Poha Ladoo | Aval Laddu
Poha or Aval laddo is a sweet made with flattened rice and jaggery and taste amazing and are super healthy too.
The poha laddo is a popular sweet in Maharashtrian cuisine and along with the super famous Modak, aval ladoo are also made during Ganesh Chaturthi.
This week my theme for Blogging Marathon is to make recipes for festivals occur in the month of July and August. We were given choices from Raksha Bandhan, Ganesh Chaturthi, Independence day, and Janamasthmi.
I chose to make three recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi festival and the poha ladoo is my first recipe for the same theme. The recipe is adapted from Veg Recipes of India and came out very delicious. Almost half of the ladoo was finished right after capturing the pictures.
After a long time of hesitation and a lot of thinking I finally came out of my comfort zone and tried making a You Tube video for this recipe. It seems super easy when we watch the short videos on Facebook, Pinterest or any other platform but when I started shooting the video, I came to know how much hard work and efforts people put in making the videos.
Blogging Marathon#78 Week3/Day1
Theme-Pick One Festival
Source– Veg Recipes Of India
Poha Ladoo is sweet balls made with flattened rice and jaggery. It tastes amazing and a popular Maharashtrian sweet made during festivals.
- 3 cups poha/flatened rice, thick
- 1 cup jaggery, grated
- 1/4 cup nuts and raisins
- 4 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 2 tablespoon milk, optional
- 1 tablespoon dessicated coconut, optional
Heat a heavy bottom pan or wok and dry roast poha for few minutes or until crispy.
Heat a tablespoon ghee in a pan and fry the nuts and raisins Keep aside.
Cool the poha in a bowl. In a blender or food processor grind poha with jaggery into a fine powder.
Transfer the poha mixture into a bowl. Add in cardamom powder, fried nuts and remaining ghee. Mix well.
If the mixture seems dry add milk. Make small lemon sized round balls from the mixture. Place the ladoo on a plate and sprinkle coconut.
Store in air tight container. Serve and enjoy.
Add your favourite dried nuts and fruits to make the ladoo more healthy.