Dry fruit laddus are not only delicious but also packed with nutrition, making them a perfect choice to keep you warm during the winter months. Here's a simple recipe for making dry fruit laddus.
1 cup almonds (badam)
1 cup cashews (kaju)
1 cup walnuts (akhrot)
1 cup dates (seedless)
1/2 cup dried figs (anjeer)
1/2 cup raisins (kishmish)
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
Ghee (clarified butter) for greasing hands
Prepare the dry fruits:
Dry roast almonds, cashews, and walnuts separately until they become fragrant. Allow them to cool.
Remove the skin from almonds.
In a food processor, grind all the dry fruits (almonds, cashews, walnuts, dried figs) into a coarse powder.
Prepare the date paste:
Remove the seeds from the dates and chop them roughly.
In the same food processor, blend the dates into a smooth paste.
Combine dry fruits and dates:
In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground dry fruits, date paste, raisins, desiccated coconut, and cardamom powder.
Mix well to form a thick and sticky mixture.
Shape into Laddus:
Grease your hands with a little ghee to prevent sticking.
Take a small portion of the mixture and shape it into a round laddu. Press firmly to ensure they hold their shape.
Place the laddus on a plate or in an airtight container.
Let them set for a few hours or overnight.
Once the laddus have set, they are ready to be enjoyed.
You can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for a week or in the refrigerator for a longer shelf life.
These dry fruit laddus are not only a tasty treat but also provide a good dose of energy and warmth during the winter season. Adjust the quantity of dates according to your sweetness preference, and feel free to experiment with other dry fruits of your choice.