Peanut Laddoo

Peanut laddoo

Peanut Laddoo

2 cups raw peanuts
¾ cup grated jaggery
3-4 green cardamoms

Dry roast peanuts in a thick bottom pan on medium flame for 10-15 mins.
To see if it’s ready, take a peanut and squeeze between your fingers, if the skin slides off, they are done.
Put it on a towel and rub them with the other end of towel. This way skin comes off easily.
Powder them in a food processor or grinder along with the cardamoms. (pulse). Take care not to make it paste. (Don’t cool the peanuts).
Transfer to a bowl. Add grated jaggery and mix well.
Knead a few times and make small balls.
If the mixture becomes cold, slightly warm in microwave and continue to make laddoos.
Enjoy oil less and sugarless laddoos!!

Its better to buy raw peanuts and roast them rather than buy roasted peanuts.
Jaggery can be powdered in the grinder as well.

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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Marble Loaf

Peanut butter chocolate loaf

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Marble Loaf

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ cups sugar
½ cup butter (or olive oil)
½ cup peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs
1 ½ cups milk
3tbsp coco powder

½ cup icing sugar
1 tbsp water

Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
In a larger bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time and add peanut butter and beat well.
(If you are using oil, beat oil, sugar and peanut butter until well mixed and then add eggs one at a time)
Add flour and mix.
Stir in milk and mix well.
Add cocoa powder in another bowl and add 3 tbsp warm water and make a paste.
Transfer half of the cake batter to this and mix well.
Take a parchment lined loaf tin. Spread a thin layer of chocolate batter.
Carefully spread plain batter on top.
Repeat layers till both batter is used up.
Bake in a preheated oven at 150 degree Celsius for approx. 40-45 mins or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Cool cake in the pan for 10 mins and transfer to a rack to cool.
Mix icing sugar with water and brush all over the warm cake.
Let cool completely.
Slice and serve.

Using butter will result in prominent marble design.
Oil is more healthy, but the design will get mixed up as the batter will be little runny.

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