Gond ke Laddu

Gond laddu is a popular sweet made during north indian winters. these tasty gond ke laddu are made with gond which is also known as edible gum, whole wheat flour, ghee and dry fruits.  Gond ke Laddu are uber healthy snack or dessert option. Make these for the upcoming winter season and feed your family for their good health.

Prep Time- 15 minutes
 Cook Time- 40 minutes
 Total Time- 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup Ghee Plus some more if required
  • 1 cup Makhana Cut into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp Melon Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Chironji
  • 2 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Dry Coconut Thinly Sliced
  • 1/2 cup Almonds Sliced
  • 1/4 cup Cashew Nuts Sliced
  • 100 Gond
  • 2 tsp Ginger Powder
  • 1 cup Powdered sugar or Boora

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Instructions

frying gond for making gond ke laddu

  • now in the same ghee, add one piece of gond.
  • if the gond comes up gradually and puffs up, the oil is ready for the gond to be fried. if the gond settles down in the oil, then increase the flame and let oil become hot. if the gond comes up quickly, then oil is very hot. reduce the flame to lower the oil temperature.
  • add gond in two batches. if you are an experienced cook, then add gond in a single batch.
  • stir non-stop and fry gond till all of them puff up.
  • the gond pieces have to be fried evenly. so stir non-stop. fry them well in ghee and do not burn them.
  • remove the puffed up gond in a slotted spoon. keep fried gond aside.

roasting wheat flour for making gond ke laddu

  • reduce the flame to a low and then add 2 cups whole wheat flour in the same ghee.
  • mix flour very well with ghee. begin to roast flour with the ghee.
  • meanwhile when atta is getting roasted, add dry fruits in a grinder jar. also add the fried gond in a dry grinder jar.
  • pulse and grind to a semi fine or coarse powder. you can keep dry fruits whole if you want. do note that atta is getting roasted when you grind gond. If you are not able to multitask then switch off flame after frying gond. crush gond in grinder. then switch on flame again and let ghee become slightly hot. add atta and roast. you can also use a belan (rolling pin) and crush gond. keep the powdered gond and dry fruits aside.
  • continue to keep on stirring and roasting the atta.
  • roast atta till its color changes and you get a nutty aroma.
  • then stir nonstop when you see the flour changing its color.
  • stir and roast till the atta becomes golden or brown. overall it took me a total of 17 minutes for the atta to get roasted to perfection (i had used a heavy iron kadai). note that the timing will vary with the material, size and thickness of the kadai or pan. if you use steel kadai, then it will take less time.

making gond laddu

  • switch off the flame. keep the kadai down and raisins and cardamom powder.
  • next add the powdered sugar. add the crushed gond and dry fruit mixture.
  • begin to mix with a spoon. while mixing, break the sugar lumps if any in the ladoo mixture with a spatula or spoon. mix very well.
  • when the gond laddu mixture is still hot and the heat is tolerable to you, take a heaped size portion of it in a spoon or in your palms. shape in a round ladoo.
  • in case the heat is not tolerable, then do wait for some minutes. avoid burning your hands. if the mixture does not hold shape, then add 1 to 2 tablespoons ghee. note that the ghee should be in a semi-solid state at room temperature.
  • make medium sized ladoo from this whole mixture. store them in an airtight steel container (steel dabba).
  • gond laddu stays good for a couple of months. this gond laddu recipe can be easily doubled or tripled. from this gond laddu recipe, you can make 17 to 18 laddu.
  • serve gond laddu just by itself or with some hot or warm milk.

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