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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Amaranth Flour - Pistachio Balls / Rajgira Ke Atta - Pista laddu

Here are some nutritious and healthy laddu for adults and kids alike. These are gluten free and are easy to make. I thought of using a millet flour for this week's theme and zeroed on amaranth flour. I added pistachios but any or a mixture of nuts can be substituted here. We felt that they tasted similar to the classic sunnundalu of Andhra which are made using husked black gram / sabut urad dal and jaggery and had a hint of milk powder texture.

Ingredients: (Yield 8 laddus)
3 tbsp. Ghee
1/2 cup Rajgira ke atta / Amaranth flour
1/4 cup shelled pistachios
6 to 8 tbsp. powdered jaggery
1/8 tsp. ground cardamom
* Heat a pan and add ghee. When ghee melts, add amaranth flour and toast it on low flame until you start to smell the aroma, about five minutes.
* Lightly toast the pistachios and keep them aside to cool.
* Add the pistachios to a food processor or a blender and grind them coarsely. Next add the remaining ingredients and pulse a few times to combine.
* Transfer the ingredients onto a plate or bowl. When the mixture is cool enough to handle, shape them into balls. Shape the laddus when the mixture is still warm.
* Let them cool and store them in an airtight container.
This goes to Blogging marathon #86, under the theme 'All that come round are laddus?'. Check out the page to read what other marathoners are cooking.



vaishali sabnani said...

Wow ! This Ladoo sounds so healthy ! I recently got the Rajigiri flour , and have just about 1/2 a cup left , will try them in a few days .

Sharmila kingsly said...

Lovely pick of the ingredients... Love the addition of pistachios here..

Rujuta said...

Hi Suma,
Such a wonderful healthy laddoo recipe and looks delicious..
And this can be eaten during fasts as well
Thanks for sharing the recipe
Best Wishes

Priya Suresh said...

Wow, this laddoos tempts me a lot, never had a chance to cook or taste rajgira flour. Laddoos like fabulous.

MySpicyKitchen said...

AS you said, these do look like sunnundalu. Pistachios is a nice addition

Unknown said...

wow this is an interesting ladoo with rajgira flour and pistachios in it , looks so addictive and you have shaped them so well suma .. They do look similar to sunnadalu

Harini R said...

I have tasted these at a friend's house during navrathri. I agree with you that they taste more like sunnundalu. Adding pista is a new twist.

Srividhya said...

So happy to see all these traditional millet based ladoos. Can't wait to try them. Love the addition of pistachios. Very nice.

cookingwithsapana said...

I once tried rajgira halwa and totally loved it, I am sure ladoo must be delicious too.

Jayashree said...

Amaranth flour is something I've been wanting to try out for some time now. The texture of these laddus looks so good.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

healthy and delicious ladoo, amarnath flour has a distinctive flavor, i bet pistachios would lend a perfect flavor to make it a addictive ladoo!!!

Suja Ram said...

Interesting recipe using Amaranth flour..Will try once..Looks so nice.

Chef Mireille said...

amaranth flour makes this so healthy - what a delicious yet healthy treat