Showing posts with label walnut. Show all posts
Showing posts with label walnut. Show all posts

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Walnuts-Ragi - dates - Almonds Laddu

Laddus / Unde /Laadu is one of the best sweet and these Walnuts -Ragi-Dates - Almonds are the yummy laddu which is loaded with nutritious and health properties. These laddus can be eaten with breakfast and is full of vitamins and minerals.


I have used little almonds, 3 to 4 figs, a fistful of raisins, 1 bowl of walnuts (200 gr), a pack of dates.

Dates are smashed with fistful of raisins and mixed with powdered other ingredients.
No cooking on fire here. Just dry grind it and mix it well. See that dates are well ripen and it can be smashed easily.
These laddu can be eaten with breakfast, send it to kids snack box, picnics, ladies kitty party, one dish party, travelling, tours etc.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Dry roast :
Ragi/Finger Milelt : 1 Cup
Poppy Seeds : 2 Tbs

To Dry grind :
Badam /Almonds : 10 to 15
Walnuts : 200 grams
Figs : 4 to 5
Cardamom : 5 to 6

To Add :
Dates : 500 Gr
Raisins : 1 Small cup /1 fistful

Method :

1. Dry roast ragi/finger millet and poppy seeds. Let it cool.


2. Dry grind walnuts, almonds, cardamoms and figs.



3. Remove the seeds from dates.
4. Take a big bowl and add dates and raisins.


5. Smash it nicely and add powdered almonds mixture, walnuts powder and mix it well.


6. Add dry roasted ragi/finger millet and poppy seeds.
7. Mix all the ingredients nicely and take a small portion of the mixture.


8. Prepare laddu by pressing the mixture in your palm.


9. Laddu is ready to serve.




Note :

Do not add any water while preparing Laddu. You can add little ghee. (I have not added).
Walnuts helps to hold the powder tightly. Dates provide the moisture content.
Time : 35 to 40 Minutes
Shelf life : 1 Week or little more days.
Serves : 35 to 40 Laddus. (The size should be small).

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Oats - Corn flakes - Walnuts Laddu

Happy Deepavali to One and all. Let us celebrate together and enjoy the festival of lights. 
Deepaavali is one of the National Festival of India and people do celebrate all over the world where ever they live. This Deepaavali I have prepared Oats - Corn flakes - Walnuts Laddu/laadu/Unde.
This Oats - Corn flakes - Walnuts Laddu is good for health and you can munch on any time of the day.



This Year  Deepavali starts from 6 - 11 - 18. The preparation of sweets and savouries is already started. I was just thinking of some thing healthy, easy and energetic laddu/ laadu/ Unde to prepare. So tried laddu with cornflakes, oats, walnuts and dates.

This laadu can be kept for many days and You can distribute to your friends, neighbours and take it for travelling too.
Let us see the recipe Now : 

Things Needed :

Oats : 400 Gr pack 
Corn Flakes : 1 Big Bowl 
Walnuts : 1 Small Cup
Raisins : 1 Cup 
Jaggery   250 Gr or little more 
Ghee : 1 Cup
Roasted Chenna /Huri Kadale /Putani : 1 Cup
Dry Coconut /Kopra / Kobbari : 1 small one 
Cardamom : 8 to 10

Method :

1. Dry roast oats on low flame for 5 to 6 minutes. Dry roast corn flakes for 3 to 4 minutes. Let it get cool.  Dry grind oats and corn flakes into powder.


2. Dry grind copra and cardamom pods. Dry grind roasted chenna in to coarse powder. ( Just give a churn). Do not turn them as powder.  Remove from the mixi jar and keep it aside.


3. Dry roast corn flakes and dry grind it with walnuts.

4. Keep a big pan on the fire and heat. Add jaggey and put some water. (1/4 cup).
5. Let jaggery melt completely. Sieve jaggery with a siever. Keep the clean jaggery mixture aside.
6. Keep a pan on the fire and put jaggery mixture and stir continuously.
7. Let it get into one string consistency. Add dry ground coconut.


8. Now add all the powdered ingredients one by one. Dry ground oats, corn flakes.

9. Mix all the ingredients nicely and put off the fire. Now add coarse powdered chenna and mix it.


10. Put the pan down ,add ghee and raisins. Mix it nicely.

11. Take a handful of Oats - Corn flakes -  walnuts and coconut mixture and press it tightly, closing your hand. Try to give a round shape and prepare laddu.


12. Prepare the rest of laddu and keep it in a big bowl. Let it be there for at least 20 to 30 minutes.
13. Put them in a air tight boxes and  cover the lid. Store and serve these Corn flakes - Oats and Walnut laddu. 

14. Serve these Laddus in the evening or any time of the day. Store it in air tight box.

Note :

You need to roast it nicely so that the raw smell disappear and it taste so good.
Adding raisins more /less is optional.
Adding a cup of ghee adds taste to Laddu. Adding more /less ghee is optional.
Add little more ghee / little fresh boiled milk if you are not able to give a ball shape abd then prepare Laddu. Frying raisins in a tablespoon of ghee is optional. ( I have used it as it is ).
Time : 30 Minutes.
30 Laddus can be prepared. ( According to size ).

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Little Millet & Walnut Laddu

Happy Deepavali to One and All. These Little Millet Laddus are specially prepared for Jayashree Trao's Deepavali special post.
Thanks to Jayashree Trao. She has asked us to join her, for posting recipes for Deepavali. It is a good gesture and nature. Thanks Jayashree and I feel very happy to be part of it.

Deepavali is here and the celebration starts. The sweets and savoury dishes pour and you need to start preparing them ahead of the festival. Exchanging/distributing/serving all turns you into world of "JOY".
Once you start preparing sweet the festive moods already starts and the sweet wave brings you happiness around you.
Preparing sweets is fun. Let us keep in mind and prepare some healthy dishes too. Here is such one and I love to prepare these sweet round balls/laddu/Laadu/Unde as it is easy, healthy and quick. These Little Millet Laddu is filled with Healthy nutritions and you can enjoy them at any time of the day.
I have used little millet, jaggery, walnuts, coconut and cardamom. Added some raisins and cashews.
Little millet is one of the millet which is gluten free and loaded with minerals and healthy properties.
It is known as " Same " in Kannada and is a spoken language of Karnataka /India.
Let us see the recipe Now:

Ingredients :

Same/Little millet : 2 Cups
Walnuts : 1 Cup
Jaggery : 1 Cup (Powdered)
Cardamom : 6 to 8 pods
Dry coconut /Copra : 1
Cashews and Raisins : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Ghee : 1/2 Cup

Method :

1. Clean and dry roast little millet nicely till the raw smell disappear. Let it cool.
2. Cut or grate coconut in to small pieces and dry grind into powder consistency.
3. Remove the cardamom pods and powder the pods.
4. Now dry grind walnuts nicely and keep it aside.
5. Dry grind roasted little millet and cardamom pods and keep it aside.
6. Keep a pan on the fire and put jaggery. Put 1/4 cup of water and let jaggery melt completely.
7. Sieve melted jaggery with a strainer and remove all the dust particles.
8. Put cleaned jaggery mixture in a big pan and let it boil and it starts to bubble up.
9. Stir in between and check for one thread consistency. ( just 2 to 3 minutes after bubbles).
10. Add powdered little millet and stir nicely and let it mix it well. Add powdered walnuts mixture.
11. Mix it well and add coconut mixture and put off the fire.
12. Shift the ready mixture to a big bowl.
11. Keep a small pan on the fire and heat. Put 2 tablespoons of ghee, cashews and raisins.
12. Fry till raisins turn golden brown. Put these ghee fried nuts to little millet mixture.
13. Add remaining ghee and mix it well. Take a small portion of the mixture and prepare laddu.
14. Repeat the same and prepare remaining laddus
15. Arrange them in a tray and let it completely cool.


16. Shift the laddus to an airtight bottle box. Serve as you wish.

Note :

Be careful while preparing jaggery syrup consistency. Do not over boil. Laddu turns very hard and is difficult to make into small portions while eating. Prepare it on low and medium flame. Add more ghee if you find hard to prepare laddu. You can also use warm milk instead of ghee but the shelf stay of laddu is short when you use milk. So ghee is a  good option. Adding more jaggery is optional. Adding normal coconut instead of dry coconut is optional. Adding ghee helps the laddu to be soft and tasty.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 20 to 25 Laddus/Laadu/Unde.


Sending this above recipe to : for Deepavali sweets

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Nutritious Laddu

Nutritious Laddus are prepared using walnuts, cashews, raisins, almonds and poppy seeds. They are very nutritious and yummy and very healthy sweet. No sugar in it.
You  can cut in to slice or turn as laddu and have them when ever you want.

I have used dates (fresh Lion dated), Anjur/figs, Almonds/badams, Cashews, Raisins and little poppy seeds. It is sugar free and guilt free laddu / slice.
Dates are free from cholesterol and contain very low fat. Dates are rich in vitamins and minerals. They are rich source of protein, dietary fiber. It helps to improve the digestive system as it contains soluble and insoluble fibers. they are great energy boosters as they contain natural sugars. Dates are very low in calories and suitable for health conscious people.
Figs are also filled with
Nuts like, Badam(almonds), Cashew nuts, Figs, dry grapes are full of nutrients and good for health.
They are good for digestion, diabetes, cough, astama and constipation. They also help to control the cholesterol level and helps to gain weight in people who wants to put on some weight. They are filled with minerals, vitamins like, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Iron, Phophours, Manganese, Sodium, Potassium and Chlorine.
We bought these figs from a small place near Sagar, It is home grown and sun dried.
These " Dates and Nuts Laddus" are loaded with nutrition and good to eat at any time of the day. You can carry it for travelling and good for kids school snack box. Good for ladies kitty party or kids party.
No Need to roast or fry any nuts. Use them as they are to get good benefits.

Lets see the recipe Now: 

Things needed :
Dates : 250 Grams
Cashew nuts :200 Grams
Almonds : 200 Grams
Walnuts : 100 Grams
Figs : 100 Grams (Optional)
Raisins : 200 Grams
Dry figs/Anjur  : 100 Grams
Poppy Seeds : 1 Tablespoon

Method :

1. Dry grind almonds coarsely. Remove the seeds from dates and cut into small pieces.

2. Powder walnuts into powder.

3. Powder figs into powder. ( Use a dry grinder - mixi jar).

3. Cut cashews into small pieces.
4. Now take a big bowl and mix all the nuts and powdered figs.

5. Mix all the ingredients nicely for some time and see they are hard as logs.

6. Now roll it as logs and slice or take a small portion and prepare laddu.

7. Prepare laddus and arrange them in a tray and sprinkle some poppy seeds on them.

8. Dates and Nuts Laddu is ready to serve. You can store them in a airtight bottle or box.

9. You can also prepare the the whole content as a log.
10. Slice the log in to small pieces. Sprinkle some poppy seeds on the top and enjoy.

 Note :
 You can also add other dry fruits like Apricot with dates. It gives more taste too. Adding Mari/Glucose biscuits to ingredients is optional. It helps the ingredients to bind it well and the pieces turn as thick and well shaped slices. ( I have not added, because biscuits contain maida/All purpose flour).
Put on your creative cap and mould shapes you fancy!


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