Friday, 3 January 2014

ALIVACHE LADOO / GARDEN CRESS SEED LADDU


 

ALIVACHE LADOO / GARDEN CRESS SEEDS LADDU

INGREDIENTS

Aleev / halim / garden cress seeds
¼ cup / 25 gms
Coconut water
½ cup
Scraped fresh coconut
2 ½ cups
Jaggery + Sugar
1 – 1 ½ cup approx  OR Around half the quantity of the aleev and coconut mixture
Nutmeg pdr
½ tsp
Ghee / clarified butter
½ tbsp

 

METHOD:

1.       Soak the aleev in coconut water for around 1 hour. If coconut water is not available then it can be soaked in regular water.

2.       Mix the soaked aleev with the coconut and the jaggery.

3.       Keep the mixture in a heavy bottom pan on a medium flame.

4.       When the jaggery starts to dissolve then reduce the flame to a simmer.

5.        Add in the ghee. Cook and reduce the mixture till most of the moisture has evaporated. It will also dry up considerably.
 

6.       Try rolling a little mixture in a ball, if it retains shape then mixture is ready.

7.       Add the nutmeg pdr and cool a little. Roll into balls while still warm.

8.       Makes around 8 – 10 lemon sized laddoos.

9.       Aleev is extremely good for lactating mothers. You can add in roasted and crushed almonds if you like.
 
 
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