LADDU (from the original 1973 HARE KRISHNA Cookbook)

1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sifted chick-pea flour
2 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar
1 1/3 cups dry shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds (unsalted)
Melt butter in frying pan. Slowly add sifted chick­ pea flour. Stir continually until chick-pea flour is roasted and turns a bit darker. Add coconut and ‘stir a bit longer, then add sifted confectioner’s sugar gradually and mix in thoroughly, crushing lumps with a spoon. Remove from heat and cool until it can be handled comfortably. Squeeze into round balls about 1″ in diameter.
( 1/4 t. cinnamon or nutmeg can be added for variation)

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