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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ragi Laddus

 

The month long marathon is coming to an end today and wow, it was nothing short of a roller coaster ride. Guests at home, sick kids and other personal issues couldn't stop me. Prior to this, I had never blogged nonstop for a month in my 6+ years of blogging and this opportunity gave me a glimpse into some traditional / regional cooking that I was unaware of. On the whole, it had been an exciting and learning experience.
Here is platter of healthy and nutritious ragi laddus that are quick to put together, on the final day of April blogging marathon. All the good things that go into these laddu preparation of course make them yummy and is an easy way to introduce the kids to ragi. 

Ingredients: (For 15 laddus)
1/2 cup ragi huri hittu / ragi flour
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup peanuts and / or cashews
1/2 cup sesame seeds
3/4 cup grated dry coconut
1/2 cup jaggery powder (or to taste)
1 tsp cardamom powder


Method:
* Dry toast ragi flour if using, almonds, peanuts, cashews and sesame seeds individually. Toast ragi flour for a couple of minutes. Almonds and sesame seeds each need around a minute to get toasted. Skin peanuts if preferred. Let them cool.
* Grind all the ingredients to the desired texture in a blender or a food processor.
* Shape the ground mixture into laddus. I did not add any ghee / milk to make laddus. There is no need unless if the mixture is too dry to shape into laddus.
* Store them in an airtight container. They can be refrigerated.

Check what other marathoners are cooking during this month long marathon.

Comments 

15 comments:

Srivalli said...

Those are some healthy laddus..Thank you Suma, for the initiation...if not for you I might have never thought of the month long marathon..and it's great that with all the things that came your way, you still managed to do such a wonderful job. I have enjoyed each and every post..Kudos on the wonderful job!

Priya Suresh said...

Very healthy and super nutty laddoos, love the colour of the laddoos, different from that dark colour laddoos.

Rajani S said...

The laddoos look very good! Yumm....

Nalini's Kitchen said...

healthy looking ladoos..

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Hope everything has settled down at home. It was fun to do the marathon with you!
Enjoyed all your down to earth recipes and this laddu is definitely at the top of my to-do list!!

Preety said...

ladus made with healthy ingredients..what could be better than that

vaishali sabnani said...

Suma, trust me sometimes I go Green. ..Jealous!..ehe..love the ladoos that you make, I am so bad with them, actually I have never tried making them..the problem is no body eats:(..but every time you post a ladoo, I feel like popping one in my mouth.Super!, and thanks dear for sparking the long marathon, loved it.

Pinksocks said...

Wow... I have not heard of them. Kudos on completing the marathon :)

Preeti Garg said...

Wow lovely and tasty... feel me hungry

Rajani S said...

I am sorry my comment got published before I was done. I wanted to say that it was great running the BM with you. Great that you came up with different recipes despite having to face so much on your personal front.

Suchi Sm said...

Healthy ladoo... best way to add the ragi in diet like this I book marked....

veena krishnakumar said...

These healthy ladoos are so delicious

Vanamala Hebbar said...

love the ladoos ...

Pavani N said...

That's one healthy, nutritious laddoo. Will try soon. Lovely clicks.

Manju said...

Healthy Laddu, first time hearing laddus using Ragi.