Oct 20, 2008

TOKKUDU LADDU (BANDAR LADDU)

Tokkudu laddu or Bandar laddu
is a traditional sweet from Bandar or Machilipatnam in krishna district near Vijayawada in Andhra pradesh.
This Andhra special delicacy is originaly from Andhra but now a day s we can get this sweet all over Andhra pradesh.Now you can make this sweet easily at home also. I hope you all enjoy this one













Besan (chick pea flour) --- 1 cup
Jaggery -- -- 1 cup grated
Oil for frying (mix 2 tab sp ghee to this oil that will give nice aroma to ladoos)water – 1/4 cup for syrup
Cashew nuts – 15 broken in to small pieces and fry in little ghee till golden color and leave a side
Cardamom powder – 1 tea sp
Milk or water -- 1/4 cup(as required)

METHOD:---
1. Make a dough with besan and little water this dough should be like chaklee (muruku) dough

2.Heat oil in a deep frying pan

3. arrange muruku disk(round medium holes) in muruku maker

4 fill muruku maker with the prepared besan dough and press in to hot oil and fry till golden color(take care that they don't turn in to brown they should be in golden color only) (don't worry about shape)

5. Remove from oil and leave a side

6 Now heat grated jaggery and water to make syrup like 3 thread consistency then add fried murukus to the jaggery syrup and mix well and leave a side to cool. (take a little water in a bowl and drop few drops jaggery syrup in the water and roll with fingers that should form like a small ball)

7 .After murukus become cool break them in to small pieces with hands.and grind them in to a fine powder in a mixe (this will take 15—20 min. leave few min gap in between and run the mixe)
8.Remove the powder and sieve trough a strainer to get a smooth powder then only you get soft laddus like from sweet shop s.
9.Now add cardamom powder fried cashew nuts mix well and sprinkle little milk and make laddus.

The original way of making this laddu we use only ghee for frying murukus and we use rolu(oral kallu, or tiragali—chakki)for making murukus powder
And we use only milk for making laddu

14 comments:

LG said...

I had heard a lot about this laddu, but never knew how to make it. Thanks for the recipe Rekha.

DEESHA said...

laddoos look sooo yummy rekha .. perfectly shaped

Sireesha said...

This one is my favorite one...looks very fabulous and divine..

Illatharasi said...

New recipe for me... looks delicious:)

Priya said...

Rekha,delicious laddu...prefect shape n really tempting me to give a try...

srikars kitchen said...

Laddoossssssssssss looks YUM & awesome...

n33ma said...

Thankyou for visiting my blog.This is a new laddu to me.Looks very nice.

Priti said...

Something similar to besan ke laddu na...looks mouth watering...nice pics..Thanks a lot for the entry dear :)

Andhra Flavors said...

this is my hubby's fav sweet. but never tried this. those are looks perfect.

Suma Rajesh said...

looks delicious..

Uma said...

ooh, laddu adurs rekha! Yummy!

Adlak's tiny world said...

Ladoos are so yummy and the way u presented tempting me to take it. Saw yr words in my blog its ok dear. jus want to inform u thats it.
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Divya Vikram said...

Laddus look perfect..All your sweet recipes are good.

Reva said...

I always fail at the Sugar syrup consistancy. I will appreciated if you tell me the exact temperature reading when using a candy thermometer.