Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dates and Nuts Laddoo

As we get different varieties and good quality dates here , we buy it often and also take it to our home during every vacation without fail. But I had rarely made any desserts out of them. If nuts and dates are served to me, I would love to finish off the nuts first. Nuts is something that I love to have anytime. I thought of preparing dates and nuts halwa, I ended up making something easy; dates and nuts laddoo. ;-) This doesn't take much time and very simple. The aroma of ghee along with the coconut and nutty flavor was extremely good. And do I need to mention that it was absolutely delicious ?!!




Ingredients:

Dates - chopped -1 1/2 cup
Mixed Nuts - chopped - 1/3 cup
Ghee 1 tbsp
Desiccated coconut / coconut powder 2 tsp

Method:

Chop dates and nuts.

Heat ghee in a pan on a low flame. Add chopped nuts. Fry for a few seconds until a nutty aroma arises.

Now add chopped dates. Mix well. Sprinkle desiccated coconut. Give it a mix.

Make small balls or laddoos when it is bearable hot and then serve.

Makes 12-13 medium sized balls.

Notes: I used walnuts, pistachios and almonds. You can add any other nuts of your choice. I didn't add sugar as there is enough sweetness in the dates. 

You can also chop dates and nuts using blender, but make sure it doesn't ground much like a paste. You can avoid coconut powder if you do not want it. 




8 comments:

chikkus Kitchen said...

Healthy and delicious laddoo ..yummy !!

Priya Suresh said...

Love to munch some, i can have these cuties without any guilt.

Sony P said...

Healthy bites....... Perfect for kids!!

Priya Anandakumar said...

Wow, so healthy and simply superb... love these cute little ladoos...

Sangeetha M said...

so delicious and healthy snack for kids and adults...love this dates nuts ladoo anytime :)

A Veggie's Dairy said...

Healthy laddoos looks cute and delicious.

Rafeeda AR said...

health packed laddoos... looks yumm...

Uma Ramanujam said...

Healthy Snacks not only for kids but for adults too. I pack them for our snack dubba since we are bored eating only dates. crunch taste make us to get different feel while eating.