Gond Ke Laddu is a common preparation in every Indian household especially during winter season. It is a delicious and reliable sweet dish which everyone loves. It is also advised to have them during pregnancy as they contain number of dry fruits and provide instant energy. Gond Ke Laddu last for 1-2 weeks depending on the season and should be stored in an airtight container once prepared.
- Plain Flour (Maida) – 400 gms.
- Powdered Sugar – 350-400 gms (as per your taste)
- Pure Melted Ghee – 1 ¾ cups
- Eating Gum or Edible Gum(Gond) – 100 gms
- Almonds – 50 gms.
- Cashew Nuts – 50 gms.
- Melon Seeds (The skin should be peeled off) – 20 gms
- Dried coconut powder – 20 gms
- Silver foil – 2
Servings: 25-30 Laddus
Preparation time: 30-40 mins
Cooking Time: 45 mins – 1 Hr
Eating Gum is normally available as small pieces in the market, however if the pieces are big, first break them into small pieces and keep it aside. Cut all dry fruits into small pieces and keep aside.
Pour 1 cup ghee in a kadhai and heat it. Once it is hot, turn the flame to low. Add one piece of eating gum in kadhai, it should puff properly and should not have lump inside. If this happens, add rest of the eating gum pieces in Kadhai and once all are puffed up and ready, remove them on a plate and keep aside.
In the same Kadhai, add maida and fry the maida on low flame till it turns brown in colour. Add the remaining ghee little by little during the frying process.
Once maida is brown, add cut almonds and cashew nuts and fry for 2-3 minutes. Then add melon seeds and coconut powder and fry for a minute. Switch off gas and let the mixture cool down.
Add eating gum to the mixture and mix well. Add powdered sugar (ensure sugar is added only when the mixture cools down and not when it is hot) and mix well.
Take small portions of the mixture in your palms and press slowly with your palms and mould into shapes of laddus one by one. Once all laddus are ready, put the silver foil on the top of the laddus for decoration. Store Gond Ke Laddu in an airtight container.
Tip: If the mixture is breaking while moulding into laddus, then add little ghee and mix well. Gond Ke Laddu will come out fine then.