Original recipe Source: Nishamadhulika.com
1. Gram flour – 500 gm
2. Sugar – 500 gm
3. Ghee – 400 gm
4. Cashew nuts – 50 gm
5. Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
Step 1: The first step is to prepare bura. To prepare this, heat a heavy bottomed pan add sugar and half a cup of water and stir continuously. After about 10-15 minutes you’ll feel the sugar solidifying on the outer rim; at this point switch off the heat and let it cool by stirring. On doing this for about 15 minutes you’ll get sugary powder. This is just the dissolved and recrystallized sugar in a uniform and finer texture that we call bura.
Step 2: Roast broken cashew nuts with some ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and keep it aside.
Step 3: In the same pan, melt the rest of the ghee in low heat and add gram flour to it and roast until aroma emanates and turns slightly brownish. Switch off the heat and let it cool a bit.
Step 4: Now in a big mixing tray or bowl, add bura, roasted gram flour cardamom powder, cashew nuts and mix thoroughly. The gram flour should be slightly warm to press ladoos.
Step 5: Take a ladle full of this mixture in your palm and press and roll continuously until you get a nice round ladoo. Repeat until the mixture is done.
* If the ladoo is not staying in form, heat some more ghee and add to the mixture.
* You can use almonds instead of cashews.
* You can place whole nuts at the center of the ladoo or even press one at the top of it.