Today I am going to share with you a very easy and also a very healthy snack for kids which does not have white sugar or maida in it. You can also prepare this easy recipe for Diwali. Today we will learn how to make poha laddus following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Dry roast poha a little or until it is hot to touch. Do not over roast or brown it. After it cools a little, grind it to a fine powder and keep it aside.
Heat a tbsp of ghee and fry cashew nuts first. When it starts changing color, add raisins and fry a little. When it puffs up switch off the flame. Alternatively you can fry cashew nuts and raisins separately.
Grind nattu sakkarai to a fine powder. When you add nattu sakkarai, you do not need much ghee as there is some moisture in nattu sakkarai itself. (If you are particular about the color of the laddu, you can add sugar, but if you are conscious of your health and your kid's health, it is advisable to use natural unrefined cane sugar.)
Now keep everything ready - Ground poha, hot ghee (I have kept it in a bowl of hot water), natural unrefined sugar, cardamom powder, cashew nuts and raisins fried in ghee.
In a bowl, mix together, ground poha, nattu sakkarai, cardamom powder, cashew nuts and raisins along with that 1 tbsp of ghee.
Mix everything first. Then add more ghee little at a time. When you are able to make laddus out of the mixture, stop adding ghee. Grease you hands if required with ghee and make laddus from the mixture.
Delicious and healthy Aval laddu is ready. You can prepare this for festivals, pack it in your kid's snack box or give them when they come back tired from school.
I have been getting request for healthy snacks recipes for kids.All sundals are very healthy and can be given to kids as snacks in the evening. I have just listed a few healthy and traditional snacks which are not deep fried, does not contain white sugar, all purpose flour, preservatives or any artificial coloring agents. Perfect and healthy snacks for kids and adults.
Moong dal Laddu
Dry fruits and nuts laddus
Kara pori (spiced puffed rice)
Paneer Tikka (oven and stove top method)
Sesame seed balls
Puffed rice balls
Do not miss to check out my collection of over 50 Diwali Sweets and Snacks or click the picture below to take you to Diwali recipes page. Wish you all a very Happy Diwali!!
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