Dinkache Ladoo - A to Z Maharashtrian Sweets
When it came to D, I was quite fixed to make Dodha Barfi. Though there were a couple of other choices, I kept coming back to this recipe. However Pradnya said Dodha Barfi sounded more Punjab, so had I drop it.
The other choice I had were Dudhi Halwa, Dinda, and Dahi-dudhachya vadya. Dinkache ladoo didn't strike until and suddenly I remembered this name as this stayed in mind because of the way it was pronounced. All of a sudden I realized I had such a lovely laddo to make!
I liked how gond tastes and having already made a couple of ladoos with it, I was keen on making a ladoo only with this. I adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor's recipe though I followed my own measurement. I wanted the gond to be more than wheat flour. Though that led to adding more ghee for binding the laddos.
I also added roasted bits of almond, that gave such a delicious experience when you bit into the ladoos. These are not your typical hard ones, they are very soft to hold and will crumble if you press a little hard too. So care should be taken to have a plate while you indulge in these.
We totally enjoyed this sweet and next time I will surely make it with jaggery to check out the taste.
Gond/ Edible Gum
Making Gond powder
D for Dinkache Ladoo
Got about 15 small ladoos
Whole wheat flour / Atta - 1 cup
Gum resin / Gond - 3/4 cup
Ghee - 1 cup
Powdered sugar / Jaggery - 1 cup
Roasted Almonds, chopped - 15
How to make the Dinkache ladoo
Heat a nonstick pan with 2 tsp ghee, roast the gond till it puffs up. Drain and let it cool down.
Roast the chopped almonds in a tsp of ghee, remove and keep it aside.
In the same pan, heat another 3 tsp of ghee, roast the wheat flour on low flame till flour turns colour. It takes about 5 to 6 mins. Take care not to burn the flour, keep stirring it all the time.
Once the gond is cooled down, grind to a fine powder.
Take the roasted wheat flour, powdered sugar, gond, almonds in a bowl and take a small portion and press down as balls. Add melted ghee for binding.
Store in an airtight box.
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