Dry Fruit Ladoo

40 mins
Serves 15 pcs.
Author: Rajni Ram
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These Ladoos are absolutely delicious and healthy. In my house, these are made not only during Diwali but all year through. They have a long shelf life and can sometimes substitute for breakfast. People who fast can rely on this for some quick energy. No sugar or honey or jaggery is added and I use minimum ghee(about 3 teaspoons). Yes! this is a whole package of health. Remember good things always come in small packages? This is that package????.

My daughter gets it packed for hostel without fail every time she comes homes on her break. According to her, whenever she gets up late and is late for breakfast at the mess, she pops in 2 of these ladoos and grabs a glass of milk and her breakfast is taken care of for that day. I don’t recommend this on a daily basis, but we all have times when we are running against time, this healthy ladoo comes in handy, it also takes care of sudden hunger pangs. My home always has a stock of these ladoos. And the best part you can customize them as per your desired dry fruits and nuts.

While you are here please check out my other sweet/dessert recipes like- Red Poha Ladoo, Carrot Kheer, Gajar halwa barfi, Maa Ladoo, and more…

Here is the recipe for Dry fruit ladoo

Ingredients

Ingredients

  1. Dates ( juicy, fleshy ones) 250 gms deseeded
  2. Cashewnuts 100 -125 gms
  3. Almonds 100 gm
  4. Walnut 75 gm
  5. Ghee 1 tbsp
  1. Assemble all ingredients. Put a pan over the flame and add 1 tsp ghee to it. Now roast all the nuts separately to a nice golden colour. Take care not to burn them, as the burnt smell will reduce the taste and flavour of the ladoo.
  2. Transfer them to a plate and cool them. On cooling using the “pulse mode” of your blender, blend them to a coarse mixture.
  3. Now to the same pan add another teaspoon ghee and put in the deseeded dates. Keep stirring and mashing them with the back of a spatula. As it turns warm, the dates start getting a little gooey.
  4. Now start adding the coarse nut mixture, little by little, until the gooey date paste absorbs most of it( mixture will look semi-dry). All through this process, the flame should be on low. Once your date and nut mixture is combined, remove from flame and cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Grease your palms with a little ghee and start making ladoo of them. Repeat for the entire mixture. The yummy and tasty Dry fruit ladoo are ready.

Put a pan over the flame and add 1 tsp ghee to it. Now roast all the nuts separately to a nice golden colour. Take care not to burn them, as the burnt smell will reduce the taste and flavour of the ladoo. Transfer them to a plate and cool them. On cooling using the “pulse mode” of your blender, blend them to a coarse mixture. Now to the same pan add another teaspoon ghee and put in the deseeded dates. Keep stirring and mashing them with the back of a spatula. As it turns warm, the dates start getting a little gooey. Now start adding the coarse nut mixture, little by little, until the gooey date paste absorbs most of it( mixture will look semi-dry). All through this process, the flame should be on low. Once your date and nut mixture is combined, remove from flame and cool for 5 minutes. We want a little warmth for binding, so don’t let it go too cold. Grease your palms with a little ghee and start making ladoo of them. Repeat for the entire mixture. The yummy and tasty Dry fruit ladoo are ready. Store them in an airtight jar once they are completely cool.

Notes:

  1. The amount of nuts required depends upon the juiciness of the dates. The juicier the dates the more nuts will be required.
  2. Good quality nuts and dates always give the best taste.
  3. During Diwali we all receive lots of dry fruits and nuts and have to stuff everything into our refrigerators to avoid insects accessing them. These ladoos are a great idea to use up all those dry fruits in the best possible way.
  4. After adding the required amount of coarse nuts to the dates, if it is still gooey then add more nut mixture after roasting and coarsely grinding them.
  5. After adding the nut mixture to dates if you find it is too dry and are not able to make ladoos, them warm up more dates and add to them.

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6 thoughts on "Dry Fruit Ladoo"

  1. Alpana Nagar says:

    Awesome

    1. Rajni Ram says:

      Thank You so much.

  2. Susan says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. It is going to be a wonderful addition to our family’s robust health. Do you have any recipes using date sugar or fruit pastes?

    1. Rajni Ram says:

      Hi Susan! I’m so glad you liked the recipe of the dry fruit Bliss Balls. I currently do not have a recipe with Date Sugar. As for recipes with the fruit paste there is a Pineapple Pudding recipe with Semolina,where I have used the Pineapple puree as well as chunks. Do check it out if interested. Giving the link below.

      https://rajjoskitchen.com/2021/10/pineapple-kesari-pineapple-sheera-pineapple-pudding/

  3. Anu says:

    Can we make burfi out of the mix? Please share if we can

    1. Rajni Ram says:

      Hi Anu! Yes Barfi can be made with the same mix. Add a little more (about 1/2 tbsp) ghee to the mixture while hot. Then grease a baking tray or plate with ghee.Spread the mixture evenly. You’ll have to put a little pressure with a flat ladle to even it out. Let it rest an hour, then cut to desired shape.

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