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Jan 16, 2009

Besan-Coconut Laddu – For A ‘Happy Birthday’

Yes, a very happy birthday! But not for me, for my dear blog who will turn a year old tomorrow (17th January). I can’t wait till tomorrow, so celebrating the happy occasion today itself. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BLOG!

My journey so far has been amazing and exhilarating. I have made so many experiments in food than before and learned so many different cuisines along the way! Initially I started the blog with an intention of sharing the recipes of pickles and spice powders, but couldn’t resist myself to just one or two categories. So my blog cherished so many different recipes. My family has been so supportive all the time and I hope it continues. They are the best critics of all my food experiments! I would like to thank my dear hubby for being so supportive and helping me so much with the pictures.

When I started the blog, I just had a few friends, but now I have a big family of friends! I am blessed with so many friends who have been giving me tremendous support and inspiration. They have been so kind in showering me with many awards and prizes! Thank you dear friends and dear readers for visiting and encouraging me all the time! I also wish to thank all the blogs (I can’t list all of them, as there are many) for being inspirational to me with amazing pictures and yummy creations!

I am so happy that I entered the beautiful world of blogging or else I wouldn’t have made so many amazing friends and learn so many new things! I wish to celebrate this happiest occasion with a delicious sweet! Actually I made it for Sankranthi, but thought it would be perfect for the birthday celebration. :)

Ingredients: (Makes 10 medium Laddus)

  • 1 cup Chickpea Flour (Senagapindi, Besan)
  • ½ cup Coconut, desiccated
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 tsp Ghee
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • Some Raisins
  • Some Cashews, roasted
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Seeds


Pour 2 tsp of ghee in a non-stick pan. When it melts, add cardamom seeds and fry for a little while (2 sec). Then add besan and stir until it loses the raw smell.

Later add coconut along with sugar and stir for some time. Keep the flame on low. Be careful not to burn the besan mixture. Stir continuously. Add rest of the ghee and mix well.

Finally add raisins and cashews and stir again. Pour the milk and stir faster so that no lumps are formed.

Switch off the flame and roll into balls when the mixture is still warm. Don’t let the mixture cool down to roll the laddus, as it tend to become dry very soon.

Leave the balls on a plate for some time to dry and store in an airtight container.

This is my contribution for the following events:

  1. "Festive Food: Makar Sankranti" event hosted by Priti.

  2. FIC: Yellow” event hosted by Sunshinemom of Tongue Ticklers.


Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

happy birthday to ur blog...........lovely laddus.....wish to gv more yummy recipes

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Happy B'day to you Telugu ruchi in advance..... Laddu treat is a yummy way to celebrate...

sra said... [Reply]

Happy blog birthday! May you have many many more, with apple laddus and cranberry what nots, and continue to amaze us with your creative confections!

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Happy Birthday to you blog, lovely laddus...perfect for the event :)

FH said... [Reply]

Happy happy blog birthday. One year is special indeed. Enjoy blogging for years to come. Besan laddus are mouthwatering! :))

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Happy Anniversary Uma..my hearty wishes for the first year, wishing u more n more in future also creative dishes n delicious entries...Besan Coconut laddus looks really prefect to celebrate this wonderful day..

Divya Kudua said... [Reply]

Happy birthday dear blog...perfect sweet dish to celebrate the blog-iversary..I love besan laddoos!!

Unknown said... [Reply]

Hapy blogversary...hope to see more of your interesting creations..
Rava coocnut ladoo looks yumm..

Meera said... [Reply]

Happy Birthday to your blog and bestest wishes to you!!:-D

Hugs, Meera

Sangeeth said... [Reply]

Many more Happy returns dear Uma...and many many more to come...You are one of the loveliest person I have met through blogging. You rock! Keep up the great work dear....

Ashwini said... [Reply]

Happy firsy anniversary .. Keep on blogging thru the coming years.. Yummy Besan Ladoo

Finla said... [Reply]

Happy birthday to your wonderful blog.
Wishing you many more happy cooking here.

Pallavi said... [Reply]

Happy Birthday!! The besan laddus looks great.

Sunshinemom said... [Reply]

We are almost twins, Uma:) Happy Blog anniversary! Thank you for the tasty laddoos and hope you stay around for a long long time, and I keep seeing your tasty dishes coming in all the time!

Archy said... [Reply]

Congrats on ur 1st b'day of Essence of Andra.. Ladoo looks so nice an yum !!

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Happy Birthday to ur blog :)) and ladu looks mouth-drooling!!!

Cham said... [Reply]

Happy Birthday to Teluguruchi :)Happy to know you through this blog and even meet you! Wish you many more yummilicious creations for many more years Uma!

karuna said... [Reply]

oooooo besan ladoooos look mouthwatering. I tried making them for diwali and they turned out to be burfis instead. will follow ure proportions and make them again

Unknown said... [Reply]

yummy ladoos..and Hearty bday wishes to teluguruchi :)

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Happy birthday to your blog! My Best wishes to post a million recipes.
Happy cooking! Enjoy!

Laavanya said... [Reply]

That's a tasty & sweet way to celebrate your blog-birthday Uma.. Congratulations and looking fwd to many more delicious years.

Daily Meals said... [Reply]

Hi Uma! Happy Birthday! Waiting for some more tasty recipes from your blog dear...Laddus look delicious...

Yasmeen said... [Reply]

Happy Blog Birthday,laddus are just right for your sweet blog anniversary.Nice knowing you Uma:)

sriharivatsan said... [Reply]

Happy Bday to your blog...Laddus are perfect and looking delicious..

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

already 1 year? congrats girl, Happy Birthday to your blog, laddoos are perfect for the occassion

suvi said... [Reply]

Uma, my first time here...happy birthday to your blog! I have just stepped into the world of blogs and I am already starting to feel the warmth and friendship from fellow bloggers! BTW, are those your two little girls on the profile pic? They are adorable :)

Rupa said... [Reply]

First time here..Besan laddus looks perfect..

KonkaniBlogger said... [Reply]

Happy Birthday to your blog Uma! Have seen some great and innovative recipes from you this year and hope to see many more through the coming years :)..

Unknown said... [Reply]

Teluguruchi ki janamadina subhakankshalu ummmm laddulu noru uristunnayi uma yilage yenno pandugalu jarupukoni maku kota kota vantalu marenno andivvalani asistunnamu.

Mrs.Kannan said... [Reply]

a very happy birthday to telugu ruchi...lovely ladoos.

Raks said... [Reply]

New to me,mouthwatering Uma!

Jaya M said... [Reply]

wish you all the best things in life ....and also congratulations on completing a year in blogging world..
ladoos looks so delicious ,ready to be eaten ...LOL..
Your Avatar is even more cute , are they your daughters?
hugs and smiles

notyet100 said... [Reply]

hppy blog birthday,..nd wish u mny more to come,..ladoos look perfect,.:-)

Malar Gandhi said... [Reply]

Laddu is very inviting...

vidhas said... [Reply]

Happy Birthday blog. Uma you have celebrated your blog's birthday with a wonderful sweet. Adding coconut to besan laddu is new to me. Looks delicious.

Jaishree Iyer said... [Reply]

Happy birthday to ur blog.Ladoos looks delicious N inviting uma:)

shaikh said... [Reply]

happy birthday blog. keep it up good work in future also. thanks

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Happy birthday to your blog. Lovely ladoos.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

These are just gorgeous! I have had besan laddoo but never with coconut. I can alsmost taste it. I just posted besan barfi, & i wish i saw this before I made mine. i would have definitely added coconut to mine. next time:-)
Thanks a lot!
& Happy 1st Birthday!

Premyscakes said... [Reply]

Happy birthday to your yummy blog. The best post on your blog b'day, they looks so sweet.

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

lovely laddus.. perfect way to celebrate. and low in fat too . all the more better. will try it.

CurryLeaf said... [Reply]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TELUGURUCHI.You have a wonderful blog and wishing you many many more year of happy blogging.Love the laddoos.Enjoy

Vani said... [Reply]

Congratulations and looking forward to celebrate many many more blogiversaries, Uma!

Indian Khana said... [Reply]

Congrats dear...wish many many more years to your blog...ladoo looking yummy...wonderful way to celebrate.

jayasree said... [Reply]

Happy blog anniversary Uma. May you have many more years of happy blogging.
Mouthwatering laddus..

Usha said... [Reply]

Congratulations on completing a year of blogging, Uma, looking forward to many more posts in the years to come...besan coconut ladoo looks delicious and a great way to celebrate your blog birthday :-)

Dori said... [Reply]

Happy Belated Birthday to your blog! These look and sound so delicious, I have bookmarked them and plan on making them this weekend!

Kalai said... [Reply]

Congrats on your blog's first birthday! Wish you all the best for many more years of delicious blogging! :)

Dori said... [Reply]

I made these and they were perfect! I took some to work and shared and everyone loved them!

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