Dussehra (Navratri) is a vibrant nine-day festival to honor Mother goddess. Sometimes you may have less time to prepare prasad, this dish comes in very handy on such occasions. Flaxseed used to be a common ingredient in olden days and is recently becoming very popular again. My mom tells me, they used to eat roasted nuts, pulses, and flaxseed, as a good source of strength. My grandfather was a farmer and due to hard manual labor work, farmers need strong healthy food. Flaxseed was popular as a snack and in dishes.
Let’s celebrate with a dish which is an easy, healthy, tasty and good source of strength.
- Flax seeds – three-fourth cup
- Dry fruits – half cup (almonds, cashews, pistachios, and walnuts)
- Sesame seeds – three tbsp
- 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.
Crush the dry fruits, sesame seeds, flax seeds and jaggery together. Crush them coarsely. Transfer into a bowl and add little by little ghee until you are able to make laddus. (Ghee is used to enhance the taste and helps to bind.)
Makes around 10 to 12 laoddos