Dussehra Special: Indulge Your Sweet Tooth With Traditional Sathu Pindi Ladoos
There are only a few days left until the town turns red with the celebratory lights and vibes. Vijayadashmi or Dussehra, as it is popularly known in the Telugu-speaking states, is an occasion of utmost importance. From cleaning up the surrounding and selves to praying to books and tools, this festival is believed to bring fortune. The ladies get busy decorating their Bathukamma and preparing special items to treat their families. While we’re talking about special items during Vijayadashmi, let’s not forget the star of the festivities – the sweet dessert with a healthy twist – Sathu Pindi.
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Without any further ado, here’s what you need to make Sathu Pindi Ladoos – split chickpeas, corn kernels, sesame seeds, cardamom powder and some fresh ghee. (In Telugu: Chanaga Pappu, Mokkajonna ginjalu, Nuvvulu, elakula powder and naiyyi.)
First, place a large cooking bowl on the stove and keep the flame on medium-high. Then, add some fresh ghee to the vessel and wait until it turns a little hot. Now, add the corn kernels to the vessel and place a lid on top of it. To ensure that air isn’t released, place another vessel on the lid. In just a few minutes, you will hear the corn kernels turn into popcorn. But hey, hold up! That’s not our snack yet.
Once done, place the vessel with popcorn aside and take another cast iron kadhai and roast the sesame seeds slightly. Add the popcorn, roasted sesame seeds, split chickpeas and cardamom powder to a grinder. Grind the ingredients coarsely and take it all out in another plate. While the mixture is still warm, divide them into small and equal proportions and make small balls out of it.
And voila! Your simple traditional Sathu Pindi Ladoos are ready to be served, shared and enjoyed. While there’s still time for the festivities, catch up on these amazing Telugu films on ZEE5.