August 31, 2009

Festive Special ~ Indian Cooking Challenge





August is the month of festivals with Avani Avittom/Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami and Vinayaka Chathurthi. Srivalli chose to bring in the celebrations to ICC too. Valli gave different prasadom recipes and we were asked to prepare two out of those which do not belong to the cuisine we usually follow. And Valli was generous enough to consider if we could do only one. Thank you Valli, else I should have missed this month's challenge. Though I wanted to try two, but has could do only one, that too the easiest of all, I didn't have many days left before I left for the vacation. I chose Nugul-untallu (Sesame Laddo0) . Valli says, this is traditionally prepared with the black seeds with the skin on. I had only white sesame with me. I proceeded with that.

Sesame seeds - 1/4 cup
Grated jaggery - 3 tblspn
Ghee - 1 tspn
(Yields - 11 nos)

Dry roast sesame seeds in a tawa and let them cool. Once they are cool, take 3tbsp of grated or powdered jaggery and run in a mixie. When it is ground together, sesame seed tend to release and oil. Adjust the quantity of jaggery such that when you make laddoos, it holds shape. I felt more than 3 tblspn of jaggery will make it more sweet and shadow the taste of sesame. So I added a teaspoon of ghee for binding. It got over with in seconds after I clicked them. You just can't stop with one...






17 comments:

  1. Enjoy the vacation! Looking forward to your being back though :) I too posted this purely because this was easiest!!!

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  2. hope you had a wonderful vacation...sesame ladoos look yumm..

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  3. have a great vacation and nice laddoos.

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  4. Thats lovely jayasree...glad you could make this and enjoyed!...have a great time!

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  5. Belated festive wishes, Jayasree.
    The picture with this post is very pretty.
    The only sesame seed laddoos we make are ellu urundai and that's for anniversary rituals.

    Have a nice vacation.

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  6. Nice pic, Jaya. Have a good vacation.

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  7. Sesame laddoo looks marvellous!

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  8. Lovely pics Jayasree..the laddoos look perfect..its one of the easiest recipes I have come across:)

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  9. Happy Vacation, I did not make these since I did not have the seasame seeds, I did not realize that we could use the ones without skin.

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  10. Looks perfect...well tried..Happy vacation :)

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  11. lovely laddus Jaya! Pretty plate :)

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  12. nice pic. and perfectly shaped ladoo s hummmm some people makes this ladoo s with white sesame seeds also they looks so yum.

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  13. Interesting clicks...looks real gud....no wonder u can't stop clickin :)

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  14. Hey J,

    Hope you are back from your break!!! Lovely laddoos and nice click!!! I made these too!!!

    Shobha

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  15. i know you have come back from your vacation, you had a good time i suppose i have fallen in love with all your festive foods, preparing so many things wow, it's been a long time i did so many foods, i miss india when ever i see your blog.. good work, lot of people would know what to make for the festivals when they are far and away from home right ?

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