Happy Sankranti !
Round of celebration with these rich and delicious laddus! The mixture for this laddu is very easy to prepare. To keep it healthy, I have used ragi flour and different nuts (eg: groundnuts, cashews, flax seeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds etc). Once I used jawar flour and this time I used ragi. Both turned out to be house favourites and the whole bowl was emptied pretty quickly. I roast the nuts on low-flame until the rawness starts to disappear. If you like coconut flavour, there is coconut flavoured jaggery that you could use.
- Almonds – one-fourth cup
- Cashews – one-fourth cup
- Pumpkin seeds – one-fourth cup
- Pistachios – one-fourth cup
- Walnuts – one-fourth cup
- Flax seeds – one-fourth cup
- Peanuts – half cup
- Sesame seeds – One-fourth cup
- Ragi flour – one-fourth cup
- Powdered jaggery – one and one-fourth cup
- Ghee – three tbsp
Heat the pan, add dry fruits and dry roast them until they are light golden brown. Remove them onto a plate. Add sesame seeds and flax seeds to the same pan and roast them until they are toast. Transfer into a plate. Add ragi flour and roast until you smell the aroma.
Crush the dry fruits, sesame seeds, flax seeds and jaggery together. Crush them coarsely. To this add flour and transfer into a bowl and add little by little ghee until you are able to make laddus.
Makes around 15 laddu’s