Diwali the festival of lights is coming. In kannada we call it Deepawali. This festival is of lighting many lights, distributing sweets and ofcourse children bursting crackers. I thought of posting some sweets recipes for this occasion, for which I had a discussion with my sister. She reminded me about Dry Fruits Laddu which we had tried during our college days, that had good result. I thought let me try it once again before posting, since it was very long ago and prepared this easy recipe of Dry Fruits Ladoo for Diwali. But even before the commencement of festival, this sweet got over. My husband and his brother liked it a lot. My daughter doesn’t eat Dates, so I had prepared very little quantity. This Dry Fruits Laddu has no Sugar or Jaggery added in it. So you can say it is “Sugarless Laddu” too.
I remember how my mother used to struggle in preparing Antinunde, which tasted different. This recipe I am posting is very easy to prepare. I will post the Antinunde recipe in the coming days. I want to learn more Jaggery based recipes from my mother. She does many variety of Laddus(ladoo in hindi) learnt from my Grandpa.
Coming to the recipe, it is very simple to make. Only time taking thing is to cut the Cashew nuts, Almonds and Pistachios without powdering them. Once it is done, preparation becomes easy and within no time you can finish making Laddus. Just roast the Pistachios, Cashew nuts, Almonds(Badam) and Raisins in ghee. Mix well with pulsed Dates and mash it by making Laddu balls. Dates give good taste while chewing the Dry Fruits Laddu.
Now try this Dry Fruits Laddu and enjoy Diwali in the sweetest way. Happy Diwali.
Dry Fruits Laddu – Sugarless Ingredients:
- Raisins – 3 Tbsp
- Seedless Dates (Kajoor) – 1 Cup
- Pistachios – 1/4 Cup
- Cashew nuts – 1/4 Cup
- Almonds (Badam) – 1/4 Cup
- Ghee / Clarified butter – 1 Tbsp
- Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
How to Make Dry Fruits Laddu – Sugarless
1. Chop Pistachios, Cashew nuts and Almonds to small pieces with the help of knife. Do not pulse these in mixer grinder. Chopping is the only time taking job here.
2. If you feel like chopping the Raisins, you can cut into halves. I cut the Raisin too.
3. In a mixer grinder, add Seedless Dates, (I used Lion Dates) and pulse for 4-5 times, do not grind it to smooth paste, blend coarsely. Keep everything ready before you start the process.
4. Heat Ghee in a kadai, (I used Non-stick pan, as I felt the dates may stick to the Kadai).
5. To it you add Raisins, Cashew nuts, Almonds and Pistachios. Fry until they slightly change colour. You get good aroma from it while frying. It may take 3 or 4 minutes.
6. Now add the pulsed Dates and mash it properly so that all the other ingredients mix well with the Dates.
7. Finally add Cardamom Powder and mix well.
8. Keep on low flame for 2 minutes and switch off the flame. Allow it to cool a bit for 3 or 4 minutes. Do not cool completely. You cannot prepare Laddus once it matches normal temperature.
9. When it is slightly warm itself, start making the Laddu balls. I got 12 Laddus from the above measurement.
Serve hot or cold. Store it in an airtight container.