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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1 cup - wheat flour
  • 1 cup - jaggery
  • 1/2 tsp - ghee
  • 1/2 tsp - cardamom powder
  • Optional:
  • 1-2 tbsp - desiccated coconut
  • 1 -2 tbsp - raisins and chopped nuts mixture

How to Make Thambittu

  • Dry roast the wheat flour for a couple of minutes or until the raw smell disappears.
  • Saute continuously or the flour will get burnt.
  • The flour should turn light brown in colour. Remove from stove and keep aside.
  • Take about 1.5 cups of water, add a few drops of ghee and the jaggery. Boil well until all the jaggery has melted.
  • Adjust sweetness according to taste.
  • Reduce heat to low, add the elaichi powder, nuts and mix well.
  • Add the roasted flour little by little. Mix continuously so that no lumps are formed.
  • Remove from stove immediately and let it cool. After it cools, grease your hands with a few drops of oil/ghee and shape them into laddoos/ laddoos.
  • Store in airtight containers.