Peanut Laddoos

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Peanuts/Groundnuts is tasty and  loved by one and all in some form or the other – masala peanuts, candy bars, chikkis, peanut butter etc., We also steam the fresh, harvested peanut with skin adding salt and it really tastes yuimmy. Today I would like to put up another popular dish made out of peanuts – The peanut laddoos ! They take less than an hour to prepare !

What you need to have:

1. Roasted and halved peanuts – 2 cups

2. Jaggery (Gud)/Mollasses – 1/2 cup

3. Pure ghee – 2 teaspoons

4. Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon

26-2-2009-122 Ingredients of Peanut Laddoos

What you do with what you have:

1. Dry roast peanuts in a broad based bowl on medium flame till you get a pleasant aroma. Peal and powder cardamom and keep it aside.

2. Just crush the jaggery and set aside.

3. Place a wide bowl with 2 teaspoon pure ghee on medium flame. On melting add crushed jaggery from step 2 to this.

4. Keep stirring and as the jaggery starts melting pour a drop of it in a bowl of water. If the drop forms into a pearl like structure, just leave the syrup on the flame for another minute. We are close to done.

26-2-2009-1232 Roasted Peanuts in gud syrup

5. Switch off the gas and add both cardamom powder and roasted peanuts from step 1 to it.

Stir well and leave it for 2 minutes. Since gur/jaggery helps hold things together, laddoos can be tied easily without need for edible gum. Tie laddoos of required size and store it in airtight containers. It will remain afresh for even a fortnight.

26-2-2009-125 Yummy, Crispy Peanut laddus

How long it takes: 25 minutes

Number of Laddoos: 25-30


6 thoughts on “Peanut Laddoos

    chitra said:
    March 15, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Pass a piece here,i luv this , my baby too:)

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 16, 2009 at 3:41 pm

      Hi Chitra,

      Just try , c if u can grab it!!!!!

    Medhaa said:
    March 15, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    these look lovely

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 16, 2009 at 3:40 pm

      Hi Medhaa,

      Thanx a lot for visiting my blog.

    […] in South Indian dishes. Peanuts are used in several fried teatime snacks like the Chivda, mixture, Peanut laddoos, chikkis and fried masala peanuts. We also use it in almost as seasoning in many of the rice items […]

    April said:
    February 13, 2012 at 1:48 am

    God Bless India ! Namastè !!!!!!!!!!

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