Sooji Laddo - Shivani Maharaj
Sooji ki Laddoo (Semolina Balls)
I was around 10 years old when my Grandmother introduced me to cooking. This was the first sweet snack that I learnt
Whilst this was my mum’s recipe, I learnt how to make this from my Grandmother
This is a very traditional offering during prayers. I would make this recipe them every Monday. These laddoo’s are also very quick easy to make and can be kept for a long time.
I grew up in a large family. My father had 8 brothers that lived within a few minutes’ walk to our house and mealtimes always meant that there was always 10 to 12 people per meal.
I loved to cook and often found myself experimenting with savoury dishes. I also love to bake cakes however most of these always disappear before I ever got a chance to decorate them.
I would love to learn how do cake decorations using different techniques like fondant, icing, frosting, piping.
Sooji Laddo Recipe
- 1 cup fine semolina (sooji)
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 cup raw sugar, powdered finely
- 1 ¼ cup full cream powdered milk
- 1 tspn ground green cardamom
- 8 Tbsp ghee
- Heat 4Tbsp ghee in a frying pan.
- Fry semolina and plain flour until the mixture changes colour to light brown
- Place the mixture in a bowl.
- Add cardamom, powdered sugar and milk powder to the semolina mixture and mix well.
- Heat the remaining ghee and add to the mixture.
- Mix well and form small round balls (laddoos), bit smaller than a golf ball, whilst the mixture is still warm.
- Let the laddoos rest for 30mins to cool and harden, then serve.