Showing posts with label dry nuts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dry nuts. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Dry Fruits and Nuts Laddu/Laadu/Unde

 It is always to have some dry fruits and nuts to boost our energy and keep us healthy. I have prepared varieties of laddu / laadu using some of this ingredients. Here is one more Dry fruit and nuts laddu. This Laddu is prepared with out using fire.

Dry fruits and nuts are loaded with healthy medicinal values, vitamins and minerals. They are rich source of iron, calcium and other minerals. 

These Dry fruits and nuts Laddu is healthy and anyone can have it at any time of the day. 

It is good for kids snack box, travel, feast and festivals.

Please do remember to use soft dates.

Let us see the recipe now :

Things needed :

Dates : 500 Gr.

Rock Candy / Kallu Sakkare / Crystal Sugar : 50 Gr.

Almonds : 200 Gr. 

Raisins : 1 Handful

Apricot and Figs : 5 to 6 (Each).


Method :

1. Remove seeds from dates and put it in a bowl.

2. Add 1 handful of raisins.


3. Add crystal sugar/ candy sugar/ Kallu sakkare. Mash it nicely. 





4. Dry grind almonds into powder. (Some into big pieces).



5. Add it to dates bowl. 


6. Cut Apricot and fig into small pieces and add it with dates.

7. Now mix all the nuts and fruits nicely and prepare laddu.


8. Take a handful of the nuts and dry fruits mixture and make roundels.


9. Dry Fruits and nuts Laddu is ready to serve. 


10 Munch at any time of the day.

 OR 

Pack it for friends.


NOTE :

I have used soft lion dates. You should use soft dates to get good laddu.

No need of using any ghee or oil.

You can dry grind crystal sugar/ Kallu sakkare, figs and apricots. (Optional). I have not done it.

Time : 30 Minutes

Serves : 20 Laddu. (According to size).

Shelf life : At least 2 Weeks. 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Simple Laddu

Lovely laddus are good to have to boost your energy. I try and make it as simple as they are but a healthy way. These laddu is filled with soft dates, lots of raisins, almonds and cashew pieces with poppy seeds. They are real energy booster, healthy filler and delicious crave builders.


There is no cooking here to prepare these laddus. It is as simple as it is. No cooking on fire, no ghee, no jaggery or sugar or any other forms of sweets except the soft dates.
It is good for kids snack box, good to take it for travel, good energetic when you feel tired. It is good for people who diet and it is diabetic friendly.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Dates Soft and fruity dates : 500 Gr
Raisins : 2 Cups or 200 Gr
Almonds : 200 Gr.
Cashews : 100 Gr.
Poppy Seeds : 50 Gr.

Method :

1.Remove the pods from dates and keep it aside.
2. Cut almonds and cashews into small pieces and keep it aside.
3. Now put dates, almonds, cashews, raisins in a big bowl.
4. Kneed them together. Add poppy seeds/ gasgase to the dates mixture.
5. Mix all the ingredients nicely and prepare laddu.
6..Take a handful of the almond, dates, raisins and cashew mixture and make small round ball shape laddu.


7. Laddu is ready to eat /serve.


8. Keep them in a steel box or air tight container.

Note :

Use very soft dates. Smash them nicely and then add all the other dry fruits you use. You can powder the nuts instead cutting. But you can relish the bigger pieces. No sugar/jaggery or any other sweet content is not added. Use of more raisins helps to add the sweet to laddu and good for health. You need to kneed them well to get the perfect taste. no ghee or oil is added here.
 Time : 30 Minutes.
15 to 20 Laddus  or according to the size you prefer.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Little Millet - Corn Flakes Laddu

I have prepared laddu using Little millet flour and corn flakes. One might ask Why always laddu?
I have the answer here to tell you that Laddu is an easy, healthy and delicious food to prepare.
Here is one more laddu recipe and is with little millet flower and corn flakes this time.


Laddu /laadu/unde is a sweet delicious ball shape ( normally ) sweet dish and it you can gobble it at anytime of the day. It is filled with vitamins, minerals, energetic food and keeps you energetic whole day. You can add this laddu to your breakfast food list. Along with your regular breakfast you can eat this laddu, it helps to full for the long time. It provides minerals to body and take care of your health in proper way.
Let us see the recipe  :
I have used little millet flour, jaggery, coconut, cardamom and corn flakes.

Ingredients :

Little Millet flour /Store bought flour : 2 Cups
Corn flakes : 3 to 4 Cups
Jaggery : 1 Cup /250 gr
Mixed Nuts 1 /2 Cup /Cashew pieces , almond pieces, raisins and dates.
Coconut /Fresh : 1 Cup
Ghee : 1 Cups
Dates : 100 Grams
Cardamom : 6 to 8 Pods

Method :

1. Soak jaggery in a cup of water and melt it completely and sieve it. Keep the clean jaggery aside.
2. Take a tablespoon of ghee and put it to a pan. Keep the pan on the fire and fry nuts including dates.
3. Shift it to a small bowl. Grate coconut and keep it aside.


4. Dry roast or fry little millet flour nicely till the raw smell disappear. ( Low flame ).


5. Remove the seeds from cardamom. Dry grind corn flakes, cardamom seeds and keep it aside.


6. Keep clean jaggery in a big pan. Put the pan on the fire. Let it boil and get one string consistency.
7. Let it boil for another 1 to 2 minutes. Let the flame be low. Add grated coconut and mix it well.
8. Now add roasted little millet flour and mix it well. Add powdered corn flakes and cardamom.

9. Add ghee and fried nuts and mix all the ingredients nicely.


10 Take a handful of laddu mixture and prepare ladddu. Prepare laddu the same way with remaining mixture.

11. Laddu /Laadu Unde is ready to serve.


12. Serve or Eat whenever you feel like ...and store it in a air tight bottle or box. ( Better to use glass or steel box ).

Note:

Dry roast millet on low flame till it turns slightly golden brown ( Do not burn the flour). Adding more ghee makes the laddu tasty. Use of more or less ghee is optional. Use of coconut is optional. Clean the jaggery if you are using shop bought jaggery. Adding more or less dry nuts is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 35 to 40 Laddu can be made.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Dates and poppy seeds Burfi

Dates and Poppy seeds burfi is a healthy burfi, that I have tried during this Deepavali. No sugar or jaggery is added to this bar and is nice to chew the healthy, yummy and easy  Dates and poppy seeds.


I have used Dates, almonds, cashews, raisins, figs and poppy seeds.
It is an easy and healthy burfi that all age group can enjoy and more of it it is diabetic friendly. Sweet teeth people can munch this burfi at any time of the day. Good to carry for travelling and good snack for the kids snack box. It is energetic and loaded with good minerals and vitamins.
I prepared this Dates burfi during Deepavali and packed it as one of the sweet to our relations.
Dates and Poppy Seeds Burfi Has NO Sugar, NO Ghee or any fat and No Coconut.
Preferably use ripe and soft Dates to prepare this burfi.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients 

Dates : 400 Grams
Raisins : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Almonds : 20 to 25
Cashews : 10 to 15
Figs : 5 to 6
Poppy Seeds : 3 to 4 Tablespoons


Method :

1. Remove the seeds from Dates and put it in a big bowl.
2. Cut cashew nuts and figs into small pieces.


3. Dry grind almonds into powder consistency.
4. Put all the dry fruits into a big bowl. Kneed them well and let it mix well. ( Dates, raisins, cut cashews, figs and powdered almonds).
5. Spread a tablespoon of poppy seeds in a tray or plate.
6. Put dry fruits dough in the tray and press it evenly. Use chapati roller to even it in equal level.


7. Spread remaining poppy seeds on the top of the burfi and just press it slightly.

8. Leave it for a while. Cut it according to your desired shape.

9. Remove from the tray and store in a box.

10.  Serve or munch at any time of the day.

Note :

The dates you use should be soft. You need to kneed the mixture nicely so that it mixes well and sets well as burfi. Dates proportion should be more, so that it adds to the sweet taste. The sweet taste is natural and good for all age group and the diabetic people.
Time : 30 Minutes. 
Serves : 20 Pieces. ( According to size and shape ).

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Dry fruits -Rock Candy Laddu

Dry Fruits laddu with Rocky Candy is a healthy dish and can be munched on any time of the day.
I have used dried figs dried and fresh dates, little almonds and cashews

Deepavali is here and its nice to prepare some sweets which can be distributed to friends and relatives. Lets think of our health and turn the sweet which we prepare to be less of sugar. Let the       love fill with sweetness. So here is one such try. As I say always Dry fruits -Rock Candy Laddu is an easy dish and anybody can try it. Nothing to roast or fry. Almost no fire dish is this Laddu.
Lets see the benefits of Using Rock Candy in our diet.
Rock candy is loaded with healthy benefits and it is widely used in sweet preparations. It is used as mouth freshener. It is unrefined form of sugar and considered as healthy. It is good remedy for running nose (cold) and sore throat. Rock candy is widely used as refreshing drink. It helps to relax our body and mind. It provides energy.
Lets see the recipe Now : These laddus are healthy to have and good for kids.

Things Needed: 

Dried Figs : 10
Dried Dates : 10
Fresh Dates : 10 to 15
Almonds : 10 to 15
Rock Candy (Kallu Sakkare) : 3 to 4 Pieces.
Cashew pieces : 1/2 Cup

Method :

1. Remove the seeds from figs and dates.

2. Dry grind all the dry fruits except cashew pieces.
3. Now put all dry ground powder in a big bowl.
4. Add cashew pieces and mix it nicely.

5. Divide the mixture into small quantity.
6. Now take a small portion and prepare laddu  (round shape)

7. Healthy Laddus are ready to serve or eat.

Note :

No need to add any ghee or butter while preparing laddu. Fresh laddus helps to prepare the laddu easily. Roasting or frying nuts are optional. (I have not roasted or nor fried the nuts). You can add any dry nuts of your choice. Adding more Rock candy is optional. I have added only 3 to 4 small pieces.
Time : 20 Minutes.
15 Laddus can be prepared . (Small size).

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