But I planned to replace sugar with jaggery so, googled for the laddu recipe with jaggery and bumped into Thambittu recipe here. It’s Karnataka’s authentic recipe. This has not only roasted gram, it has other ingredients which enhances the flavors. So tried this. In just 15 mins, the laddu is ready.
Here is the recipe for Thambittu, roasted gram jaggery ladoo :)
· Roasted gram / Pottu kadalai – 1
· Grated coconut – ¼ cups
· Sesame seeds – ½ tbsp (Original Recipe calls for 1 tbsp, but the flavor is so dominating, so I reduced the quantity)
· White poppy seeds - 1 tbsp (khus khus)
· Cardamom powder –1/4 tsp
· Ghee - ½ cup
· Jaggery – ½ cup
First we need to dry roast few ingredients separately.
Dry roast roasted gram for couple of minutes. Let it cool. Then grind it into fine powder.
Dry roast, grated coconut till it is little brown.
Dry roast sesame seeds till it splutter
Once the jaggery is melted, switch off the stove. No need to wait for any syrup consistency.
Add the raosted ingredients and cardamom powder immediately and mix well.
It will little semi solid. Once its warm enough, make into ladoos.