This sugar-free dry fruits & nuts ladoos are full of healthy benefits as it is prepared only from nuts and dry fruits and no sugar is used. Yes a little effort one has to put but believe me it is worth. A little precaution one has to take of not over eating it, they are so delicious that one can hardly control their temptation to have more. The reason is, it is harmful to have more than required daily intake of nuts and dry fruits.
With winter coming, our body becomes more prone to cold, cough and other respiratory track infections. This mainly happens due to low immunity. We need to take more care of our body by regular exercise, healthy diet and healthy lifestyle.
Having dry fruits helps in building the immune system as they are rich in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and essential oils. Moreover it provides warmth to our body in winters. I have seen my mother making those scrumptious ladoos during our childhood and still she is following it. With every winter I look forward desperately for my share of ladoos.
This old tradition of making winter ladoos is followed in most parts of India. Only thing has changed is the way of preparing them by the new generation because we have become more health and diet conscious. But the main root of tradition is still preserved.
- Khajur/Date palm – 200 gms
- Almond/ Badam – 2 cups
- Apricot/Khubani – 1 cup
- Walnut/Akhrot – 1 cup
- Dry fig/ Anjeer – 18 to 20 nos
- Cashew/Kaju – ½ cup
- Dry date/ Kharik – 1 cup
- Dry roast almond, walnut and cashew separately on low flame.
- Let them cool down to room temperature.
- Remove the seeds from Kharik/dry date, apricot/Khubani and chop it roughly.
- Also roughly chop dry fig/Anjeer.
- I have used seedless date palm/Khajur. Roughly chop them also.
- Grind all the ingredients separately with almond, cashew, walnut /Akhrot and dry date/Kharik first.
- Then grind the other dry fruits.
- Now mix all the powder in a bowl. Initially it will be very dry and hard to bind and looks some what like this as shown below
- For that divide the mixture into 2 or 4 portion depending on the size of mixer jar and grind each portions of the mixture for 2 minutes. This will generate heat and the release some oil from the dry fruits & nuts which will make the mixture more homogenous and provide binding. As you can see the difference in the pictures shown below.
- Once all the mixture is grinded, mix once again with hand.
- Now the mixture is ready for making ladoos. Roll into small size ladoos.
- Store in a clean, dry and air tight container.
- Start your day with these energy boosting ladoo.