Friday, April 4, 2008

Laddu - India

Laddu is an Indian sweet that is traditionally served to celebrate weddings.

They remind me of little ball shaped cookies. I checked out the ingredients and nothing looked "surprising" (ie. expecting sweet and getting spicy) - so I thought these would be tasty.

I didn't let them defrost before microwaving them, which may have been the reason that they kind of exploded when I cooked them for about 2 min on high. The instructions did say to let them come to room temperature first - but of course I'm not one to always follow instructions - especially when I'm in a hurry.

I loved the laddu!!!!!!!!!! Good as any "regular" cookie type treat I've had. Sweet and a bit chewy and buttery - no "weird" spicy flavor.

The kids did not like it! Weird! Strange! How could they not like it?? There are quite a few in the package and I only cooked up a few, so I'm going to try having the kids taste them again some time. They both agreed that it was sweet.

You can tell from the grease on the napkin that these were NOT low fat - that part looks pretty disgusting.

Ingredients were: basen flour, sugar, butter, cashew nut, raisins, cardamom. Only thing objectionable from their point of view could have been the cardamom. I've used that spice before and they were not too thrilled.


We are THAT Family said...

I think I with your kids. But it so awesome how often you put new things in front of them. My sister's adopting from Ethiopia and has been trying some recipes. It's fun!

Anonymous said...

I think cardamon is an aquired taste. I use it for my swedish braided loaf and it tastes good. Yes, you need to thaw before micro-waving ! Looks tasty !