(Last Updated on : 10-01-2014)
Malai Laddoo is an Indian dessert which is usually round in shape and yellow in colour. It is nutritious and has soft texture and sweet
taste. Traditionally, this type of Ladoo is made with Paneer and Malai mixed together but there are various other ways as well for preparing Malai Laddoo.
General Ingredients of Malai Laddoo
1/2 Cup condensed milk
250 Gms. Paneer (cottage cheese)
2-3 Drops kewra essence
1/4 tsp. Yellow colour
Method of Preparing Malai Laddoo
Add condensed milk and cook on slow flame, stirring continuously. Cook till thick and sides leave.
Add essence and remove from flame.
Pour on plate. Cool.
Sprinkle powdered elaichi and decorate.
Ingredients of Malai Laddoo using Mawa
Paneer - 400 grams or 2 cups
Mawa (dried milk) - 200 grams or 1 cup
Sugar - 200 grams or 1 cup
Saffron (kesar) – one fourth tsp or 1 pinch yellow colour
Cashew nuts - 2 tbsp
Pistachios - 10 to 15(finely chopped)
Cardamom - 4 to 5 (peel)
Method of Preparing Malai Laddoo using Mawa
Put Mawa in the pan and stir fry.
Fry Mawa for 3-4 minutes. After 3-4 minutes grate Paneer and add it in Mawa. Stir fry this Mawa-Paneer mix continuously.
Add sugar, cook till sugar dissolves and the mixture turns thick.
Add saffron in 1 tbsp milk and dissolve it then add it to the fried mixture. Cook till mixture dries or colour dissolve in milk, add to the mixture and fry.
Put in the chopped cashew nuts and mix. After cooling take little amount of mixture in hand and shape them into round Ladoos then place these on a plate.
Stick chopped pistachios and Elaichi on the Ladoos.
Malai Laddoo can be prepared at home and can also be seen at various sweet shops round the year. This is an ideal sweet to serve the guests at any festival like Diwali
, wedding etc. Besides festivals, it can also be served to the guests to sweeten their mouth after a meal when invited in a formal get-together party.