Cardamom Rose Laddhu
By Radha Schwaller, inspired by traditional Indian dessert
These divine little treats melt in your mouth. They hold the energy of nourishment and softness. They beg to be accompanied by a warm cup of home made chai. The cardamom is added to help digest and assimilate the sugars, the rose to open and soften the heart. Roses are also anti inflammatory and alkaline. These are traditionally enjoyed at the end of a spiritual ceremony called a Puja. They are placed on the altar to absorb the high vibrations and after all of the chanting is over, incense is burned and offerings have been made, they are consumed by the attendees to ground them and take home a bit of the high vibration in their tummies.
Sattva is one of the three gunas, a quality of nature. Sattva's quality is pure, illuminating, intelligent, creative and compassionate.
Makes 3 dozen or so
¾ cup Cultured Ghee
2 cups chickpea flour
½ cup ground almonds
2 cups powdered organic sugar or your choice of sugar blended in a blender
to a fine powder
½ tsp cardamom powder
½ tsp rose powder (I buy whole organic rose buds or petals and grind them up in the "coffee" grinder)
dried organic rose petals as garnish
Melt ghee in sauce pan or large cast iron pan. Add the chickpea flour and
cook over low heat, siring constantly for 20-40 minutes, until slightly
Remove from heat. Stir in nuts, sugar, rose and cardamom. When cool
enough to handle, roll into 1 inch balls. The balls will barley hold together.
Do not wait for mixture to cool to make balls. Sprinkle rose petals on top!
Enjoy the bliss!!