Friday, February 25, 2011

Flaxseed, Oats, Dates and Nuts Ladoo

Lately I have been seeing many innovative dishes in the blogosphere made of healthy ingredients...and I am always spellbound and speechless by seeing fellow bloggers creativity. Before coming in the blogosphere I never thought of cooking with healthy ingredients like flax seeds, oats and dates etc. To me the use of oats was limited to gooey porridge and dates packs were simply munched on and they used to vanish in no time. But now after seeing all the yummy and innovative dishes I too thought of making something with healthy ingredients and hence made these laddoos.

The laddoos turned out even more good than I had expected. Now I will be making these more often.


During my last supermarket trip I got these wonderful Tunisian dates which looked very good and were very soft, moist and sweet. So these dates were put to good use in these laddoos.


I also used makhana or fox nut in the laddoos. These fox nuts added a special crunch to the laddoos.


Ingredients:

Oats- 1 cup
Flax seeds- 2 tbsp
Peanuts- 1/4 cup
Dates- 15- 18
Almond meal- 2 tbsp
Cashews, Almonds, Pistachios- 1/4 cup mixed( all chopped)
Makhana- 1/4 cup
Powdered Sugar- 1/4 cup( increase or decrease according to the sweetness of the dates)
Cardamom Powder- 1/4 tsp
Milk- 2 tbsp
Ghee- 3 tbsp( divided)

Procedure:
  • Dry roast oats for 5 minutes and cool down.
  • Powder oats and flaxseeds together. Keep aside.
  • Dry roast peanuts and remove skin when cooled. Grind nicely and mix with oats and flaxseed powder.
  • Remove seeds of dates and grind it with 2 tbsp or little more of milk into a thick paste.
  • Break each fox nut( makhana) in small pieces and roast all in 2 tsp of ghee till light golden in colour and crunchy in texture.
  • Roast mixed nuts also in a part of ghee.
  • Combine oats, flaxseed and peanuts mixture with almond meal, dates paste, makhana, nuts, cardamom powder and powdered sugar. Mix everything well.
  • Heat remaining ghee and add in the mixture. Now make lemon sized small balls out of it. Add little more hot ghee if required.
  • I got around 15 small lemon sized laddoos with this proportion.

After being photographed this loner went straight in my mouth to satisfy my craving.

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34 comments:

  1. wow!!awesome pictures and a wonderful recipe!!looks yummy!!

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  2. Mmmm...such a gorgeous combo of ingredients and all healthy too. I wud luv to call these as power ladoos, as it wont make you feel guilty picking up the second and third ones. I wud certainly like to make it very shortly. Three Cheers for ladoos !

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  3. wow... thats simply delicious... absolutely loved it :)

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  4. Who doesn't like laddoos n then if you make it using the exotic n healthy ingredients you did, it makes them really irresistible!


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  5. thank you for linking this wonderful combination looks delicious

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  6. Very healthy ladoo, the picture looks great.

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  7. Healthy and delicious ladoo,looks very inviting,yum yum.

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  8. ohhh...droooooling here...healthy n tempting..

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  9. Never used makhana before..should explore this soon..

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  10. Love to grab that ladoo of the screen, looks so delicious.

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  11. my husband lovess ladoo .. i am saving this to give a try ..

    PS: I suck at making ladoos :)

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  12. I have seen this nuts in shops but had no idea how it would taste,,looks so nice and love that muffin liners too!

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  13. Power packed laddoos, awesome!

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  14. thats a wow combination.... An award waiting for u ...chk ths

    http://hasnasdelights.blogspot.com/2011/02/rasgulla-blackforest-cake-one-lovely.html

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  15. Awesome clicks, healthy laadu...perfect snack.

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  16. So nutritious laddo, beautiful one..

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  17. healthy and yummy ladoos .you presented it very well

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  18. Such a healthy combo and they turned our fantastic!

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  19. Healthy laddus,like to grab one from the picture.

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  20. I love things like this-send some my way right now please!

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  21. These look awesome! Great pictures!

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  22. Mmmmmmmmm....healthy n tasty...beautiful click Foodie..:d
    Tasty appetite

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  23. the last photo is show stopping.
    such a healthy snack, thanks for sharing

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  24. The laddoos look so cute and healthy too!

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  25. ladoo looks super delicious..and they are surely super healthy too

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  26. Lovely n healthy ladoos love to grab them all!!

    Cheers!!

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  27. I love recipes with dates!! They always remind me of my time living in Morocco (who has far better dates than Tunisia for your next grocery trip by the way) and make me nostalgic for the middle east. yum.

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  28. Thanks a lot everybody for your wonderful comments.
    @Krista- Next time I would definitely try Moroccan dates, thanks for the info.

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  29. Helloo... I have some query about it.. Does it preservable...?????? for how long..?????

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    1. Hello Sonya...these ladoos tastes best when fresh, however they will surely stay good for 2-3 days best.

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