It is the auspicious festival celebrated to mark Lord Ganesha’s birthday. Celebrated pompously almost everywhere in India, especially in Maharashtra, this festival continues for 10days with Ganesha’s idol placed at homes and publicly at every few kilometers. The tradition is to offer Modak to God, but I have prepared Suji ke laddu in combination with small amount of Wheat flour. Including this eve, an Indian sweet, Suji ke laddu can be prepared on several other festivals.
Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 11 laddu
1 cup semolina (rawa)
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
9 tbsp clarified butter(Ghee)
Clarified butter for frying
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
Take semolina and wheat flour in a large bowl.
Add 3 tbsp of ghee to it and mix it well.
Gradually add milk to make a smooth and slightly tight dough.
Divide the dough into mid size balls, give any flat shape you like and prick them with fork.
Take ghee in a frying pan and fry them at low flame till it turns to light reddish.
Let them cool completely, transfer into mixing bowl and grind them till you get coarse powder.
Pass the mixture through sieve to get rid of any big particles.
Add sugar, cardamom powder and 6 tbsp of ghee to it. ( You can also use ghee which you have used for frying).
Keep mixing with your hands till you aren’t able to make round smooth laddu of it. (If laddu is falling apart, try adding one more 1 tbsp of ghee to it and ball them again.