is at home all the time…I am on searching for some good summer course for her
on painting as she is very fond of it. Though I have bought her some colouring
books and crayons to play with…she gets bored easily and most of the time ends
up watching TV.
‘Chota Bheem’ is her favourite cartoon these days. Evenings
when I take her out for cycling, after every one round she will come to me and
says…mamma ladoo…and in the air I toss a ladoo, and she acts as if she has
caught it and ate it…and eating that virtual ladoo has given her energy…then
she goes on for another round riding her cycle. Seeing this all the kids who
come down for riding or playing asks for ladoo….This has become a play for the
kids these days.
basket, she comes to me and says mamma ladoo…and I will toss one virtually and
she acts as if she has really caught a ladoo and eating it…I am totally floored
seeing her acting skills. With Lil’M at home, I thought I will make these
ladoo’s in real for her…just to see how she will react seeing real ‘Chota Bheem
and clicked some pics too by the time she got up. Later in the evening when she
got up, she asked me what’s the aroma that is lingering in our house…? I was
quite surprised to hear her ask that…these days kids are smart…I must say…I
asked her to close her eyes and bought ladoo’s in front of her…and asked her to
open eyes…she was so happy to see…and asked me are these all for me…??? awww…I
said yeah….for you my Chota Bheem…with a shy smile she hugged me and started
- 1 cup Besan/Chickpea flour/Senaga Pindi
- ½ cup Oats
- ¾ cup powdered Sugar
- ¼ tbsp. Cardamom powder
- ¼ cup Ghee
- 1-2 tbsp. Pistachio, coarsely powdered
- In a heavy bottom cooking vessel on medium flame, dry roast
oats for 2-3 minutes by tossing gently. Collect on to a plate and leave it to
cool. Once cool make a fine powder of it. Set aside.
- Now in the same pan add besan and on medium flame dry roast
by continuously stirring until raw smell of besan disappears. Upon roasting for
10-12 minutes, the color of besan starts to change and nice roasted aroma of
- At this time turn off the flame and add powdered sugar and
cardamom powder. Mix gently using a wooden spoon and set aside.
- Now add spoon by spoon melted hot ghee and gently fold in
the mixture of roasted besan, roasted oats powder, powdered sugar and cardamom
- When the mixture is slightly cool to handle, then grease
your hands with ghee and shape them into desired sized ladoos.
- Sprinkle coarsely powdered pistachio or any nut of your choice
- Add love to make these ladoos taste ‘Yummy’.
recipe. At one point the besan will start burning from bottom, so be careful.
Continuously and gently stir besan up and down. Nicely roasted besan gives good
nice and nice aroma to the ladoo’s.