Independence Ladoos

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves:25 pieces
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 kg - soft white khoya
  • 600g - sugar powdered
  • 1 tsp - cardamom powder
  • 10 - green unsalted pistachios, thinly slivered
  • Few drops each - saffron color, green color

How to Make Independence Ladoos

  • Grate khoya or crumble to fine even crumbs. Add sugar, mix well.
  • Put in a heavy pan, cooking, on slow flame.
  • Take care to stir continuously, to keep from sticking to bottom. Cook till a soft semisolid lump is formed.
  • Sprinkle cardamom powder, mix well.
  • Divide mixture into three parts, each half of the other.
  • Add a few drops of green to smallest portion.
  • Mix well till evenly coloured.
  • Add a few drops of orange colour to largest portion. Mix as above.
  • Keep the medium portion white.
  • Make 20 small balls of green portion.
  • Divide white portion into 20 parts, cover over green ball and make a bigger ball.
  • Repeat by dividing orange into 20 portions, similarly covering over white ones.
  • The end result will be 20 orange coloured ladoos.
  • Chill well, cut each neatly into two halves with a sharp knife.
  • Each half will look like three coloured concentric circles, with green in centre.
  • Place one or two slivers over pistachios in centre, decoratively.
  • Store carefully in airtight wide shallow container.