Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Puffed Wheat Balls (Laddu)


I came across these puffed wheat when i was shopping at near by grocery store.Reached house and tasted the puffed wheat.Puffed wheat is really good for making ladoo and mixture.Love the shape and nutty wheat taste.Since my childhood I am seeing my mom and grand mom making puffed rice mixture,puffed rice (plain,tamarind) upma,puffed rice balls aka borugundalu .We used to have this Crunchy one at evening times as after-school munchies.borugundalu.We used to have this Crunchy one at evening times as after-school munchies.Yum Yum.... So,I tried with puffed wheat and we liked these laddus too.
Puffed Wheat - 3 cups
Jaggery - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup
Honey - ½ tspn
Ground nuts / Peanuts - ½ cup
Cashew nuts - 6 or 7 no,chopped
Sesame seeds - ½ cup
Raisins - ¼th cup
Black Cardamom - 2 no,crushed

How I made:
Roast sesame seeds in a pan until they start splutter.Roast the peanuts for golden brown color.Roast raisins in low flame until they double.Grind 2 spoons of sesame seeds and 1 tspn of pea nuts to coarse powder from original quantity.
Take a large sauce pan and add jaggery and water.Make thick syrup in low flame.Add a drop of jaggery syrup into a bowl of water to check the string consistency.Drop should solidify immediately.Remove from fire and add puffed wheat,raisins,cashew nut pieces,pea nuts,sesame-pea nut pwd,cardamom pwd,honey and mix well to coat jaggery syrup evenly.While still warm,shape the syrup-coated puffed wheat into round laddus.Allow to cool and keep open to dry, before storing in containers.
Note:Wet palm while shaping laddus to prevent burning.
See here for Puffed Wheat Snack


Mythreyee said...

looks delicious.

madhu said...

Vineela that looks so good, my grandma used to do that from scratch. Very authentic recipe.

TBC said...

The first pic is beautiful!

jayasree said...

puffed wheat is new to me. It looks delicious and healthy too.

sowmya said...

Lovely pictures .looks delicious...i am not sure whether i have ever seen puffed wheat..Is this used to make kheer during fasts?

Happy cook said...

Yummy. Really delicious

remya said...

ohh madhu...laddu looks sooo gud...i'm feeling homesick nw...granny makes this often..:)

ServesYouRight said...

Great idea - I have some 'healthy' cereal - kamut puffs, which I sound like a variant of wheat puffs that I can't wait to try this on. Thanks so much for sharing!


linda said...

The Laddu look delicious, perfect to munch on!

Sagari said...

never seen puffed wheat , beautifullll ladoos vineela

Uma said...

The laddus look so mouth-watering. Thanks for the nice recipe.

Aparna said...

These laddoos look delicious. I make them with puffed rice, which is what I get here.

Gattina said...

so healthy and so delicious! Chinese love making this similar food although we use rice.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Is is so good....Love it....Have to try this recipe...

Linda said...

Hi Vineela, puffed wheat laddu looks really delicious! I have to try this :)

Vineela said...

Thank you Mythreyee.
Madhu - Nice to know that you are very familiar with the taste.
Thank you tbc
Jayasree - I too amazed by seeing puffed wheat which we never bought in india.
Sowmya ,Happy cook,remya ,linda thank you

sagari,thank you
uma,thank you. really we enjoyed ladoo.
thank you aparna.Ya puffed rice ladoo.yum yum.

gattina .thank you .nice to hear that you also have this delicacy in your authentic way.
thankyou smitha.

thank you sukanya