Laddu is one such word: When we hear this word, We can't stop ourselves from walking away with the mouth watering taste. Laddu is the favorite sweet for all of us. None of the occasions are enjoyed without Laddus. Apart from its delicious taste; it also has great importance on festivals like Ganesh Chaturathi, Diwali, Rakshabandhan and many more. Laddu is also the main part of Puja and rituals conducted by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains.
Varieties of Laddu
In India there are a number of varieties of Laddus, we can’t catch it up in numbers. It also differs on each festival and weather, such as Motichur Laddus on Ganesh Chaturthi, Boondi Laddus on Diwali, Dry Fruit Laddus in Winter season, etc. Let catch some of them here:
1. Motichur Laddu
This one is the favorite of Indian God Lord Ganesha and also favorite of all us. Motichur Laddu is mainly made of Besan (Gram Flour), Ghee, Sugar, Magaj Seeds (Melon Seeds) and you can add Pistachio as well too .
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2. Boondi Laddu
Boondi Laddus are a spherical sweet which is my favorite to make on each occasion. This is basically made with Besan (Gram Flour), Ghee, Sugar, Magaj Seeds and for colorful variety you can add food color as well.
3. Besan Laddu
Besan Laddu is simple and easy to make. For making this you just have to roast Besan in Ghee on low flame. Once it starts to look Brownish, Add Sugar according to your taste and mix it well. Now you can make a small pearl shaped Laddu.
4. Coconut Laddu
Coconut Laddu is most likely laddu in Winter and Rainy season. This is good in taste and also very healthy. For marking this you need Dried coconut, in Hindi it is called Khopra, Jaggery, Ghee and you can add Dry- Fruit as well.
5. Dry Fruits Laddu
Dry Fruits Laddu are very healthy and tasty. This is super easy to make. This is an energy booster for everyone, be it Men, Women or Children. In Dry Fruits Laddu, you can add multiple dry fruits varieties such as Almond, Apricot (Khubani), Cashew Nuts, Dates (Khajoor), Dried Dates (Chuara or Khari), Dried Figs (Anjeer), Foxnuts (Makhana), Walnuts (Akhrot), Peanuts, Pine Nuts (Chilgoze), Nioze, Pistachios, Raisins, Saffron (Kesar), WaterMelon seeds (Magaz), Chironji or Charoli, Ghee and Jaggery.
For making this, cut all dry fruits in small pieces, and add Ghee into the Pan and fry it well until it looks Brown (don’t add Dates, Anjeer and Raisins, you can add these at last). Once it is fried, add Jaggery in another Pan and melt it well, after that add melted Jaggery into the dry fruits bowl and you can make small and medium size Laddu.
The above mentioned ingredients are subject to call of action, you can add or less the ingredients, according to person and taste, it has very good health benefits for all.