How to make Gond Ka Laddoo - Fried gum crystals mixed with dry coconut, dry fruits and jaggery and shaped into laddoos

This recipe is from the book Marwari Vegetarian Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Edible Gum crystals, Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Rajasthani

Course : Mithais

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Gond Ka Laddoo
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Rajasthani cuisine is perhaps the most sensitive amongst the Indian cuisines. People here relish non-vegetarian dishes made from chicken, lamb and shikar which includes animal and birds like boars, venison, peacock, quail, duck, pheasant, rabbits and even camels etc. Vegetarian food comes in two varieties i.e. the food eaten by the common man that includes use of various spices and herbs and the food of the Marwari Jains that is prepared without using onions, garlic or for that matter any ingredient growing under the soil except for ginger and groundnuts.
Rajasthan cooking in general has its own unique flavour where the simplest and the most basic of ingredients go into the preparation of delicious dishes. The harsh climate and the non-availability of ingredients in this region are a great influence.  Food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred, more out of necessity than choice. The sparse rainfall is not conducive to growing fresh green vegetables. Due to this scarcity whatever seasonal vegetables are grown, are sundried so that they can be used for the rest of the year. 

For more recipes related to Gond Ka Laddoo checkout Gond ki Raab. You can also find more Mithais recipes like Raghavdas Laadoo, Besan ki Burfi, Chocolate And Cashew Laddoo, Santra Rava Malpua.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Gond Ka Laddoo Recipe

  • Edible Gum crystals broken 100 grams

  • Ghee 100 grams

  • Almonds coarsely powdered 50 grams

  • Dried dates (chuhare) coarsely powdered 50 grams

  • Dry coconut (khopra) grated 2 tablespoon

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 1 tablespoon

  • Nutmeg powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Jaggery (gur) 150 grams

Method

Step 1

Heat ghee in a kadai and fry the gum pieces till they fluff up like popcorn.

Step 2

Cool and crush to a coarse powder. Dry roast almonds, dates, coconut and poppy seeds till fragrant and mix them with gum powder.

Step 3

Add nutmeg powder and mix. Melt jaggery and cook to make a syrup of one-string consistency. Add the syrup to the above mixture and mix everything well.

Step 4

Immediately roll into laddoos, cool completely and store.