June 29, 2009

Vegan Brown Rice Tortilla Sweet balls (Laddu)

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Got very excited at the sight of brown rice tortillas. Rolls, wraps and a whole range of possibilities came rushing to my mind when I picked up a bag of these tortillas for the first time at my local health food store. They almost have a Indian chapathi look to it, with those little brown spots and beamed at me with a nice hearty look.
I cut them in half and then pieces to toast them in the oven, hence the half-moon look in the picture below.

Tortillas

Got home, opened the bag, tasted a little bit of the raw tortilla. Hmm, was not that impressed, I thought, maybe it would be better if I heated it a little. I was planning on making a egg salad wrap for breakfast this morning and lo and behold, there it was on block letters on the bag... that the product was gluten free and hence rolling them into anything would be quite a task. What it meant was that the thing broke at the slightest bend. Not a good start!
How disappointed I was :( But still I went ahead and toasted the tortilla on a griddle and served my egg salad on top. It really was not edible for me, ended up licking the egg salad clean, and the poor tortilla remained.

By that very afternoon, determined not to throw them away (I mean the rest of the tortillas, not the one I served the egg salad on!), came up with a sweet dish that could neutralize the slightly raw taste of these tortillas.
That was how these were conceptualized. They turned out beautifully just like I thought it would.
I surely go back for another bag of brown rice tortillas the next time. Just to make these sweet balls.
I think I will pass on making wraps with these unless I know really what to do with them.

I have been a tad busy with "stuff" and hence have not been able to visit other blogs regularly. But will be back after my long weekend holiday to see what you have been cooking. I hope you all have a fun Independence day long weekend, and enjoy the time with friends and family. See you soon with another recipe.

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Vegan Brown Rice Tortilla Sweet balls (Laddu)

Ingredients:

Vegan butter/Regular butter (for a non-vegan option) - 3 tbsp
Brown Rice Tortillas - 5
Oat Bran - 1/2 cup
Powdered Jaggery (Indian brown sugar) - 3 tbsp (or add more according to taste)
Broken Cashewnuts - 2 tbsp
Raisins - 2 tbsp
Cardamom - 1/2 tsp
Rice milk/Regular milk - 2 tbsp (adjust accordingly)

Method:

Break tortillas into pieces and toast them in a preheated 400F oven for about 20 min till crispy.

Powder it using a food processor/blender and set aside.

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Add cashews and raisins and heat it for about a minute or till nuts are golden.

To this, add the powdered tortilla, oat bran, jaggery, cardamom and mix well.

Microwave again for a minute.

Take it out, add milk one tsp at a time and mix. You should be able to form balls by pressing together in the palm of your hands. Press tightly.
Store at room temperature for a day or two. Or refrigerate for up to a week.

Yields - 16 small laddus

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61 comments:

  1. WWow ladoo looks fabulous divi. Do check my blog for FIL -3 event!

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  2. Very Creative and very brilliant idea of making out laddus Anu!

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  3. Very interesting recipe, i have made laddoos using roti and bhakri never would have thought of using tortillas, thanks for sharing!

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  4. very very creative dear..yummy

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  5. good idea..very similar to ladoos made with cooked rotis..

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  6. very much interesting recipe Anu...Looks perfect and yummy..

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  7. Looks so great ... good idea to make laddus with tortilla's ....

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  8. Wow great recipes i just love the presentation, its so tempting

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  9. A very clever idea as always Anu..Looks tempting.tortillas ? I am of your opinion too on Indian Chapathis..haha.
    Jus posted Rava Laddoo..
    Enjoy !!

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  10. Very interesting and unique laddoos. Loved reading your thought process.

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  11. enna ennamo panni kalakara po! looks too good.

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  12. That is an innovative and healthy creation Divya.

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  13. wow!! Grt recipe!
    Reminded me of my mom's laddoos that she used to make with rotis and ghee and gud!!

    I just loved this!

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  14. Ive never heard of these before :) They sound yummy!

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  15. Looks great and healthy.You have a great weekend too.

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  16. Wow! yummy yummy balls :)

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  17. What an idea madamji!!!

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  18. ummm,..u r so innovative,...;-)

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  19. Wow,love the idea.The laddoos look so different that one cannot think it is tortilla inside.

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  20. Interesting one Anu...looks good!

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  21. Awesome ladoos! How creative you are!

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  22. this is such an awesome way to use up those tortillas..i probably wouldve thrown them away if i had your experience :D good job, girl!

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  23. Really creative! I loved the idea... Great looking ladoos too!

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  24. Girl you do think of some original ideas!.. I had once heard of my sis in law mention that she churns up old rotis & gur in the blender to make ladoos. These looks so good, i could have some now.

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  25. great idea. I bought whole wheat tortillas with so much excitement and was so disappointed with the sweet taste in it. maybe i could try these with ww tortillas!

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  26. Very interesting recipe.. looks perfect and yummyy :)

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  27. Very creative. Looks yummy Anu.

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  28. Nice idea,am sure it wud have tasted great with jaggery in it:)

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  29. Nice way to stick the landing with what appeared to be a lost effort. I would of racked my brain for days trying to figure out how to use those things. I hate throwing stuff out :)

    Rice balls with sugar... simply delicious.

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  30. very creative...sounds great!!!

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  31. This laddoo s are some thing very new to me looks so yummy.

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  32. Great idea to use up those healthy tortillas Divya! Laddus have come out perfect and yummy :)

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  33. Love these one of a kind laddus,very creative (:

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  34. That is surely a very new combination of ingredients. You really think out of the box.

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  35. Really creative! But I wonder if we could make the laddoos using wheat flour instead of rotis and what the proportion would be. (you can tell that I am a novice since I asked this question!)
    have a good weekend and hope to 'see' you after that!

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  36. Wow, only you could have thought of making laddoos with tortillas, cool idea, looks inviting !

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  37. Wow, looks yummy! Kind of reminds me of the red rice ladoos my grandma used to make...

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  38. Nice one Anu...gud use of your tortillas :)

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  39. Hey

    I just chanced upon your blog-love it! Love these ladoos, will definitely try some of your recipes

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  40. looks enticing! good job on not wasting food....like me! ;p

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  41. Thats very innovative... Looks lovely! Gr8 idea!

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  42. wow indeed a creative recipe!! I was wondering if I can use any other type of tortilla? let me know.

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  43. dang! didn't know you could use tortillas for any that remotely resembled an Indian sweet, this is pretty neat:)

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  44. laddus with brown rice - so creative!

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  45. That is awesome and testament to what an excellent cook you are.

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  46. Looks great. Sounds new & interesting.

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  47. Hi Anu,
    Grreeat blog!!! very innovative!!! and creative!!!

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  48. the laddus look amazing. Have to try this one for sure!

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  49. I havent seen brown rice tortillas...but this is a very ingenious use for them!

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  50. next time I land up buying something thats a 'wrong number' I will ask you for some creative ideas!!! Laddus look tempting!

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  51. yummy blog! blogrollin u at mine :)

    swarskitchen.blogspot.com

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  52. You are super innovative...would've never thought laddoos with this...lovely blog..

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  53. Hello Divya,

    Pretty laddoos!! When I was a kid, I remember my mom making laddoos out of left over rotis (previous days), My task was to crumble the rotis and then mummy would mix some finely chopped jaggery and some melted ghee (some pista-elaichi powder if available) and make laddoos out of it. I used to LOVE them and used to wish we had leftover rotis everyday :-)

    Great recipe!

    -Purvi

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  54. wow the laddu looks very delicious .....

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  55. Looks tempting !!
    nice presentatin.

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  56. That is a great idea to convert those tortillas into laddus!

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  57. Heyy...got an award for you. Tortilla Laddoo, ur really creative.

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  58. That's an interesting use of tortillas. The laddoos look delicious, Divya.

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  59. This is one interesting recipe. Looks delicious.

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  60. Those tortillas look absolutely perfect. Oh my goodness!

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