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Pesara Boorelu ( Moong dal laddoos )

Posted Feb 23 2009 10:11pm


Serves : 4
Time required : 1 ½ hours

Ingredients

1 kg moongdal ( green )
½ kg pure ghee
1 ¼ kg sugar
20 g cardamom powder
1/2 teaspoon edible camphor powder ( pachchakarpooram )
Water as required
200 g cashew nuts
200g raisins ( optional )

Method

1, Using a pinch of ghee , roast the moongdal till golden. Allow to cool. Grind the dal to a smooth powder. Set aside.

2, In a bowl, mix the cardamom powder and edible camphor powder with little water. Blend well.


3, In a shallow pan , add the sugar to this mixture and bring to a boil, till it reaches a syrup- like consistency. Gently , add in the moongdal powder and ghee and keep stirring continuously.

4,Remove from heat only after the mix is well blended. Set aside for a few minutes.

5, While it is lukewarm, take fistfuls of the powder and pat into laddoo shaped balls.

6, Stick a few pieces of cashew nuts and raisins ( if using ) on each piece.

7, Allow the laddoos to cool and harden for a few hours.

8,These laddoos can be stored in an airtight container for upto a week.

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