In this issue, Rasikananda shows us how to prepare one of India’s most celebrated sweets. Manohar Laddu is a special offering in many temples in India. As well as being very delicious, it is also very simple to prepare.

Ingredients

Maida (All purpose flour)-1 cup
Rice flour 1tablespoon
Ghee 2 teaspoon
Salt 1 pinch
Icing sugar 1 cup
Cardommom powder 1 pinch
Dry coconut powdered ¼ cup
Fried cashew 2 teaspoon
Oil for frying
Milk 1/8 cup
Kesar (Saffron) - 5 or 6 strands

Method

Mix maida, rice flour, ghee, and salt and make a fine dough
Make small balls and flatten them into puris to be fried in oil
Crush the puris by hand into a powder.
Fry coconut powder in a pan.
Mix powdered puris, fried cashew, elaichi powder, powdered sugar with it.
Soak kesar (Saffron) in milk
Sprinkle this onto the powder mixture and make them into balls, spread on a sheet and cool to harden.