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...
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....
Hi I am Somoo. No I am not an expert cook. Infact cooking is not my favorite activity either. But my husband loves food and my Mom is a terrific cook. And my mother-in-law is not only an awesome cook but she has written several Oriya cooking books. So I guess it is an Ode to these foodies in my life.
I will post any Oriya food that I cook at my home or those that I miss from back home. Sometimes I will cook and post that are not even Oriya food, but certainly gets cooked in my household