Australian Deputy Prime Minister enjoying Ram Laddoos and Nimbu Pani
Written by Pakhi Ryori Updated: November 21, 2023
Recently, Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Richard Marles, visited India and tried interesting street foods like ram laddoos and nimbu pani in Delhi.
Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Richard Marles recently visited India for diplomatic purposes. Marles, who was in India briefly, made full use of his little trip by watching the World Cup semi-final match between India and Australia and attending political meetings. While in Delhi, Marls blasts the different street foods of the city just like a regular tourist.
During his visit to Delhi, Marles started his day by enjoying some Ram Laddoos from the streets of Delhi. One would think that Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister would not eat anything from street vendors. But Marls seems to have enjoyed his Ram Laddoos just as much as the rest of us. He enjoyed his Ram Ladoo topped with the perfect green chutney with grated radish. Ram ladoo is a patented Delhi street style snack that has been popular in the city for a very long time. You will find a lot of street vendors selling this very delicious snack on the roadsides of Delhi. Let’s see how you can prepare this easy recipe at home.
You don’t need a lot of ingredients to prepare this delicious meal at home. Although the word ladoo is associated with the dish, it is not sweet and salty. To prepare these delicious and refreshing ladoos at home, you need the following ingredients.
Ingredients for Ram Ladoo
* Half a teaspoon of chili powder
* 1 tablespoon green coriander
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* Soak the dal separately for 3-4 hours before using it to make your laddoos. Now remove the water from the completely soaked dal. Place the days in the grinder and grind it well until it turns into a thick paste.
* Now blend the ground lentil mixture properly until it is evenly distributed and becomes fluffy. The mixture will slowly change color from yellow to white. Also, it should be a little firm so that you can make round balls out of it. A simple way to check whether the mixture is the right consistency is to drop some of the mixture into water. If the mixture starts to float, then the consistency is correct.
*Now add some salt, chili powder and green coriander to the mixture. If you want to add some other spices, you can do so.
* Now in a frying pan, pour some vegetable oil. After the oil heats up, reduce the heat and put a tablespoon of the mixture in the hot oil. An additional tip for putting the mixture in the pan properly is to wet your fingers before taking the mixture in your hands. Place as many small balls as possible in the oil at once.
* Fry it in the pan until it turns golden. Now that you think your ladoo is cooked properly, take it out with the help of a strainer. Please spread absorbent paper on your plate before storing the stairs so that excess oil can be absorbed. Your laddoos are ready.
The green sauce recipe is very simple. The green chutney used to garnish ram ladoo is very similar to the one we make at home. To make screen sauce, all you have to do is put all the necessary ingredients like coriander leaves, mint leaves, mango powder, green chillies, ginger, onions, rocks, salt and some regular salt in a blender. Mix all this well in the grinder. Now garnish your Green Chutney on top of your Ram Laddoos with grated radish.
Another food or drink that the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia tried in New Delhi during his visit was New Delhi style nimbu chikanji. He also made the payment through India’s digital UPI system. Nimbu pani lemon soda or both are very popular in Delhi, especially during the scorching summer heat. You can easily try making everyday style Nimbu Pani recipe at home. Here is all you need to do.
To prepare Delhi style nimbu pani, all you have to do is squeeze a few lemons into a cup. Now add some sugar syrup to the lemon juice in the same cup. Now add soda water to the sugar and lemon juice mixture. If you don’t want to drink soda, you can use regular drinking water as well. Now add some regular salt, sea salt and black salt as per your preference. Your street style nimbu pani masala is ready.
Each of these recipes is very simple and easy to wake up to. The fact that Marls tried and loved them both is a testament to the fact that Delhi has a really strong street food game.