Do you dream? Ok, I was specifically asking about dreams in sleep, because I know we all tend to day dream a lot ;) So, tell me do you believe dreams are signs?

I do dream a lot in my sleep. Sometimes they are happy, sometimes it's scary. Most of the time I remember clearly about the dream. I've noticed something… my dreams are very much influenced by my state of mind when I go to sleep. If I go to sleep in a good frame of mind, I end up having funny or happy dreams and vice versa. Jose used to say that at times I even giggle non stop in my sleep. I didn't believe him, so he recorded it one time to show me ;)

I also have lots of weird dreams which doesn't make any sense at all. Here's a sample one… I started the dream with Jose, his mom and me having a tea time chat. We are just chatting in general, after a few minutes, we are still chatting, but instead of Jose and his mom, I see Mohanlal and Kaviyoor Ponnamma (the actress who usually plays Mohanlal's mom in movies) in their place! The conversation still continued in full swing and I didnt feel anything abnormal about it, strange right? Well let's forget the fact that I used to be a biiiigggg Mohanlal fan during my childhood and wanted to marry him, but it didnt make any sense now…  because these days I dont mind marrying Ranbir Kapoor ;)  God help me!

Though I dream very often, food dreams are a rarity. So the other day I was a bit confused when I got up from my afternoon nap, nibbling something and wiping my hands on the dress. I almost felt the taste of the crumbs in my mouth and was dusting the powdered crumbs from my hand. It felt so real! I was eating maladu in my dream!

When I was truly awake, I wanted to have maladu. I was thinking, what caused this sudden craving for maladu. The culprit is my Facebook news feed. These days, most of my FB updates are about Diwali sweets!

Maladu is one of my fav sweets. Though Laddus are very common in Bakeries, Maladu is not so common. It's available only in select shops. Whenever I go to Cochin, I make sure to get a bag full of these and have it till I become sick of it! Though I rarely act upon any of my dreams (coming to think of it,if I start acting on my dreams, I'm sure Jose will chuck me out soon ;)) made an exception for this one and ended up with this Maladu.

If you've already tried Maladu, I'm sure you are in love with it. If you haven't tried it yet, please do try, I'm sure you wont be disappointed!

I got the recipe from Renu's blog. It was her pic of Maladu that made me drooling in my sleep ;)

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24 thoughts on “Maladu”

  1. where is the recipe? I keep seeing a click here for recipe and click here for more recipe links but i am unable to find the recipe for maladu

    • Hi,

      Sorry for the confusion. There was a mistake on the backend, I’ve corrected it now. Thanks for letting me know about it. Please click on the link given to see the recipe.


  2. I’ve never eaten Maladu before, so didnt know what to expect. Made them the other day…absolutely delicious…and so easy to make. you’ve written it serves 5-6 people…2 or 3 is more like it, if its people like me…I had no peace till the plate was empty and then sat down for a guilt trip and new resolutions ;-)

    • Hi Julie,

      So happy to see your comment :) Maladu, is one of my fav sweets and I can very much relate to your situation. If it’s something that I like, then I also dont have peace of mind until it’s over ;) Thanks a lot for trying out this recipe and also for sharing your feedback with me.

      Wish you a very happy New Year!


  3. hi maria!! Thank you for your recipes.I am having fun with it these days.your way of presentation is too good. keep posting!!!!
    God Bless

  4. HI Maria,

    This became a life saver recipe for me yest, since my son asked for Laddoo, inspired by Chota Bheem and i didnt had any clue on laddoos… and thought of trying this… my son ate 4 laddoo at once. so the result was passed with first class :D
    only change i felt from the recipe was the amount of ghee. i almost end up using 3/4 th cup of ghee for 1 cup dal. but the result is ultimately yummyyyyyyyy…………….

    thanks a lot

    • Hi Deepthi,

      I was so happy to read your comment :) So chota bheem inspired you to make laddus, eh? Even my nephews are big fans of chota bheem.

      I’m not sure why you had to use more ghee, I think the dal might have absorbed it…


  5. thank u maria.. it was fun reading that post.. i thought i was teh only one who had malayalam film actors coming in my dreams… somtimes its like am watching a movie in sleep… i m glad there is someone else like that …these ladoos are very yummy , arent they addictive too… ??thank u for that backlink and also am very happy that my pics got u drooling…:)

  6. Dear Maria
    Your recipes are awesome.
    Please could you let me know if roast gram dal is the same as chana dal.
    Looking forward to try more of your diwali recipes.

  7. Hi Maria,
    ur scrambled egg curry was a hit with my family. Tks 4 ur wonderful recipes. Regarding maladu, do I have 2 add ghee when its still very hot or can I wait 4 sometime after melting the ghee? Pl do explain the contents of ur garam masala 4 the beef fry too.

    • Thank you Saira :) You can add ghee when it’s cooled a bit, so that you can handle it easily with your hands.

      Saira, I dont have any specific measurements for homemade garam masala. I’ll try to post the recipe when I make the next batch :)


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