Sunday, June 16, 2013

Dry Fruit Laddus-Dry Fruit and Nut Laddus-Healthy Snack Recipe

Dry Fruit Laddus are healthy, delicious and guilt free snacks. They are good not only for kids but also for adults.These healthy power packed snack does not have any unhealthy ingredients like sugar or preservatives or artificial food colors. The good thing is that they are so easy to prepare. You can give these laddus to kids after they return from school or even pack them in their snack box. Stock healthy snack like these at home instead of potato chips or cookies and keep them easily accessible to kids. I always feel that it is the duty of parents to teach healthy eating habits to kids when they are young so that they will maintain a healthy lifestyle when they grow into adults. Today we will learn how to make Dry fruit and nut laddus following our easy recipe.

Dry Fruit Laddus
Dry fruit and Nut Laddus rolled in roasted sesame seeds 
How to make Dates and Nut Laddus

Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - under - 15 mins
Yields - 34 laddus

Ingredients needed

Dates - 500 grams
Raisins - 1/4 cup
Honey - 2 tsp
Ghee - 2-3 tsp

Nuts

Almonds - 1/4 cup
Pistachio -1/4 cup
Walnuts - 1/4 cup
Cashew nuts - 1/4 cup

For rolling the laddus

Roasted sesame seeds as required - Roast sesame seed in low flame until it splutters. Switch off and leave it to cool.

Preparation

Roast all the nuts separately in low or medium flame. Cool it and then ground it together a little coarse.(ground it in a mixie for 2-3 seconds and then smash it using a rolling pin. In the way the laddus are more delicious as you get to bite small bits of nuts while eating the laddus)

Heat a tsp of ghee and saute the raisins until they slightly puff up.

Buy dates which are soft and a bit sticky. I used Lion Dessert King. Remove the seeds from the dates and grind it coarsely. Keep it aside.

How to make dry fruit laddus

Method 

Heat 2 tsp of ghee and saute the dates in low flame. Add honey, mix well and saute until the dates become soft. (look at the texture of the dates in the picture below)

Add the ground nuts, raisins and mix well.

dates laddu preparation

Grease your hands with ghee and make small balls when the mixture is warm.

dates and nuts laddu

Roll the balls in roasted sesame seeds or dedicated coconut. (I prefer roasted sesame seeds).

Store these balls in an air tight container and enjoy it. This laddu stays good for more than 10 days at room temperature if handled properly.

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14 comments:

  1. These looks yumm. I always make them since its very healthy

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  2. Healthy n tasty laddu's. The sesame seed topping on the laddu looks awesome!!

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  3. wonderful recipe, love the nuts combo n honey addition here :-)

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  4. Very tempting n interesting... Just love it...

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  5. tempting ... healthy laddoos..

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  6. Lovely lovely laddoos, very healthy too. Nice combo with honey.

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  7. Simple, healthy & a different recipe.. Very tempting looking perfect ladoos :)

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  8. these ladoos looks tempting and I am on my way on preparing these for my little ones. BTW, whats the shelf life of these ladoos? do we need to refrigerate these after couple of days?

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  9. If you prepare it carefully and handle it properly (for eg you should not use wet ladle or kadai or touch the ladoo with your hands) It can be kept at room temperature for a week. For me it lasted only for 5-6 days, so not sure if it will stay good for more than a week.

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  10. it's just amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i made this dish for my school culturals & i won the 1st place.& all the teachers loved it.

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  11. hi padhu iam shami i love all ur receipes and ur diwali sweets are yummy iam going to try it one by one lovely laddus

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  12. Thanks for the recipie.. its healthy n tempting..! I often prepare dry fruit laddoos.. the only diff I make is that I add khoya. It add little cal to the dessert but its very yummy..!

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