Ingredients (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
1 cup whole wheat flour, 120 grams whole wheat flour/atta
⅓ cup sugar or organic unrefined cane sugar (60 grams), powdered or ⅓ cup + 1 to 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, 60 grams
⅓ cup ghee/clarified butter at room temperature or 65 grams
1 tablespoon raisins, optional
how to make the recipe:
take ⅓ cup sugar in a dry grinder or a small blender.
grind to a fine powder and keep aside.
roasting atta or whole wheat flour:
take 1 cup whole wheat flour/atta in a kadai or a thick bottomed broad pan.
keep the pan on a low flame or sim and begin to roast the whole wheat flour.
you have to stir often while roasting the flour so that there is even roasting and browning.
roast till the color changes and you get nutty aroma from the whole wheat flour. about 7 to 10 minutes on a low flame. timing will vary with the material, size and thickness of the pan.
then add ⅓ cup ghee in the flour.
begin to mix very well.
keep on stirring and roasting this mixture for 3 to 5 minutes more. again here timing will vary with the material, size and thickness of the pan.
do check the taste of the whole wheat flour and it should feel cooked. there should be no rawness in the taste.
Preparing atta ladoos:
switch off the flame. keep the pan down and add the powdered sugar.
add raisins and mix very well with a spoon or spatula.
break the sugar lumps if any in the ladoo mixture. the ladoos mixture has to be mixed very well.
when the mixture is still hot and the heat is tolerable to you, take a heaped size portion of it in a spoon.
use this portion to shape in to ladoos. the heat should be tolerable. if the heat is not tolerable, then wait for some minutes. don't burn your hands.
make medium sized ladoos from this whole mixture. in case, you are not able to form ladoos, then add a few teaspoons more of the ghee. mix well and then continue to shape the ladoos.
once done, store them in an air-tight box or jar. in the cold months, these stay good for a month. but in hot weather, do refrigerate. serve atta ladoos when required.