If you love eating, you can surely be a good cook, but to be an excellent one, you should have good critics at home. For that I owe to my husband and my children.

I dedicate this blog to the young ladies - "the starters".

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Peanut Ladoo (kappalandi unda )


Peanuts  -  2  cups
Jaggery   -  2 cups
Rice flour  -  ½  cup
Grated coconut  - ½ cup
dry ginger    -1 tsp
cardamom   -6


Dry  roast  peanuts  and  remove  the  skin  as much  you  can and keep aside.

Mix  rice flour and grated coconut  and  dry roast till it  looks like
bread crumbs.
Separately  grind  each ingredient .

Grind the peanuts . Run the mixie  till the peanut powder
starts to stick. 
Now grind the roasted rice flour and coconut together.
Grind the jaggery into powder .

Mix the three powdered ingredients together, add crushed dry ginger and cardamom.
Put this mixture in the grinder and run the mixie  so that all ingredients get mixed well.

Now  make ladoos  by taking  a fist full and press it in  your palm rolling
 round to get a round  - ball shape  with single hand.

This is  a healthy snack . I make these ladoos  as my grand children
demand  for it . They love it.

 Jaggery  is made from sugar cane juice and palm juice.

Jaggery from sugar cane  we get  mainly in three  varieties
yellowish  which is more refined ,  brown  and  black. 
The black jaggery  is more tasty and healthy.

Marayoor  sharkara   ( black jaggery from Marayoor) is  the best one but costly.
Outside  Kerala  mostly light coloured  jaggery is available.