A popular sweet from South India, Maladu is prepared from roasted gram and sugar. These are melt-in-the-mouth ladoos which can be prepared real quick.
Did you know I am participating in a blog train this Diwali? It is called #PhatakaBlogTrain. Such a fun name, right? Hahaha. It’s a blog chain and the train has just moved from a lovely Lifestyle Blog-> Tina Basu – Being Real Not Perfect. Tina is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and food enthusiast. You know her from her food blog and she had graced this space before by whipping up a delicious Holiday Fruit Cake. Thank you, Tina. Here I am, waiting for you with some enticing Maladus.
My memories of Maladu goes back to those days when we picked them up from bakeries for Ammumma (grandma). She was fond of them and always looked forward to it. That’s how I started having them in the first place. Ammumma has always been an inspiration to me. She had a huge collection of books, including classics like Shakespeare. Whenever someone says I’m humble and grounded, I remember her fondly. When I was with her, I felt like the most special person in the world. Oh, how I miss her! Today when I told Mom that I would try to make Maladu today, she spoke of Grandma and the many memories associated with her.
Maladu or Malad is an easy sweet to prepare. It can be prepared for celebrations and festivals like Diwali. It needs only a few ingredients like roasted gram or chana dal, sugar, cardamom and ghee. The best part is that it needs only a little ghee, unlike Besan Ladoos, i.e only for binding. And no, Maladu is different from Besan Ladoos. The preparation is different, so is the taste and texture. Maladu isn’t sticky and is more powdery. When you take a bite, it simply melts in the mouth. Besan Ladoo is more gummy and gluey.
How to prepare Maladu?
Roast gram and powder it when it is cooled down. Powder sugar and few cardamon pods. Sift powdered gram and sugar. Melt ghee and add to the mix. Make balls when still hot. You can add fried cashews and/or raisins while making the ladoos.
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