Flax seeds & Nuts Ladoo

Ingredients

Flaxseedsladdu-1024x682Flax seeds (Agase beeja – ½ cup
Sesame seeds – ½ cup
Walnuts (akhrot) – ¼ cup
Almonds (badam) – ¼ cup
Pistachios – ¼ cup
Coarsely powdered mix of flax seeds, sesame seeds, dry nuts powder
Dates (Khajoor) – 4-5
Dried fig (Anjeer) – 4-5
Brown sugar or powdered jiggery 3-4 tsps
Ghee (clarified butter) – 2 tsps
Cardamom powder –  ¾ – 1 tsp
Honey – 2 tsp (optional)

Method

  • Dry roast the flax seeds and sesame seeds separately. (Note – Flax seeds have to be roasted till they pop and crack well)
  • Similarly dry roast Almonds, Pistachios, and Walnuts.
  • Roughly chop the dried figs and dates.
  • Now coarsely powder the flax seeds and sesame together.
  • Similarly powder the roasted dry nuts.
  • Lastly coaresely powder/fine chop the chopped dates and dry figs.
  • In a pan add ghee and add the coarsely powdered dates and figs.
  • Mix them well. After a minute add brown sugar or the powdered jaggery and give it a mix.
  • Add ½ cup water just to get a syrup consistency to bind all the powders.
  • Once the syrups starts to thicken add the powdered mix of seeds and dry nuts.
  • Give a mix and swtich of the flame. Allow this to slightly cool and add cardomom powder for flavor. Honey can be added for extra sweetness at this point of time.
  • Mix them well and take this mixture in one hand and press it to start giving the shape of laddu’s or any desired shapes.
  • Enjoy this wonderfully healthy bite of laddu filled with rich nutrient values.