Potukadalai maav(Fried gram flour/Besan) - 2 cups
Sugar (powdered) - 1 1/2 cup(according to ur taste)
Elakka powder(Cardamom powder ) - 1 tspn
Ghee - 1 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup (optional)
For Sugar powder - take 1 1/2 cups of sugar and powder it in mixie finely.
In a kadai put potukadalai maav, sugar powder and elakka powder mix well.
In a pan heat the ghee in low flame and add to this mixture little by little and make lemon size balls carefully.
If you do not wish to add ghee you can add little ghee and little milk and make balls. If you do with milk it has to consumed soon cannot be stored for long.
For garnishing you can press small piece of badam or cashew(optional).
Easy and tasty Maaladu is ready to serve.