Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Aval Laddoo - Atukula Laddoo - Poha Laddoo - Rice Flakes Laddoo

Aval Laddoo - Atukula Laddoo - Poha Laddoo - Rice Flakes Laddoo
Yep! You guessed it right. This is my entry to JFI: Special edition by VEE of Past, Present And Me. This Diwali, I wanted to try something different in the sweet arena. Back home, the usual stuff made during this festive season range from adhirasams, halwa, Boondhi laddoo to badhushas and the like. I neither have the tools nor the patience to make all these, but my DH has quite a sweet tooth for laddoos. So, not having the heart to disappoint him, I went hunting for an easy way to make laddoos. That was when this recipe struck my eye or rather ear I should say, having got it from my mom over the phone. :-) Simple, easy and delicious is the way to describe aval laddoo.

Over to the recipe now..

Recipe:

Ingredients:

Aval/Atukulu/Poha/Rice Flakes - 1 Cup
Sugar - 1 Cup
Broken Cashews - 1 Fistful
Pistachios - 1/2 Fistful
Cardamom - 2
Dry grated coconut - 2 to 3 tablespoons
Hot Melted ghee - Around 8 to 9 Teaspoons

Roast rice flakes till golden brown. Grind together the roasted rice flakes, cashews, pistachios, sugar, cardamom and the coconut into a fine powder. Add hot melted ghee to the ground mixture and shape into laddoos. Ghee helps to keep the shape of the laddoo. Adjust the quantity of ghee accordingly.

Take care not to burn the rice flakes. You can add more coconut and more nuts as per your taste.

Oh, I forgot to mention, my DH loved it and I am wondering if I should make another batch, as this one's not gonna last till Diwali day!

Wish you all a very Happy and Safe Diwali!! :-)

This is my entry into VKN's Virtual Cooking Competition Q3 2006.

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57 comments:

Anonymous said...

this indeed looks like an unique laddu to make, have never heard of this laddu.

Anonymous said...

this indeed looks like an unique laddu to make, have never heard of this laddu.

Chandrika said...

Ya, Shankari..This recipe is quite different..If you do make it, please let me know it you like it :-)

Menu Today said...

Hi,
Easy way of preparing laddoo with Aval.I never tried, will try this soon, thanks for sharing. Happy diwali !!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Chandrika -

Never heard about Aval laddoos. I del.icio.us'ed this recipe. Good one...

arvindh said...

Cant stop my mouth from literally drooling over these ladoos!

Anonymous said...

I am loving this JFI-treats ! This is new to me, i will pass it on to my mother, will tyr it out here too. Thank you for this unique recipe, Enjoy a happy Deewali.

Foodie's Hope said...

Love the looks of Aval Laddoo!! Never tried this before!! I will!! Great entry for Jihva!! YUM!!
Have fun Saturday and eat most of those Laddos!!:))

Ashwini said...

Those look really delicious Chandrika..

Meena Kandlakuti said...

Chandrika,
the recipe is very cool and easy to make ..especially all ingredients are very handy..I love to try this some time..the photos wonderful..thanks for sharing.Happy diwali to u and you family:-))

Sandeepa said...

Hi Chandrika,
The ladoos look great. The pic is awesome. Maybe I missed something, is Aval, rice flakes ?
Warm wishes to you and your family for Diwali :)
-sandeepa

Sandeepa said...

Hi Chandrika,
The ladoos look tempting. The pic is great too. Is Aval, rice flakes ?
Warm wishes to you and your family for Diwali :)

-sandeepa

Sandeepa said...

BTW, love the name of your blog

nalini said...

Hi,

The ladoos look delicious. Did you use the thinner version or the broader aval?

Ashwini said...

Chandrika of all the treats I have been seeing your ladoos made me want to try them immediately :-)
They tasted great...crispy crunchy kind of texture.
Btw did you use rice flakes or poha?

Indira said...

What a beautiful Diwali treat!
They almost look like sunnundalu, I bet they taste even better.

My to-try list: Ragi halwa first and then this sweet.:)

Vee said...

Oh, I have to try these. Nice entry, Chandrika. Thank You for participating and a Happy Diwali to you!!!

HariPriya said...

Never heard of this laddoo .thnx for sharing.its so colorful.will sure give a try.

Linda said...

Hi Chandrika,

When I get some more practice with laddoos I would love to try these. They look beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Chandrika, I was feeling daunted by the ghee and effort in the diwali recipes but urs is a blessing. Now i think I will make something ..thanks.. very nice pic..

Priya S&S said...

Aval Laddoo looks delicious Chandrika ! Totally different !

Wish you and your family a happy and prosperous Diwali !

kavitha said...

Hi,
I followed your recipe and made aval laddoo for my diwali..and it has turned out yummy..
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers,
Kavitha

Anonymous said...

Hey Chandrika.
Delicious looking laddo's. I was talking to my sometime back about them. I never heard of these before and so was askinig her if she new. T he answer was a NO there too, and when I told her how simple the recipe was she asked me to try them out for Deepavali !! I reallu might, as of now I dont have any plans, its really boring to be sitting in the kitchen cooking all this stuff with no one around !! could I come over instead :-)

Lakshmiammal said...

Hi Chandrika,
Ladoo looks so yummy. I finally got an answer what to do with aval that is been sitting for months in my pantry.Thanks for sharing

vkn said...

This is quite novel idea, never heard of this laddoo before, will give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Diwali!

vkn
My Dhaba

Krithika said...

Very unique ladoo recipe. Looks delicious. Happy Diwali

Mika said...

What a novel way to use poha! Happy diwali Chandrika!

Anonymous said...

Happy Diwali to you and your family.

Lera said...

Wow! a ladoo with difference.I would love to try this someday soon....Happy Diwali chandrika !

Anonymous said...

hi chandrika
aval laddu recipe looks super easy & yummy! happy diwali to you & your family:)
paati

Balaji S Rajan said...

Your recipes are mouth watering. Especially the Photos. I could not resist myself. Due to diabetic, I can only dream of eating such ladoo.

Vidhya Rajesh said...

Hi Chandrika,
Happy diwali to you. WOW! This seems to be a easy to make yet tasty recipe. My Hubby also loves poha - let me try this for him sometime ...
Vidhya

Anonymous said...

Chandrika, I tried this yesterday and liked it. Once it is made into laddoos, it doen't taste like Poha anymore. Tastes a bit similar to Avaloseunda, if u know what that is.Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Diwali to you too.
I have a big bag of aval that I didn't know what to do with. I was looking around and noted down vkn's payasam recipe with aval. And this sounds so delicious. Aval laddoo!! I am sure I can convert all my aval stock to good eats.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

It so tempting.Good idea...i heard about payasam...never heard about laddu.

Will try soon and let u know...

Anonymous said...

HI,

AVAL LADDOO....sounds good.I heard about payasam,never heard about laddooo/...

Good idea....will try soon andlet u know..

Hema said...

Never heard of aval ladoos and pretty simple too. Love it! Thank your mom for this recipe and thank you for posing it.

Nandita said...

Never heard of this one Chandrika - it does look absolutely lovely....almost feels like a Ladoo fest is on in the food blogging world ;)

Anupama said...

Those are gorgeous ladoos and the recipe is so simple. I'll definitely give it a try. The pic made me wish I could just lift one ladoo and gobble it up Just too good

jayshree said...

This sounds so unique... looks tempting & delicious. Will try for sure.

Chandrika said...

Happy Diwali to all of you and thank you all for the kind comments.

I have been facing some trouble with Blogger and hence was not able to reply earlier. I apologise for the same.

Please find my answers to some of your queries:

Sandeepa : Aval is Rice Flakes. I made the correction in my post.

Sam, Thank you very much.

Nalini, any variety of aval can be used for this laddoo.

Ashwini, I thought rice flakes and poha are the same. Aren't they? Please correct me if I am wrong.

Priya, you are most welcome! :-)


Thank you once again!

Lakshmi said...

haven't heard of atukulu laddoo, looks yummy Chandrika.

Raji said...

hey girl,
youve gone all quiet, hope all is well at your end.

Anonymous said...

Tirrrring Trrrrringggg...Its the blog posting alarm again !!! :D

Chandrika said...

Raji..Priya ...I am fine...Just a little tied up...In fact, I am not even cooking as much as I did before...Thank you so much for the concern and for the reminder...:-) Hopefully I should be able to do a post today or tomm...

Sandeepa said...

hi chandrika,
saw your comment of the prawn you had, and posted the recipe of what I thought it was.
Let me know if this was it or was it something else ?

Why no posts for so long ?
--sandeepa

Chandrika said...

Sandeepa, thank you so much dear..Read your post..That's the one...It was really wonderful of you to take so much pains to cook and post that dish for me...

I have been a little busy lately...Will write a post in a couple of days...

Vani said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Chandrika! I'm looking at your blog and going "WoW!!". Beautiful pictures, unusual recipes and nice write-ups! Love it! Will be checking back regularly! :)

Priya S&S said...

How r ya'

Hope to see u soon Chandrika !

Anonymous said...

hope everything is ok.. no posts?

Eve said...

Hi Chandrika.
Vacation time is over.. hint hint :))
Eve

Chandrika said...

Priya.. Shaaheen and Eve,

Thank you for checking in on me...I am facing some problems with time management, PC and Blogger..:-) I will post pretty soon, in a day or too...

swapna susarla said...

hai chandrika

nice looking atukula laddoo.good to know that we can make laddos with atukulu also.

Ragini said...

Hi Chandrika,

Never knew we can make laddoos with avalakki. The picture u posted drove me crazy to try out this recipe. Its too easy n absolutely delicious. I really loved it. Thank u for help me finding a new recipe.

sravana said...

hi chandrika,
i tried ur laddu recipe ....it was so tastey,i liked them a lot...will try more of ur dishes... they look great....

jforphun said...

Hi Chandrika,

I loved how this laddu looked...and tried it. But I found it very hard to bind it and make round balls until i added a lot of ghee. And then my husband said it has too much of a ghee taste. It is also very flimsy and prone to break anytime. How did you manage to make those laddus so well and perfectly round?

di said...

I was searching online for a simple receipie to finish of a little Aval I had.. and want a lovely dish it turned out to be, thanks for the lovely recipie