Monday, November 26, 2012

Dry Dates - Nuts - Honey Laddus.

Dates and Nuts Laddus are very nutritious and has no sugar added and YOU can munch them
I have tried these laddu with nuts and dry  dates.(Uttutte as we say). Added Honey to bind all the ingredients well. You can munch these laddus any time of the day. Try and enjoy. These Laddus are good for kids and the elders .

Let us see the recipe now.

Things Needed :

Dates.Uttutte  : 1 cup.
Almonds : 1 Cup
Raisins : 1/2 Cut
Cashew Nuts : 1/2 Cup
Honey : 2 to 3  Tablespoons


1.Roast Almonds and cashews separately for 2 to 3 minutes and dry grind them for few seconds.
2. Cut dry dates into small pieces and dry grind it. (into powder consistency.
3. Now mix dates and nuts along with raisins nicely in a big bowl.

4. You need to kneed them thoroughly. Now add honey and mix well
5.Take a handful of  this mixture and prepare laddu.
6. Repeat the same with the rest of the mixture.
7. Serve " Dry Dates and Nuts - Honey Laddu at any time of the day.

Note :
Do not add any ghee while dry roasting. Cut the dry dates before dry grind. (It is bit hard to grind the whole dry dates). Adding more/less honey is optional. No need to add any sugar or jaggery to the laddu. No need to dry roast dry dates.
Time : 20 Minutes.
15 Laddus can be prepared.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Easy Tasty Rava Laadu..

Rava Laadu or laddus are sweet item and prepared with using Rava ( Samolina),  ghee , sugar. Laddu  can be eaten at any time of the day...This particular recipe of laddu preparation is very easy but remember can not store them for a long period.

Things needed:
Rava ( medium size) : 2 cups.
Sugar : 1  1/2/cups.
Cardamom : 4 to 6 .
Ghee  : 3/4 cup.
Dry fruits : 3 table spoons(raisins, cashews).
Milk : 1/4  cup.
Coconut : 1/2 cup.

Grate coconut and keep it aside. Powder sugar and cardamom together in a dry grinder.
Keep a pan on the fire and put one spoon of ghee and fry dry fruits until they are brown. Now add  rava  and  2 table spoons of ghee to it  and fry  until  raw smell disappear  from rava. Fry  on low flame so that it does not get burnt. Put off the fire and mix powdered sugar to the roasted rava.  Add grated coconut and Mix well.  Add the rest of the ghee to the mixture and mix thoroughly. Now divide the mixture in to small quantities.  Mix the mixture with a spoonful of milk and  take a handful of mixture, prepare laddus. Repeat the same  for the rest of the mixture and prepare Laddus.
Note : Rava should be fried on low flame . Ghee should be melted before using .  Use the hot milk . You can not store them for a long time.
15 Laddus can be prepared. ( small size)

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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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