I love LOVE Ladoo, I think the last time I had a delicious proper Laddoo was in 2008, no one seems to be able to make it these days.
And when they do make it, its orange like bright orange and looks funny.
I was seriously under the impression that in order to make Ladoo you needed specialized tools… aka a slotted spoon.
But I found out that I could push the batter through the lid of my icing sugar shaker and it worked perfect… MAGIC
Now I can make ladoo as often as I like
3½ x cups of gram flour
20ml x baking powder
5ml x yellow food colour
10ml x ghee
5ml x elachi powder
Water to form a batter… I used roughly 1 ¾ x cup water
Finely chopped coloured almonds for decoration
Oil for deep frying
Ingredients for syrup
2 cups x castor sugar
3 cups x water
2ml x elachi
2 drops of yellow food colour
Method for syrup
Combine the above ingredients in a pot till and boil till a sticky consistency is reached.
Method for laddoo
Combine the above ingredients to form a smooth, thick liquid batter.
Pour the batter through a spoon with large holes , I used the lid of my icing sugar shaker held over the hot oil.
Fry the tiny balls untill golden brown and place into the syrup.
Allow the tiny balls to stand for a couple of minutes till you see that the balls have changed colour and the syrup has seeped into the balls.
Using a spoon remove the balls from the syrup and drain excess syrup, place on a plate till all the balls have been removed from the syrup
Mould the mixture to form round golf sized balls.
Decorate the top with coloured almonds.