabulous and nutritious rich laddoo, well done and lovely pick from Valli's space.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Happy B'day to Srivalli. And what a grand way to celebrate with ladoos.

Sapana Behl said...

Very inviting ladoos ,a perfect choice from Valli's sapce.

Pavani N said...

Wow, those nut laddoos look amazing. Nice pick from Valli's blog.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Amazing laddus Suma. A nice pick from Valli's space.

vaishali sabnani said...

Beautiful ladoos Suma ! Perfect choice to wish our captain .

Kalyani said...

I could christen you the Ladoo Queen of BM group ! great job with the ladoos. !