Maladu could be that far-flung cousin of the ubiquitous laddu, who insists on being different! With the softest of texture, it is a delight to be served during festivals.
500g roasted gram
750g powdered sugar
½ tsp cardamom powder
50g cashew fried in ghee
Finely grind roasted gram and sugar separately.
Mix the two and add cardamom powder and fried cashew into it.
Mix well. Melt ghee and add to the mixture.
Roll into lemon-sized balls.
(From the kitchen of Sankar and Bros Catering Service, Kottayam)