Wish you all a very happy Sankranti. Hope this festival brings you lots of happiness.
Like every year, I am going to celebrate this festival by distributing tilgul(kante halvo) and tila laddoo to family and neighbors here. I am also going to make a small amount of sweet pongal (muga dali khichdi). How do you celebrate this festival?
Recently I came across these delicious laddoos. I tried this at my sister’s place in Belgaum. I gave them a try when my son and his family were here for Christmas holidays. These are crunchy and delicious with great flavor.
Also check out puffed rice laddoo.
2 cups phulayilo phovu/chirmure (puffed rice)
1 cup chopped dates
2 tbl spns chana dalia (hurigadale/putani) or cashews or peanuts
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick of butter)
1 tea spn cardamom powder
1/2 cup dry shredded coconut(or desiccated coconut) (optional)
PS: You can reduce the amount of sugar if the dates are very sweet (like Mejdool dates).
Heat butter and add dalia, dates. Fry for a minute and then add sugar and let it melt.
Add puffed rice and mix well. Take off heat and add cardamom powder.
When the mixture is cool enough to handle, make laddoos.
Take coconut on a plate. Roll each laddoo in the coconut. Serve.
Makes about 12 laddoos
Preparation time : 30mins