Pottukadalai ladoo using jaggery makes a healthy snack.
Measure jaggery and add it in a pan, add water and dissolve it well.
Heat it up for 2 mins just for the jaggery to get dissolved.Strain to remove impurities.
Grease a plate with ghee and keep it ready.Heat jaggery syrup.
Heat until the syrup is thick.Consistency check : Keep a separate plate ready with little water.Take a drop of jaggery syrup and put it in water, it should stand firm and not dissolve as shown below and when you roll it should form a loose ball.This is the correct stage.
Now add fried gram dal to the syrup, mix well until the jaggery syrup is coated well.Switch off and spread the mixture on the ghee greased plate.
Break the bunches roughly.Cool down for 5 mins then transfer to mixer jar and grind it to a fine powder.Set aside.
Heat ghee in a pan, fry cashews until golden brown.
Now in a mixing bowl, add the powder along with ghee with cashews,cardamom powder.Mix well.
When its still warm shape them as ladoos. Store in airtight container and enjoy!