For the second day of Something Sweet for Kids, it’s Sajjala Laddu or rather a sweet laddu made with Bajra. Since Bajra is not something you can get the kids as such, we found that making these laddos was a easier task.
Sajjala Pelaalu Laddu | Bajra Laddus
Sajjalu / Whole Bajra – 1 cup
Jaggary – 1 cup or depending on sweetness
Cardamon a pinch
Fresh Coconut, grated – 2 tbsp
Ghee as required to make balls
How to prepare Sajjala Pelaalu Laddu
Dry roast the whole Bajra on a hot pan for couple minutes, until it is well done. Remove and allow to cool.
Once it’s cooled, take the bajra along with jaggary and pulse in a mixer for couple of times till you get a fine crumbly like texture.
Remove and add 1 tsp of hot ghee and fresh coconut. Mix it again. This should get you a texture that will hold it together.
Make tight balls from the mixture and adjust the ghee to see if the balls are holding it together.
Store in a container, this stayed for a week and was most delicious!