Sep 8, 2011

Besan Ka Ladoo -- Ganesh Chaturthi Special

Om Shri Ganeshaya Namaha !!

               Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most popular and auspicious Hindu festivals. Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the symbol of wisdom and remover of obstacles. This festival is also known as Ganesh Utsav which means festival of Ganesh. Lord Ganesha is also referred to as Ganapati, Gajanana, Vinayaka, Vighneshawar and Pillaiyar. This festival is observed throughout India, as well as by devoted Hindus in all parts of the world. This festival is widely celebrated in Maharashtra,West Bengal,Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Andra Pradesh.

   Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival dedicated to the Lord Ganesha, who is well known for his love and inclination towards sweets like modak and besan ke ladoo. Therefore, it is of prime importance to offer the Lord besan ke laddu on this special occasion. No doubt, these ladoos are very tasty and are loved by almost everyone. So, why not make this auspicious occasion more special by making them at home only. Given below is the recipe giving details on the ingredients as well the method of preparing besan ke ladoo.

Ingredients :

Gram Flour (besan) : 2 cups
Sugar (grinded) : 1 1/2 cup
Ghee : 1 cup
Raisin : 7-10. chopped
Elaichi Powder : 1 tsp

Method :

Melt ghee in a kadhai and cook the besan over low flame. Stir continuously till the besan becomes light brown in color.

Mix the elaichi powder and again stir. Remove from the flame and pour it on a thali. Let it cool slightly.

Now mix this with powdered sugar.

Divide it into equal parts and give the shape of ladoo.

Besan Ladoo is ready. Garnish with chopped raigin.

Sending this to Show And Tell's "FSF Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi"

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