Saturday, July 5, 2014

Date Nuts Unde (Laddu)

Date Nuts Unde is nothing but dates and nuts Laddu. Date nuts Unde is prepared without extra sugar, coconut or even ghee. It is a healthy laddu and you can enjoy eating Date nuts laddu at any time of the day. Date nuts is full of Nutrition.

Eating handful of nuts in the morning make us strong and healthy is a known fact and most of the people do practice this habit. Children definitely do not like eating almonds. I have seen people go behind their kids to feed. So the thought came up of preparing laddus and here they are.

I have used Dates, Figs, Almonds, Cashew Nuts and Poppy seeds. As i said earlier I have not used sugar or jaggery or any other sweetness.Laddu gets  sweetness from Dates and Figs. No ghee is added. The nuts are not roasted. It is easy and healthy and anyone can munch this Date nuts laddu any time of the day.

Let s see some benefits of  eating Nuts and Dates.

Nuts are a part of healthy diet. They offer key essential nutrients and play a role in disease prevention by keeping us healthy as we grow old. Nuts are full of minerals, vitamins and fiber rich. They contain healthy fat.

Almonds are rich in calcium and contain bone building mineral. Almonds are also high in Vitamin E, a nutrient which helps to improve the condition and appearance of skin. Almond skin is full of heart protecting compounds called flavonoids.

Cashew nuts contain a good level of protein and useful source of minerals like iron, zinc and magnesium.

Dates are cholesterol free and contain very l ow fat. They are rich in Vitamins and minerals. They are rich source of protein and dietary fiber. Dates helps to improve the digestive system. They contain soluble and insoluble fibers. They are great energy boosters. They are rich in potassium and Iron.

Figs(Anjeer) helps to reduce the cholesterol. They help to prevent the high blood pressure and heart attacks. Figs helps to cure diabetics. Figs are rich in calcium and it is an excellent alternative for the therapeutic treatment for people who are allergic to dairy products.

Here is a recipe of Date nuts Unde and eating one laddu in the morning will definitely keeps you fit. I am sure Date nuts laddu will be liked by all.age group and every one in the home.

Things Needed :

Dates  : 1 Pack (500 Gr Lion dates)
Dry Figs : 25o Gm (1/2 of 500 grams)
Almonds : 1 Big bowl (250 grams)
Cashew Nuts : 1 Small bowl (100 grams)
Poppy Seeds : 50 Grams. ( 2 Table spoons)

Method :

1. Remove seeds from Dates and cut it into small pieces.
2. Cut figs also in to small pieces.

3. Now dry grind dates and figs till they turn into smallest pieces.

4. Put these powdered dates and figs in a big bowl.
5. Now dry grind 1/2 bowl of almonds into powder and put it in the dates mixture bowl.

5. Dry grind remaining almonds into bits. (just churn the mixi slightly for 2 minutes)
6. Put coarsely ground almonds in the mixture bowl.
7. Cut cashew nuts into small pieces by hand.

 8. Add poppy seeds and mix all the ingredients nicely.

9. You need to kneed the mixture very well. The whole mixture needs to be soft.

10. Take a handful of datenuts mixture and prepare ball size unde(Laddu).

11. Prepare laddus with the remaining mixture.

12. Serve these laddus as snack or pack it in kids lunch box( for munching).

Note :

If you find the mixture is bit dry, make use of more dates, dry grind and add it to the nuts mixture and prepare laddu.
This laddu has only natural sweets from dates. Either coconut or ghee is used. I have not roasted or fried dates or nuts.
You always turn your laddu as you want. The options are make use of sugar or jaggery or kally sakkare ..if you want more sweet. You can also use dry coconut.(Copra). You can use ghee. Mix ghee with the nuts mixture and then prepare laddus.
Time : 30 minutes
25 to 30 laddus can be prepared.


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My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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