Wish you a Happy Diwali for the world celebrating the glorious festival of lights!
Diwali brings back the memories of my childhood that we spent in paternal grandfathers house, the early morning wakeups for shopping crackers, skipping breakfats out of happiness that we would get drying the crackers under sun,,all this while dreaming about that night’s joy of burning those colorful crackers in the verendah thats illuminated with clay pot diyas, we little heads used to get fascinated with those glitters and colored sparkles that eject out of those crackers, not to mention about the delicious food we indulge in before gettign into the crackers business 🙂
Each state in India celebrate this festival with the same spirit of ligting diyas and buring crackers, but the traditinal food thats prepared for this festival might differ. Crunchy savouries and humble ladoos are favourites across the country.A balance between the sweet and hot savouries is a must.The famous varieties being mothichoor ladoo, boondi ladoo, besan ka ladoo. While I am due to try all those traditional varieties I went for a quick fix this time with my latest craze ‘Walnuts’.You guys, one thing that fascinates me about this walnut ladoo recipe is the time it took. I wanted to keep a stop watch to measure the time while I make this ladoos next time, but as far as I can recollect this took me close to 15-18 mins!
Warning for those who love and hate nuts,
Walnuts taste a bit bland or bitter which makes many of you avoid these super healthy nuts.
But walnuts help to fight diabetes and can reduce the risk of breast cancer is what I heard and believe, so did not want to miss eating them.
You will love the crunch of these humble nuts really! Ok I warn you again that these taste a bit bitter here and there while you chews them.Yes taste BITTER, but am sure you will love the flavour of the googy condensed milk thats paried with these divine nuts. Yes condensed milk it is, now you get the reason for gettig your ladoos in 15min! No stirring of sugar syrup, no disappointments for the wrong consistency of sugar syrup and absoultely no extra care needed for continous stirring!
These are not addictive but I promise you guys will have a different taste of experience.Oh yes HEALTHY too!
Get a can of condensed milk, GO GO!
Read it twice,
These are little bitter in taste, but the sweetness make them super edible and remember not all tasty food is healthy!
Uff, such a big deal to pretend to be a healthy geek!
Wish you a HAPPY DIWALI guys, Be Safe and don’t waste any delicious food!
Send me the leftovers!
- • 250 gms Walnut Powder
- • ½ Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- • ½ teaspoon Cardamom powder
- • 1 tablespoon ghee
- • Nuts for garnish, I used dried cranberries
- Heat ghee in a non-stick pan preferably. Add in the walnut powder and roast for few minutes without burning. Keep it aside,
- Pour the condensed milk in the same pan and stir for 5-8 min without burning the bottom.
- Add in the roasted walnut powder and cardamom powder and mix well such that the mixture is uniform across. Keep on low flame for 5 min(only) until the mixture thickens a bit. you will need to be able to shape them into ladoos.
- Allow the mixture to cool down. Grease your hands with little ghee and shape them into uniform balls.
- Garnish each ladoo with a nut on top, I used dried cran berries that are roasted in ghee.Serve them with a cup of tea 🙂
Use can powdered almonds in equal proportions to walnut powder for a diff taste.
Avoid sticking the mixture to the pan else the ladoos will get a bland taste.
If you feel the sweetness is not enough add in powdered sugar while sirring the condensed milk,
These ladoos tasted best on the same day rather than the next day.I mean to say they became a little hard the next day as I haven't used more ghee
If the mixture is too wet adjust walnut powder accordingly, this should be very easy for you manage.
Additionally you can roll the ladoos in grated coconut powder for garnish sake