Thursday, 9 February 2012

Cashew nut laddu (or) jeedi pappu vundalu

Preparation time : 30 mins
Makes : 12 or 13

Ingredients :

Cashew nut : 1 cup
Sugar : 1 cup
Water ; 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder : 1/8 tsp

Method :

Take cashew nut and fry them in a pan, till you get nice aroma (or till very light color change)
Frying is to avoid the raw taste of cashew nuts when you eat laddu.

Keep them aside.
Now take a pan, add sugar and water.
Let sugar syrup to boil, and wait till it reaches hard ball stage.
Add cardamom powder and cashew nuts.
Mix well and take it off from flame.

It will be like watery, but as it cools down, it will breakdown into sugar again.
Let it cool for 5 to 10 mins.
(Actually you should keep an eye at this stage)
When the syrup is changed like sugar, at this stage you should make balls/ laddu's with that mixture.
To make laddu's, take a cloth, keep it under running water and squeeze out all the water.
Now take a ladle full of mixture into the cloth and then close it to make a nice round ball by pressing it.
(Why we are doing all this is, when syrup is changed like sugar, it will harden so fast, if you don't make balls at this stage, then after some time you can not form a shape out of it ,but it is too hot to handle at this stage.)
I thought it is not too hot and handled with my hand then my hand is burnt and it is like red for one day.
So don't handle with hand, make laddu's by using a damp cloth.
Let them cool down completely before serving.
These will stay in shelf for 1 - 2 months.
Enjoy your laddu's (or) jeedi pappu vundalu :)

Thank you, do post your comments !!!

Sending to the fallowing events

"Love Lock with Sweets" hosted by "Killer On The Plate" and created by 'Vidhya of Sweet Karam Kapi'

" Sweet Luv " at Zesty Palette

Radhika's Let's Cook - Sweets 

Valentine's Special


  1. Nice one...thanks for linking to my event. request you to link the event announcement page to the post, along with the logo.
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  2. Thanks for linking it to the event but the post must be linked back to the announcement to be accepted. could you please update it.

  3. Ladoos look inviting. Thx for linking to the event. Could you link it to the event announcement also? Thx.

    Event: Sweet Luv
    Event: Strawberries

  4. thanks for the detailed recipe and tips. will def try



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