I tried healthy dates nuts ragi laddu recipe for my daughter. Let me tell you the scenario at my home up until 3 months ago. Every morning, I would offer soaked almonds and cashews, pistachios and walnuts to my daughter, but she would make faces. She didn’t like eating dry fruits. But as a mother, I had to find alternate ways to feed her these nuts. So I looked up on Google for a few recipes using dry fruits, and came across this dates ladoo recipe by Hebbar’s Kitchen. I found it simple and easy to make.
I tried the khajur laduu recipe as per the recipe. My daughter loved it. So the next time, I tweaked it a little. I added ragi flour or nachni flour to the date ladoo and also added sesame seeds/til. And let me tell you, my daughter still loved the ladoo. She eats one dates nuts ragi laddu every morning before leaving for school.
Ingredients for dates nuts ragi ladoos. The best part is all these ingredients you can easily get at your local provision store.
- 200 gm finger millet (ragi/nachni) flour
- 500 gm seedless dates
- 50 gm almonds, pistachios, walnuts each
- 50 gm sesame seeds
- 6 tbsp ghee
How to make dates laddu with dry fruits and nachni? Dates nuts ragi laddu recipe
- In a pan, dry roast almonds for 5-7 mins. Remove it in a plate and let it cool.
- In the same pan, dry roast sesame seeds for 5-7 mins or till they slightly change their color. Remove it on a plate and let it cool.
- In the pan, add ghee, let it heat and then add the nachni flour to the ghee. Roast the flour in ghee till it changes color.
- Put seedless dates in a deep bottom dish or bowl and mash it nicely with your hands. Good quality dates are soft and don’t need to be blended.
- In a mixer-blender, add roasted almonds, pistachios and walnuts and blend it coarsely. Empty it in a bowl.
- Now to the mixer, add the roasted sesame seeds and blend it coarsely. Empty it in the bowl containing nuts mixture.
- Add, the seeds and nuts mixture to the date mixture.
- Lastly, add the roasted ragi flour to the deep bowl with date, nuts and seeds mixture. Mix it all well.
- Take a little mixture in your hands and roll it into a ball. It will be hot due to roasted nachni flour, so take care. I prefer to roll laddus while the mixture is still hot as it is easier to form it into laddus.
- Store it in an airtight container. If it’s not too humid, you can keep it outside or else in the fridge it goes. I keep it outside, even in the rainy season in Mumbai, and it doesn’t spoil.
Tips for making dates nuts ragi laddu
- Take little mixture only and make small balls, this way, you won’t feel very hot.
- You may even add crushed dried apricot and dried berries – just reduce the quantity of dates accordingly.
- You may add dessicated coconut however coconut tends to leave a stale oily smell after a few days. So keep your dates nuts ragi ladoos in the fridge if you add coconut or eat them quickly.
- You may even use crushed cardamom seeds for extra flavor.
Hope you try this healthy dates nuts ragi laddus recipe at home and do let me know how they turned out.