Friday, October 26, 2012

Dry fruit Laddu/Dinkache Ladu

Preparation time:-20 to 30 minutes
Makes:-20 to 25 Laddus 
Dry Fruit Laddu/Dinkache Ladoo:- 

These laddus are very yummy and easy to make.Usually made for a nursing mother to strengthen bones,as these laddus contains edible gum which is one of the calcium source, gives heat to the body.So usually these are eaten in winter days. I have learnt this recipe from my mom.This is a complete nutritious dish, best for kid's morning breakfast,specially in winter days.My kids love these laddus.But i suggest to give and eat only1 to 2 laddus per day as these laddus are heavy to digest.so i dedicate this recipe to all new moms.
1)Raw cashew nuts 2 cups
2)Raw almonds 2 cups
3)Pitted dry dates 1 and 1/2 cups
4)Edible gum 1/2 cup
5)Desiccated/Shredded coconut 3/4 cup
6)Sugar 1 and 1/2 cups to 2 cups
7)Clarified butter/Shudh Ghee 2 cups
8)Green Cardamoms crushed 3 to 4 numbers
9)Nutmeg powder 1/4 teaspoon(Optional)
1)Coarsely grind cashews,and almonds separately
2)Coarsely grind dry dates ,keep 1/4th cup aside and again grind the remaining to a fine powder,keeping aside the coarsely ground dates is totally optional. (If the dry dates are not dry enough then ,preheat the oven to 180° celsius and heat the pitted dry dates for 2 minutes and remove from the oven,let it cool,it will become dry and that makes grinding easy, be particular about the heating time otherwise it might get burned)
3)Grind sugar to a fine powder
4)Now mix together Ground almond,cashew, finely powdered dry dates and powdered sugar.
5)Dry roast desiccated/shredded coconut on low flame stirring continuously till color changes to pink,(This is an optional step,do not over roast the coconut)
6)Add this roasted coconut,crushed cardamom and nutmeg powder into the mixture in step-4,and mix everything nicely with the help of your hands or spatula
7)Heat 1/4 cup of ghee,and fry the edible gum until it puffs up.(Refer the picture)
and add them into the above nut and coconut mixture,mix well
8)Now finally, pour in the melted ghee/clarified butter,mix well.
9)Now you can eat it as a powder if you like or shape them into round ladoos by rolling the small
amount between your palm and fingers.And store them into a airtight container,outside or in the refrigerator
(If keeping in the refrigerator microwave them for 5 seconds before eating.)Yummy ladoos are ready.

Sending this recipe to Diwali Bash

Also sending to Navratri 2012 Event


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