Ingredients for batter
Besan/Senagapindi /Chick pea flour - 1 cup
Cooking soda a pinch ( optional )
Water less than 1/2 cup
Take a bowl add the besan flour & cooking soda,mix it.
Add water little by little to form a semi thick batter.I made a semi loose dough ( see picture).
Heat oil & 2tbsp of ghee in a pan,fill the batter into the murukku press which has a 3 star disc.
Press directly into the medium hot oil,deep fry till its just crisp on top & slightly soft inside.
Do not fry till its fully crunchy like regular murukku,the colour should not change to dark brown.
Remove it on a kitchen tissue,cool & dry grind to a smooth powder,use a sieve to get a fine powder.Keep it aside.
Ghee - 2 tbsp + Oil as needed for frying
Cardamom -8 (powdered)
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Add water & sugar to a pan bring it to a boil,reduce the flame,when your syrup reaches one string consistency switch off the stove.
Add the cardamom powder,2 tbsp of ghee & powdered flour mix it well.
Grease your palm with ghee & while still warm start shaping the ladoos.
Your Bandar Ladoos are ready to eat!
a) Finely chopped cashew nut fried in ghee can be added.
b) I have used very little ghee in this recipe,if you want a glossy finish then add 2 or 3 tbsp of ghee to your mixture before shaping out to ladoos.
c) Usually these are fried totally in ghee but i have replaced little oil for frying.
d) Some make this ladoo with jaggery but i have not tried.
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