Dry Fruit Laddu/Date & Nut Laddu

Dry Fruit Laddus are very delicious and very nutritious and super quick to make. Dry fruit laddu is an instant and healthy laddu prepared with only dates and nuts without any sugar or jaggery. This healthy laddu does not require edible gum for bonding. Dry fruit laddu is usually prepared during festival season. These are rich in vitamins, minerals and ideal for calorie watchers. This is a favorite snack to my family!! Having 2 laddus with milk makes a good breakfast.

Poppy seeds used in this yummy snack gives a nice crunch and flavor along with nuts. I used medjool dates. They are very soft and moist, hence don’t have to press them. If you are using regular dates, knead them or press them well with rolling pin after chopping or grind.

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Making Dry Fruit Laddu

PREP TIME: 10 MINS  COOK TIME: 10 MINS  TOTAL TIME: 20 MINS  COURSE:DESSERTS CUISINE:INDIAN MAKES: 30 LADDUS

Ingredients

  • Dates – 2 cups
  • Almonds – 1/2 cup
  • Cashews – 1/2 cup
  • Pista – 1/4 cup
  • walnuts – 1/4 cup
  • Pecans – 1/4 cup
  • Poppy seeds – 2 tsp
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp

Instructions

  1. Chop almonds, cashews, pista, pecans, walnuts or use food processor to chop(don’t grind to powder) to speedup the process.
  2. Add little ghee to a pan, on a medium flame roast all but each type of nuts separately until slightly aromatic and keep aside in a plate.
  3. Remove the seed from medjool dates and chop them.
  4. Heat the same pan add poppy seeds, roast them a few seconds till sputtering. Add chopped dates and stir them until slightly hot. Add all nuts and mix really well. Turn off the stove. Let the mixture cool down for 10 mins.
  5. Mix well once with hand, grease your hand with little ghee, take a small portion of the prepared mixture, start making laddus, gently shape them.
  6. Enjoy the nutritious laddus any time of the day. They will be good for a few days.

Tips

  1. You can add more types of seeds or nuts like pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds and also can add chia seeds for nice crunch. Roast them as well and adjust dates quantity according to that.
  2. If you are not using medjool dates, knead them or press them with rolling pin or grind after chopping the dates. Then add them to pan to heat up.
  3. After the dates got heated up you may add honey to make it more easier and juicier to help mix with nuts.

step by step photo instructions

  1. Chop almonds, cashews, pista, pecans, walnuts or use food processor to chop(don’t grind to powder) to speedup the process.

2. Take a pan with a little ghee, on a medium flame roast all but each type of nuts separately until slightly aromatic and keep aside in a plate.

3. Remove the seed from medjool dates and chop them.

4. Heat the same pan add a tsp of ghee, poppy seeds, roast them a few seconds till sputtering. Add chopped dates and stir them until slightly hot. Add the roasted nuts and mix really well. Turn off the stove. Let the mixture cool down for 10 mins.

5. Mix well once with hand, grease your hand with little ghee, take a small portion of the prepared mixture, start making laddus, gently shape them.

6. Enjoy the nutritious laddus any time of the day. They will be good for a few days.

Dry Fruit Laddu

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