Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dates & Nut Laddu | Khajur Laddu

Ingredients
Dates (pitted) - 1 cup,
Cashew (roughly chopped) - 1/4 cup,
Almonds (roughly chopped) - 1/4 cup,
Ghee (clarified butter) - 1 tbsp,
Desiccated coconut - 1/4 cup.


Method
Chop dates in small pieces or crush in a food processor instead of chopping.



Heat ghee in a pan. Roast chopped cashew and almond over low to medium flame till it gets light brown color.


Remove in a plate. Now add chopped dates with remaining ghee in same pan. Stir and cook in low to medium flame till dates looks mushy and soft.


Now transfer cooked mixture in a plate with roasted nut. Let it cool down to warm.


Take small amount of mixture and roll out round shape ball with your palm. Repeat the process with remaining mixture.


Roll out in desiccated coconut. Let it cool down completely. Store in airtight container up to 10 - 15 days.


Notes
Use any kind of nut as per choice.
Add crushed fried edible gum and pinch of cardamom powder for better taste.
Process of rolling ladoo in desiccated coconut is optional.