I wanted to start this blog off with (one of my) favorite desserts growing up.
In South Canara (Karnataka) Konkani it is called "choormundo" while in North Canara Konkani it is called "Goli." Because of my lack of sufficient Konkani knowledge when I was first introduced to it, I christened it "Pusuk" laddoo because of its tendency to just collapse. Pusuk is a word in Konkani which means, you guessed it, collapse/collapsed/collapsible.
To make 8-10 Laddoos
Whole Wheat flour : 1 Cup
Powdered Sugar : 1/2- 3/4 Cup
Clarified Butter (Ghee) : 2 Tbsp
Cardamom (green) - 2 powdered
In a deep pan, add the Ghee. Allow it to melt. Then add the wheat flour and roast/fry it until it is brownish (not so much that its burnt, but just enough so you know its not doughy. I can tell by the color change and by tasting it).
Important: Allow it to cool. Then add the powdered sugar and powdered cardamom and mix thoroughly.
Finally--the hardest part--is to make the round balls/laddoos. There is a technique involved and I've videotaped my mom doing it. [Ignore the noise in the background].