Saturday, August 26, 2006

Cashew Pista Ladoo

There are a group of food bloggers that I got to know from Indra's Site. They host an event called Jhiva for Ingredients - one food ingredient is choosen, and people are asked to send in recipes using that ingredient. The current event is hosted by Vineela, and the ingredient is Milk. Mine is not exactly a recipe based entirely on Milk, but uses milk to a small extent. It is a recipe told to me by mom. I am very amateur cook and it did not turn out to be exactly as amma said it should be (Jaana tha Japan pahunch gaye cheen samjhe na?), but nevertheless with encouragement and tips provided by hubby dear, we turned it into something tasty :). Thought I would send the recipe to Vineela, I am not sure she would post it in her fest, but nobody got flogged for trying right ? :)

What you need?
1 Cup cashewnuts
1/4 cup pistachios
Milk - enough to soak the above 2 nuts(around 1 1/2 cups for the above measure)
Ghee- 2-3 tablespoons

How to make it?
Soak the cashew and Pista nuts in milk for about 2-3 hours. Blend this in a mixer and make a fine paste. For each measure of this paste , take one and half measures of sugar in a thick bottomed vessel.Add a little water and bring it to a boil. Keep stirring occasionally till it forms a thick syrup of string consistency (called kambi padam in tamil). Now add the cashew-pista to the sugar syrup and keep stirring it on medium flame till the entire mixture starts getting together as a single paste. When you scoop it out, it should easily leave the sides of the vessel.
Take it off the flame and spread it out on a greased (with ghee) plate. After it cools down, roll it out into small laddoos. And voila! your cashew pista laddoos are ready!


Vineela said...

Hi Vidhya,
You have a wonderful blog here.
Definetly,your ladoos are going to be a big hit.It looks tasty and photo is nice. I will try these laddos for upcoming festivals.
Thanks for your participation and Hope to see many more recipe from you.

Vidhya Rajesh said...

Thanks Vineela :)
Such words from a wonderful cook like you are a very good encouragement!

The Smiling Girl said...

Man, tht sounds so tasty.. :)

Gomathi Sarma said...

yummy.. i love cashews.. i love pista and i like all sweets made of milk.. what can stop me from making this yummy ladoo.. Let me try this and i will let u know how it turned out to be..

Vidhya Rajesh said...

## Smiling Girl - Thanks !

## Gomes - you should definitely try and it is an easy preperation, just that you need some patience for the thing to solidify a little... Try panni eppada vandhudhu nnu sollu...

Usha said...

Yum! that is cruel Vidhya, and here I am trying to cut down on calories and you go and incite my taste buds with that recipe and picture!!

Vidhya Rajesh said...

# Usha - beleive me! this is a very addictive sweet. Rajesh and me are struggling to reduce the extra fat we gluttons put on. But nevertheless you should try it out!

Menu Today said...

Hi Vidhya,
Different ladoo , I can try for this diwali. Thanks for sharing.

Pavani said...

Wow Vidya, those ladoos sure look delicious and relatively simple to make. Will try them out soon. Thanks for sharing.

Vidhya Rajesh said...

$$ Menu4Today and Pavani - Thanks a ton for visiting my site :) ... The ladoos are pretty simple, just a bit of time taking ... Your blogs are soooooo good! Wish i could cook as good as you guys :)

Sanjana said...

looks neat and perfect. sure gonna try this recipe for the South Indian themed party we are planning in our neighbourhood.
Have you chked rava ladoo here:
Very simple and easy to make.

kalpana said...

Hello Vidhya,,,,i was searching for a pista recipe..first in search was ur blog!!!! i love teadyzzzzz but........i did not notice that in ur blog.. forbidden ladoos...............................really an awesome arrangement!....