Ganesh Chaturthi Special

by Sanjeev Kapoor

The festive season has barely begun and we already dread having to eat the usual run off the mill mithais. This Ganesh Chaturthi we came up with some delicious recipes using ingredients you never imagined in a laddoo. Go ahead, give it a try – you will be thanking us later.


Paneer pethe ke laddoo

This laddoo is testimony to why paneer is always a good idea – even in a dessert. Crumbled paneer and sweet petha, flavoured with green cardammon shaped into laddoos and coated in white chocolate. Insert a Popsicle stick in each laddoo and these become delicious choco pops which your kids are going to gorge over.


Sugar Free Oatmeal Laddoos

Amidst the calorie laden mithai and farsan this laddoo is something you can eat with much lesser guilt. Oats, dry fruits, nuts and desi ghee – all ingredients that are good for you rolled into gorgeous laddoos. A hint of khoya adds a bit of richness to this otherwise super healthy recipe.


Motichoor laddoo Fritters

Motichoor laddoos are brilliant, but you know what could make them even better? Frying them! Batter frying motichoor laddoos makes them a complete party for your tastebuds. The fabulousness of the crunchy exterior and melt in the mouth sweetness inside will make you wonder why you didn’t think of something as brilliant as this!


Banana Laddoos

A mixture of ghee, desiccated coconut and mashed ripe bananas cooked with a slightest hint of sugar – till the mixture becomes dough like in consistency. This is then shaped like a laddoo, rolled in sesame seeds or cocoa and served as one of the coolest mithais of the festive season. You can go one step ahead and stuff these with your favourite dry fruits – pistachios and walnuts work well in adding some crunch to the soft laddoos.


Peanut butter chocolate = best laddoos

The sweet salty combination of peanut butter and chocolate is what the best dreams are made of. Oats, chocolate, peanut butter and roasted almonds mixed together, shaped into laddoos and then coated with white sesame seeds. Each bite of this laddoo will make you to dig into another one – that’s how good and addictive they are. Also give you enough energy to go pandal hopping.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.