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Try This Healthy Home Made Protein Rich Laddu Recipe

Laddu is a very famous Indian dessert, usually made during festive times like Diwali, Indian weddings or in a winter session. Making ladoos is not difficult, but does require some practice and patience. a few recipes in this collection are easy and quick to prepare.

Chocolate Laddu

Fond of chocolates and laddus? Try out this recipe of making laddus out of chocolate. Chocolate laddus are made on several festive celebrations. The highlight of this recipe is that is also healthy and can be made when you’re on a ketogenic diet.

Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Desiccated coconut powder
  • 1/2 Cup Whey protein chocolate flavor
  • 15-20 Gms Amul fresh cream
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 Tsp Cardamom powder

Method

  • Roast desiccated coconut powder on low flame until golden brown.
    Add Whey protein powder and mix, then add cocoa powder and mix.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix. Later add cream and mix well.
  • Shape them into round balls and your laddu’s are ready!

Flax Seed Laddu

Flax Seed Laddu Recipe is a super healthy, high protein recipe for sweetened balls that can be packed for the kids snack.This recipe uses portions of jaggery and sugar to sweeten the ladoos, but you could also use only jaggery and omit the sugar completely to make it even healthier for you and your family.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Roasted Chana Dal (Pottukadalai)
  • 1/4 cup Jaggery , crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 cup Flax seed powder (flax meal) , (freshly ground)
  • 1/4 cup Almond Meal (Powder)
  • 1/4 cup Ghee
  • 5 tablespoons Ghee

Method

  • To begin making the Flax Seed Ladoo Recipe, we will first dry roast the already roasted channa dal until it releases the roasted aroma and slightly changes its color.
  • Allow the roasted channa dal to cool down and powder it. Keep all the remaining ingredients powdered and ready to be combined to make into a ladoo.
  • Next in a large bowl, combine all of the ladoo ingredients along with ghee.
  • Knead using your hands until it holds into a ball of mass. Keep kneading until you can make lemon size balls of the flax seed ladoos. The heat in your hands will help all the ingredients to bind itself together. So resist adding more ghee. Add only if needed
  • Roll them into lemon size balls and the flax seed ladoos are ready. Store the ladoos an air tight container in the refrigerator.
  • Serve the Flax Seed Ladoo as a Dessert for any festive occasion.

Oats and Mixed Nuts Laddu

A treat for the sweet tooth, the Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo is made with a nutritious combination of oats, jaggery and nuts. You will love the intense flavour of jaggery, the mealy mouth-feel of powdered oats and the interludes of crunchy nuts.

This delicious tit-bit also scores a 10/10 on the nutrient scoreboard, as fibre-rich oats help lower cholesterol while jaggery and sesame seeds boost your iron levels. This easy to make snack is best had fresh, or it might turn a bit dry.

Ingredients

1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1 tbsp finely chopped walnuts (akhrot)
1 tbsp finely chopped almonds (badam)
2 tbsp sesame seeds (til)
2 tsp ghee
2 tbsp chopped jaggery (gur)
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
2 tbsp low-fat milk , 99.7% fat-free.

Method

  • Heat a broad non-stick pan, add the oats and dry roast on a medium flame for 3 minutes. Remove and keep aside to cool completely.
  • Heat the same broad non-stick pan, add the sesame seeds and dry roast them on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Keep aside to cool completely.
  • Heat the ghee and jaggery in the same broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  • Transfer the jaggery mixture into a flat thali and allow it to cool slightly.
  • Add the roasted oats, roasted sesame seeds, walnuts, almonds and cardamom powder and mix very well.
  • Add the milk and mix very well.
  • Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and roll out each portion into a round ball.
  • Serve immediately.

Ragi Coconut Laddu

Ragi Coconut Ladoo (Ragi Coconut Laddu) is an immensely popular dish found in India. It is nutritionally rich due to the high protein and mineral value present in its main ingredient, Ragi. Finger Millets or ragi is grown in the Himalayas and are usually inter-cropped with peanuts. Here’s a yummy ladoo recipe from the wholesome, healthy produce with coconut, jaggery and crunchy peanuts.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup finger millet flour (ragi)
  • 1/4th cup jaggery, powdered
  • 1/4th cup peanuts, roasted
  • 1/4th cup coconut, grated
  • Salt, a pinch

Method

Take the flour and salt in a bowl and sprinkle water little by little whilst mixing it but breaking them into crumbs as you keep mixing.

Mix in the coconut. Steam the mixture with coconut for 10-15 minutes.

Lay the mixture onto a tray and let it cool.

Blend the jaggery with the flour mixture and peanuts.

Roll them into lemon-sized balls and devour!

Yellow Moong Dal Laddu

Moong Dal Ladoo is a classic Indian sweet prepared with least effort. No fancy ingredients or elaborate and complicated techniques are required. Just four steps – roast, powder, mix and shape, its that simple!

Ingredients

  • Yellow moong dal – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup, powdered (for a sweeter flavor add another 1/4 cup)
  • Milk powder – 4 tbsps (optional)
  • Crushed nuts of your choice – 2 tbsps (optional) {pista, almonds or cashew nuts}
  • Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Ghee – 1/4 cup +1 tbsp, melted and lightly warm

Method

  • In a heavy bottomed vessel, add the yellow moong dal and dry roast on low to medium flame. Keep mixing the dal till it emits a nice aroma and turns a light golden color. Ensure that you roast the dal well as it is crucial to achieve a perfect flavored laddu. This could take at least 12 to 15 mts. Remove from heat and cool the roasted dal.
  • Once the dal comes to room temperature, grind it to a fine powder. Place this ground moong dal powder in a large bowl.
  • Add powdered sugar, milk powder, caradamom powder and crushed nuts to the bowl. Mix the contents till well combined. Keep aside.
  • Melt 1/4 cup ghee in a small pan and pour the warm ghee over the powdered dal mixture and mix well. Make small golf sized balls with the mixture. If the laddu is not holding shape, add one or two tbsps of melted ghee and mix well. Make laddus with rest of the mixture.
  • Store in an airtight container. The laddus will stay fresh for a fortnight.

Sweet Dates Laddu

Dates are rich in Iron and they also provide a wide range of essential nutrients, and are a very good source of dietary potassium. The sugar content of ripe dates is about 80% and the remainder consists of protein, fiber, and trace elements. Similarly laddus are also a tasty and good south indian food. When you combine dates with Laddu’s the duo tastes better.

Ingredients

  • Dates : 4Cups (Seeds removed)

    Khova : 2 Cups

  • Grinded coconut : 2 Cups
  • Sugar : 1/2 Cup
  • Almonds : 1/2 Cup grinded
  • Ghee : 3/4 cup
  • KasKas / Sesame : 1/2 Cup
  • Cardamom powder : 1tsp

Method

  • Grind the finely chopped dates into a fine paste and keep it in a bowl.
  • In a pan, add ghee and the dates paste. Fry it for some time.
  • Add Khova, coconut, sugar to the pan and saute in a low flame.
  • Add cardamom powder and almonds. Keep saute.
  • Keep on stirring until the paste gets separated from the sides of the pan.
  • Transfer it into a tray and let it cool.
  • Make small balls of Laddu’s when the mixture gets cooled.
  • In a flat dish add sesame seeds or grinded conconut and roll the laddu over it to get it decorated.

Note: Adding a little Cashew too to the preparation will make it more tasty.

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