Twinkle Khanna’s Song For Ladoos Is So Relatable, We Are Craving These Winter Ladoos Now
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Twinkle Khanna is perhaps one of the most hilarious relatable Bollywood celebrities on social media right now. With over 6.3 million followers on Instagram, Twinkle Khanna knows how to keep her feed lively with her tongue-in-cheek humour. In her signature style, Twinkle Khanna came up with her own rendition of a popular 90’s song, ‘Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Paagal Hai’ from the Sanjay Dutt-Salman Khan starrer ‘Saajan’ for her latest Instagram post, and can you guess who/what did she dedicate her song to? Ladoos. That’s right. In a video posted by the 47-year-old actor on Thursday, she could be seen holding a mug of tea, while humming the tunes of the classic song, until she improvises and tweaks a line to “...par saamne jab tum aate ho, kuch bhi khaane se darta hai (whenever you are in close, I fear eating you)”. At this point, the camera pans to a plate of fresh ladoos.

“To eat, or not to eat that is a question that Hamlet did not have to grapple with as no one offered him laddoos for breakfast”, she wrote in her caption.  

She also had a creative solution to keep the cravings at bay, “keep my mouth so busy with my off-key singing that the urge and a few ears, collapse quickly in a disgruntled heap”. To be fair to her, we quite enjoyed the song, but she did happen to trigger our ladoo cravings too.  

Winter in India are incomplete without ladoos. Back in the day, they weren’t just delicacies but also a means to ward off cold and keep you warm and immune to seasonal ailments. Ingredients like edible gum, nuts, ghee, and hot spices would be added to make the ladoo incredibly healthy and nutritious. The only catch would be, to practice moderation. A few could do wonders, but a few more could wreak havoc. Here are three winter ladoos we are definitely making soon.  

1. Gondh Ke Ladoo

‘Gondh’ is a Hindi word for gum. The gum used in this ladoo is actually edible gum. This gum is a combination of ghee, nuts and besan makes one healthy super healthy ladoo that does not only keep you warm and energized, but it can also boost strength in new mothers.  

2. Panjiri Ladoo

Panjiri is a powdered, crumbly mixture of atta, ghee, raisins, khus khus (poppy seeds), cashews, sonth, ajwain, walnuts etc. It is India’s beloved winter staple, as it helps keep you immune from seasonal cold, cough and flue while keep you full and energised. When the same mixture is shaped as ladoos, they are known as Panjiri Ladoos.  

3. Carrot Ladoo

Why settle for gajar ka halwa, when you can go a step ahead and use the grated carrots, sugar, ghee, nuts and more to make delectable carrot ladoo. It is easy, loaded and a crowd-favourite too. Garnish it with chopped pistachios and you have a vibrant winter treat right in front of you.