Laddu

Laddu (laddoo) is a traditional ball-shaped sweet delicacy popular all over South Asia. The word laddu comes from ladduka (lattika) which in Sanskrit means a small ball. The laddu is prepared for various family events (weddings, births) and festivals. It also has its role in Hinduism. It is often presented as prasad (offering) in temples.

Laddu
Laddu

Various types of flour are used in preparation of laddu – rava (wheat semolina), besan (chickpea flour) and coconut flour. Some sugar and other ingredients (for example, almonds, pistachios and cashew nuts) are added too. Everything is cooked in ghee (clarified butter). The mass is then shaped into small balls.