Navratri is here and its time to get cooking!! I have a long list of delicious treats that I want to make and this list only gets longer each year:) Hey, what's a festival without delicious sweets and savories to tickle the taste buds. If you are looking for Fasting Recipes | Vrat ka Khana, you are at the right spot too as I have a great archive of some delicious Fasting Foods.
This morning I made Laddoos. Healthy ones. In fact, these laddoos are just like a good power bar, perfect for winter. They are a combination of oats, dates, almonds, and sesame seeds. No sugar, little ghee. Perfect to share with loved ones who are watching their waistline and a healthy treat for the kids on any day.
1/2 cup oats
11/4cup dates (about 30 pieces)
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
2 tsp ghee (clarified butter)
- Toast the oats in a large frying pan on a very gentle heat until they turn fragrant. Grind to a coarse powder.
- Repeat for the almonds.
- Toast the sesame seeds in the same pan until they turn pink.Set aside.
- Chop the dates and blend to a fine paste in the blender.
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the date paste, mix together to ensure even spread.
- Now add the ghee and bind it all into a dough.
- Pinch out walnut sized pieces and form into balls.
- Save in an airtight box.
- This Laddoo recipe does not use sugar. Dates provide ample sugar.
- To up the sweetness quotient, add about 2 tablespoons of powdered jaggery to the recipe.
- Alternatively you could use the same amount to dried figs. Just grind to a paste and add in Step 6.
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