GOND LADDU- RECIPE:
Wheat flour- 1.5 cup; gond (edible gum)- 1 cup; powdered sugar- 2.5 cup; ghee- 1.5 cup; powdered cardamom – 1 tsp; choipped cashew nuts, almonds,pistachios-2 tbsp; poppy seeds 1 tbsp;
If the gond pieces are large, break them into small pieces. Heat ghee in a broad pan and deep-fry gond on medium heat, stirring all the time. Make sure every single piece of it is fried. It fluffs up to almond double within seconds. Take it off the ghee as soon as it fluffs up. Keep aside. After it cools, press with a rolling pin, making the gond finer in texture. Heat remaining ghee and fry flour until it is light brown and emits a roasted aroma. Ghee separates from the flour when it is ready. Turn the heat off. Add gond to flour and continue stirring. Add the rest of the ingrdiedients and mix well. Allow it to cool until it touched by hand comfortably. Take a small handful in your palm and roll them into balls or laddus . Store it in an airtight container.