Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Diwali with Magaja Ladoo


Happy Diwali and have a great year ahead.


Magaja Ladoo is one super duper easy sweet. It is loaded with calories and the goodnedd of wheat. This is also offered in the Jaganath temple, Puri as a bhog.
I have very sweet memories of making this with my grandma. She makes it really well and would packs loads of it for my hostel days. I used to try making it with her and most of it would break and I would happily eat the crumbs.
When I called Mom last week at home, she gave me a list of sweets that she had already made. When she mentioned Magaja Ladoo, I quickly took down the recipe and here it goes...

These magaja ladoos go to to CFK-Wheat guest hosted by Sireesha, event started by Sharmi , Sanghi's FIL-Ghee and Sireesha's Sweet Series and to Purva's Diwali Dhamaka


Ingredients
1 cup wheat flour (atta)
1/2 cup ghee
1/2 cup sugar
2 cardamom ground
4 cloves ground

How To
Take a big pan and heat it. Add the atta and keep frying at low fire for about 10 minutes. Once the atta starts changing color and starts smelling wonderful, add the ghee and mix well. Then add the sugar and mix well and put the stove off. Add the cardamom and cloves mixture and let it cool.
Before the mixture is completely cooled down, makes round balls and store in an air-tight container. I made about 15 small balls with these measurements.

Can't get the balls to form, just scoop in a spoon and eat. It tastes wonderful, but then with so much of ghee and sugar what's not to like about it....

48 comments:

  1. Wow looks so yummy and different ..Wish you Happy diwali !!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Dear Somoo
    I am so happy to see the Laddu...How come I am getting all my childhood dishes from you?Arisha, Besara now Magaj laddu...I was planning to ask you about a Laddu made from atta etc but just couldn't remember the word "Magaj". Thank you so much!!!!
    These Laddus are very fragile as I can remember. A mere touch makes it a powder. And I loved it the powder way. If I took few spoons my Mom could not find out. She always used to keep sweets counted> No matter who ate the loddus at home I was blamed because I was the "Petu". Ha ha

    SO I am postponing next batch of Arisha and will make Magaj Laddu..it is fast too.
    Best wishes.

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  3. Hi Somoo, oh...HAPPY DIWALI to you and your family !!!!

    Somoo, I love the ladoo...it sounds divine ! I am just thinking I have to find some atta flour for this. It's not available at the regular grocery store...is it ?... In my country we would make similar ladoo but add grated fresh coconut to the mixture minus the ghee...we call it Aggala...! Thank you for sharing this traiditonal treat! & somoo...the plating is very elegant !

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  4. That looks yummy! Happy Diwali, Somoo!!

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  5. Happy Diwali to u and ur family!
    Never made ladoos with wheat, looks delish!

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  6. Wow dear ,looks yummy and nice presentation:).Happy Diwali

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  7. Wow,looks yummy nice photos.Happy diwali.

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  8. Slurp!!!Looks gorgeous!!just gonna grab few from the click, tempting Laddu!!! Have a wonderful diwali

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  9. Happy Diwali..The pics are really good.The magaja ladoo look yummy.

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  10. Laddus looks so good. Nice recipe. YUM!

    Happy Diwali!.......

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  11. hmm finger-licking besen ladoo my dear..Happy Deepavali

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  12. Ladoo looks yum and all the dishes are so delicious and a very Happy Diwali to you and your family.

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  13. Delicious ladoos...and simple recipe too..surely looks very tempting..

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  14. Yumm delicious laddoo and healthy,too..happy diwali to u and ur family..love to try this

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  15. HAPPY DEEPAVALI TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.Very healthy laddoo looks so delicious. and beautiful thali

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  16. Laddoos looks gorgeous and lovely platter..Happy diwali wishes dear!

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  17. laddu looks yummy.HAPPY diwali to u all.

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  18. Happy diwali

    this ladoo is new to make,will give a try :)

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  19. That's a lovely platter of sweets and snacks for Diwali! So dainty! Happy Diwali! BTW, magaja laddu is real tempting!

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  20. Friends - thanks. Magaja ladoo is one of the 56 snack varieties served in Jagannath temple.
    Ushnish - glad to jog your childhood memories.
    Nat - you get whole wheat flour in the stop n shop. I use fresh frozen coconut shreds from the asian stores...
    Happy Diwali everyone...

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  21. Ladoos are yummy yumm...dear, it's totally new thing to me....sure will give it a try.

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  22. Belated diwali wishes..ladoos look soft and yum,very tempting click...

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  23. Somoo I came here to wish you happy diwali but a glance at the picture made me drool...I love the taste of this delicate sweet. Its simply yummilicious.
    Happy Diwali!

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  24. Ladoos look quite different.Awesome pictures .Belated Diwali wishes .Do visit my blog when time permits

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  25. Hope you had a lovely Diwali.

    Gorgeous platter and delcious laddus.

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  26. Hi! happy Diwali dear. We call them kanilecha ladoo(atta Laddoo).
    I have a diwali gift waiting for you at my blog, pls pick up ur award.

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  27. Happy Diwali, Somoo!Looks delicious:)

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  28. happy diwali to u and ur family...the pic of sweets with diya is so pretty

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  29. Thats so delicious... Nice pictures.. Hope you had a colourful Diwali, just like those diyas!

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  30. This one I'll try for sure as it's super easy and looks yummy.

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  31. Wow..Easy recipe! My favorite prasad from Puri temple! :)

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  32. Love magaja laddu and one of my favourites among the Puri Mandir prasad.
    Your laddus look very appetising...

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  33. Happy diwali...laddoos look yummmm

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  34. Hi,
    Pls pick up the awards from my homecooking blog:).

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  35. Thanks all for the lovely feedback...
    Dhanya - thanks a ton for sharing the awards...

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  36. Dear Somoo
    Do you remember I was telling you about a Bada osha Pitha? Its name is Atakali. Now find out

    best wishes '

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  37. Belated Diwali wishes!
    The ladoo looks awesome-can't wait to try it out(even though Diwali is over) ;-)

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  38. These look like little balls of heaven! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to wish me luck. Hope your Diwali was excellent!

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  39. How did I miss this! Wonderful Somoo! I used to love it and whenever I visited my mama's place he would get it for me. I called it "bali bali laddoo" .. thanks to you I now know the name. :-)

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  40. Ushnish - you have to wait for my Sasu to come. I am sure she knows it well and will make and post with her help...
    Sweta - yes super easy to pull together...
    Joanne - hope you were successful in your mission.
    Sharmila - I knew you would love it. Bali bali - haha... When I had the dough/mixture ready and before I made the balls, my son saw it and said mud puddle...

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  41. Somoo, the laddus look heavenly!And Puri Jagannath temple, I have visited a couple of times and I sure loved it!I remember we visited that temple since I was 9:)

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  42. hope you had a wonderful diwali! "Magaja" laddu looks enticing, something new to try! colourful diwali platter too!!!

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  43. Shri - the magaja ladoo in Puri temple is ofcourse so good..
    Akaal Sapadu - thanks and welcome back...
    Valarmathi - glad you liked it...

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