Pithyache means ‘made of flour’. Basically wheat flour is referred to as ‘Pith’ (pronounced as : pe-ee-th)
This is my fav ladoo.. only the ones which my mom or my grandma would make. All other variety does not entice me!
These ladoos come with a note “Handle with Care” 🙂
4 cups Wheat flour
2 cups Sugar
2 cups homemade pure ghee/ Gharave Tup
1 tbl spn elaichi powder
Grind the sugar into a fine powder. Grind the elaichi also into a fine powder. Make sure no lumps are present.
If using home made wheat flour, sieve the flour and use only the fine wheat flour. Use only homemade Pure Ghee as this will bring in a nice aroma.
Heat a pan and add the ghee into it. Keep on low heat all through.Wait till the ghee melts. Now add the wheat flour and fry in the ghee. Keep moving a wooden ladle through this mix, till the wheat flour turns slightly brownish and will have a nice aroma.
Remove from heat and move into a large plate. Now add the Sugar and mix well using the ladle. Add the elaichi and mix well.
The mix has to be warm for making the ladoos. hence mixing of sugar and elaichi has to be fast.
Take a small amount of the mix in your palm and press using the other hand. Keep rotating the mix and pressing, to form a round ball. This round ladoo will be made of powder and will break easily, hence exercise caution.
Carefully keep the ladoo in another plate. Repeat procedure to form more ladoos.
Serving Instruction : The best part is the way the ladoo is served.
I will try to take snaps today of this if my mom hasn’t finished with the wrapping!
Buy coloured paper (thin), atleast 3-4 varieties. (The one we would use for making Kandils’, this is called as Foli in Goa.)
Cut into squares such that you can cover the ladoo in it properly. The below description will help.
Place a ladoo in the center of the paper, and fold the paper around it and join the paper at the top. This will look like a modak cover. Now twist the paper at the top, so that the ladoo is secured inside!
Now repeat the wrapping of other ladoos using remaining colors!
Imagine the colors on your plate when you serve! 🙂 ( Till i have a snap :D)
The paper is wrapped as the ladoo are very fragile and break when you try to eat them. 🙂
This is my entry for Jihva Special Edition for Diwali hosted by Vee.
Wishing you a Very Happy Deepavali!
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