Sunday, 23 June 2013

Dates and dry fruits laddoo(no bake/no cook)

These laddoos are a nice way to add dates into kids diet. They would sure love the crunchiness from the nuts. These laddoos are very easy to make and does not involve any cooking or baking. Just pulse the deseeded dates and nuts along with a tablespoon of date syrup to get a coarse mixture and make them into small laddoos. Its as simple as that.

I generally add almonds, cashew and dried grapes to the dates, but any other dried fruit can be added. Even orange rind can be added for that extra flavor. For 500 gms of dates, 1 1/2 cups of dry fruits is sufficient. Just stick to this ratio even if adding more varities of dry fruit.

I have made these laddoos only with the blade attachment of the food processor. I am not sure if the dates and nuts would be ground uniformly if using the regular mixer jar.

Here is the recipe to make around 25 laddoos.

Recipe Source: Various blogs
Dates500 gmsMake sure that its deseeded, otherwise it might spoil the food processor blade
Almond1/2 cup-
Cashew1/2 cup-
Dried grapes1/2 cupBlack variety can be used too.
Date syrup1 tbspI used lion dates syrup. This is just to bring the mixture together so that it can be made into laddoos

1. Add all the ingredients to the food processor with blade attachment.
2. Grind to a coarse mixture.
3. Take a small portion of the mixture and press with the fingers to shape into a laddoo. Repeat the same for the rest of the mixture
4. Store in an air tight container.

Still not clear???? Scroll down for step wise pictures...