the ghee or oil in a frying pan and stir fry the flour and coconut until
golden brown. Add the rest of the ingredients, heat thoroughly and add
a little water until the mixture becomes sticky and form it into laddus
(medium size balls, see picture).
Laddus are prepared
for festivals like weddings but mostly for the festival Diwali, which
is celebrated in October or
Diwali is a Hindu harvest festival, but is now celebrated as a national
Indian festival and even all over the world.
October is Teachers'
Day in Pakistan,
and accidentally also World Teachers' Day. Many countries celebrate
this day after UNESCO had officially recognized the importance of
Click on culinary calendar for more
links between cooking and worldwide celebration.
Put flour, 100 gram
sugar, butter, eggs, cacao and cinnamon together and beat this mixture
for 5 minutes, using an electrical mixer. Pour the batter in a form.
Heat this for 18 minutes in the microwave at 300 Watt or au bain marie
for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. In the meantime, heat the remaining
sugar in a frying pan until it becomes golden brown, add the cream and
heat, whole stirring, until all caramel has dissolved. Serve the pudding
with the caramel sauce.