Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Groundnut Laddoos ~ Peanut Balls Neivedyam for Ganesh Chaturti!

During our recent trip to my sil home, my elder sil had made us these yummy Groundnut laddos along with Sesame laddos. Both were simply out of the world tasting! Though we make Sesame Ladoos for all Ganesh Chaturti, I don't remember Amma making the Peanut laddos that often. Though we literally rock and roll in peanuts. We love everything with Peanuts! So you can imagine my surprise at realizing that I haven't actually made these laddos till now.

We decided that for this year's Vinayaka Chaturti, this is what we are going to make. And yes after the hectic traveling from Tirumala, these laddos and payasam was easy to make. With the kids running around crazy, Athamma and I had to struggle getting these things ready for the pooja. I had asked Amma to get us the Ganesh idol, so Konda missed the chance of shopping for the pooja. We get the usual things along with the Idol, the fruits and flowers specially for this pooja.

Since some of you wanted to see more pictures of Tirumala Temple, you can check out my memories of the Trip in my other blog!

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Though I had already blogged on Rice balls, this time these were done differently and hence look different too. Finally we were able to make Peanut Laddos, Sesame Laddos, Rice Flour Laddoos, Senaga pappu Payasam and few more things..With so many sweets I was sorely missing the gugulus. We normally make Channa Sundal but didn't have time to soak them.

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Groundnut Laddoos ~ Peanut Balls

Groundnut Laddos ~ Peanut Balls Recipe

Roasted Peanuts - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup
Ghee - 3 -4 tbsp
Cardamom powder a pinch (optional)

Method to prepare:
  • Dry roast the peanuts in a pan, till they are well cooked. You can know they are done when the outer skin starts having black spots. The technique lies in rotating the peanuts well and not allowing them to rest on the hot kadai. This way they get cooked by the heat at the same time not get burnt.
  • Cool and remove the skin.
  • Grate the jaggary and take both peanuts and jaggary in a mixie and process it for couple of times. You can run it till you get a good solid texture. If you want it to be a bit coarse, you can remove after couple of pluses.
  • Remove to a bowl, add hot ghee. Mix the mixture with spoon and after couple of minutes, take a handful and see if you can hold them as balls. If the mixture holds its shape well, you can continue making the laddos. Else add some more ghee and continue till it gets over.
  • We can add the cardamom after you make a powder of both peanuts and jaggary.
  • These laddus normally stays good over a week when stored in an air tight container.

    Note: Normally in most dishes, I melt the jaggary to remove the impurities, but since in this ladus, its not possible, I buy the ones that are more white and usually comes in molded shape. The Jaggary that sold as a ball has some impurities.

Hope you all had a great Festive day!


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23 comments :

Rush said...

modak modak modak!!!
stomps feet like a 4 year old!!!

chakhlere said...

Loved those laddoos... i used eat it a lot in my childhood!!

meeso said...

Yum, I bet I'd love these!

srikars kitchen said...

Yummy laddoos.. nice entry..

Mriganayani said...

Looks delicious. When I was a kid, Ive made this as a science experiment - haha - with just peanuts and sugar. When you grind the two together, you don't even need ghee to hold it as balls - the peanut oil generated while grinding acts as a binding agent! And besides - the experiment was a yummy one.

I should try and make it with jaggery!

Love the little mandap that ganesh is sitting on. very beautiful!

Mala Venkatesh said...

Hi Srivalli,

Great picture of Ganesha...

I love the peanut ladoo recipe... we dont make this in our home and I love the idea... am definitely going to try this one..

I also looked for the Rice Ladoos recipe but couldnt find it ! :(

Can you please post the link ?

Many thanks

Mala

Faiza Ali said...

They looks sooo tempting and mouthwatering .

Sonu said...

Srivalli, beautiful Ganesh idol and I also saw ur pics of Tirumala visit. All of them are just reminded me my good time there. Thanks for sharing them.

Sonu (http://sevenspice.wordpress.com)

Vidhya said...

wow your vinayakar looks so cute inside that tiny mandapam... peanut balls look so yummy

Pavithra said...

Wow looks so good and cute vinayak

rekhas kitchen said...

yum looks so tempting and nice shape too valli.

Priya said...

I can have this laddoos anytime, my fav..

Hari Chandana said...

Hey.. My fav ladooo... looks very tempting dear.. lovely snaps.. thanks for sharing!!

Parita said...

Laddoos look yummy!

kamalabhoopathy said...

Hi, your laddoos and ganesh looks nice that too ganesh in a small mandapam so cute

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Both the laddoos looks yummy....

Divya Vikram said...

Easy and a healthy sweet!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely laddoos, you indeed celebrated Ganesh Chaturti in a grand way. The mandapam looks very nice.

Aparna said...

Belated festive wishes. And those laddoos are a favourite of ours. :)

Cinnamon said...

Hi Valli.... lovely laddoos....and beautiful Ganesha... It has been long I have blogged... and now its good to be back and read all the lovely blogs :-)

homecooked said...

The laddus look out of this world Sri! Truly drool worthy :)

Sharmila said...

Bad me .. I read the post, enjoy the snaps and forget to leave a line! Must have rushed off to the tempting Tirumala post. :-)

Shobu said...

valli,

made these yummy ladoos..so easy, yet so tasty.

my folks enjoyed it!

thanks and bye

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