Maladu is a very popular and instant sweet which can be done in a few minutes. It is also one of the easiest sweet which can be made for any occasions. I have make slight changes by adding lot of nuts and raisins to give the maaladu some texture. It was very delicious with the raisins and cashew nuts. Today we will learn how to make maaladu following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Dry roast the roasted gram on medium heat just until hot to touch (Do not over roast it). Cool and powder it finely in a mixie.
Sieve the ground flour and keep it aside. Powder sugar finely. Sieve sugar also and keep it ready.
In a large plate, add the sieved flour, sieved sugar and cardamom powder.
Mix well. I added lot of cashew nuts and raisins to give the maaladu some texture.
Heat a tsp of ghee and fry the cashew nuts (break it into 2-3 pieces) on low heat until golden. Add to the flour-sugar mixture.
In the same pan, fry the raisin on low flame until they puff up. Add to the flour + sugar mixture and mix well.
Heat the rest of the ghee and add to the above mixture. Mix well with a spoon and make balls out of the mixture when it is warm. If you are unable to make balls, add more ghee (little at a time) and make balls. When you are able to make balls, stop adding ghee.
Enjoy making delicious maaladu for this festive season. This also makes a perfect festive gift.
Storage and Shelf life
Store it in an air tight container at room temperature for a week and for more days in the refrigerator.
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