Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sweet Potato Laddus/Balls

DSC04920 In my previous post of sweet potato, I had mentioned all the goodness that this root vegetable has to offer us. So to find a way or two to include this in our diet helps. In my childhood, apart from eating it just in boiled form, we use to enjoy it when granny adds it to a curry or my dearest aunt used to make these sweet laddus.

In fact once when I was visiting my cousins for a vacation in childhood, my Aunt made these laddus, with which I totally fell in love with. I was all praises for her that she could transform the just boiled sweet potato into this flavourful dessert treat in no time.

After marriage I too try to make these laddus once in a while.

Ingredients:
1 large sweet potato
1 tbsp + 1 tsp Ghee
1 Tbsp Sugar
or
1 Tbsp Condensed milk
1/4 cup grated Coconut
Little salt to add while boiling the potatoes

Directions:
Cut the Sweet Potatoes into large chunks add enough water and salt and Pressure cook for 10 - 15 minutes.
Check to see if the potatoes are done by passing a knife through chunks.
If the knife passes freely, then remove from heat and discard water.
Remove skin once the potatoes can be touched without burning fingers.
Mash them a little and keep aside.
Roast the grated coconut in 1/2 tsp of ghee for a minute or so and add it to the mashed potato.
Now add ghee, sugar, condensed milk to the potato mixture and thoroughly mash and mix till all evenly mixed and the sugar is melted.
Grease fingers with the remaining ghee time to time and make small lemon size balls and serve immediately.
Good accompaniment for breakfasts.

6 comments:

my kitchen said...

Wow different Laddu,never tried like this.Tastes good,will try soon

kitchen queen said...

The sweet potato laddus r new to me but it is worth trying.

Nandini said...

Sweeeeet! I love their round shape and it's superlicious! Yummy version! Never tried making laddus with sweet potatoes:)

Rina said...

Try these girls..its a dessert wiht mildness..

Viki's Kitchen said...

Very healthy dessert Rina! We just mix coconut, sugar and make balls. But yours look very rich and delicious dear.

Rina said...

Thanx Viki!!!!