diwali

Oats Ladoo

Diwali is almost here and I’m very excited. I made a list of sweets and snacks two weeks back and I cant wait to try them out. Every year, we start making sweets a week before diwali which usually consists of adhirasam, rava(cream of wheat) ladoos,gulab jamuns and murukku. On the day of diwali, we make suzhiyans and medhu vada.I’ll try my best to update recipes of above mentioned sweets and snacks as soon as possible.

How can I talk about diwali sweets and not mention ladoos? We indians love ladoos, don’t we? Today, I’m going to share a recipe of ladoo that is not only yummy but also healthy. Yes, oats ladoo it is. It is very simple and can be made in a jiffy. Do try it out and let me know how you guys liked it.

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Required Ingredients:

  • Oats- 1 cup
  • Jaggery-3/4 cup
  • Freshly grated coconut-1/4 cup
  • Ghee-3 -5 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder- 1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts-10
  • Raisins-10

Method:

Dry roast oats on medium flame in a kadai/wok for 2 minutes until it leaves out aroma. Do not let it brown.

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Let it cool for a while and powder it coarsely in a mixie/food processor.

Heat jaggery and coconut on low flame in a kadai/wok. Keep stirring.

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Add cardamom powder, stir until it meltsย down completely. Once it starts to get dry, add 2 tbsp of ghee and mix well.

Now, add powdered oats and mix. Take it off the flame. Let it cool completely.

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Grease your palm with ghee and make small balls (ladoos) out of the oats-jaggery mixture.

Store it in an air tight container and have it within 3 days.

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Notes:

  • If your oats mixture gets too dry, add 2 tbsp of milk and ghee and saute on low flame for a minute. Let it cool and make ladoos out of it.

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