When my 9 year old nephew was younger, he loved watching Chota Bheem (Chota Bheem which literally means little Bheem, is an animated TV series that focuses on the adventures of a boy named Bheem and his friends in the fictional kingdom of Dholakpur. In this series, Bheem and his friends are usually involved in protecting Raja Indravarma, the king of Dholakpur, and his kingdom from various evil forces. Sometimes they also help other kingdoms. It is one of the most popular animated series for children in India- Wikipedia). Chota Bheem loves ladoos and therefore so do all little kids who watch it, I don’t know of a single kid who watches Chota Bheem and doesn’t demand the energy giving ladoos that he eats. My nephew must have ladoos, the owner of the beauty parlor that I go to, her grand daughter must have ladoos too!
So this time I’m posting a recipe of ladoos made from whole-wheat flour that my nephew loves. We make ladoos from many different ingredients in India but atta or whole-wheat flour ladoos are delicious and easy to make.
Ladoos are also served as an offering to Lord Ganesha. He just loves them.
These whole wheat flour ladoos are popular among the Sindhi community in India.
You can buy whole-wheat flour and the other ingredients required to make these ladoos at any Indian store.
Here’s the recipe.
Whole-wheat Flour Ladoos
Kids and adults alike will love this Indian sweet.
- 1 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
- 3/4 cup ghee or clarified butter
- 1/2 cup ground sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped mixed nuts and raisins
Melt ghee in a heavy bottomed pan on a medium flame. Roast the whole-wheat flour in the ghee on a slow flame for about 10 minutes or until it turns golden brown and a nice aroma emanates from it.
Remove from the stove and spread the roasted flour on a tray to cool.
Add the ground sugar and chopped nuts and raisins to the flour, mix well, and make table tennis sized balls with the mixture. You might need to apply some ghee on your hands to make the balls. There you go. The ladoos are ready to eat!