Dry Fruits Laadooo

It is Dasara time and I have been trying hard not to make any sweets for Naivendya- offering to the good gods. We have had a great time with extended family the last 3 months and a large part of it was eating manic eating! Just the time we thought we had returned to more sane eating, here comes Dasara. I have not made any of my Dasara staples this time around. But for Saraswathi Pooja I simply could not resist the urge to make something sweet. So here is something that is no cook and no sweat.
We will need,

Raisins 1 measure
Copra 1 Measure
Dates 1 measure
Figs (dried) 1 measure
Almonds 1 measure
Cashew 1 measure
Cardamon a few seeds

Method:
  • Toast the copra, cashews and almonds separately on a moderately hot skillet. Set it aside to cool.
  • Once the nuts are cool, combine everything in a mixer and pulse till smooth and comes together.
  • Remove from the mixer and press it into balls the size of limes. 
  • Enjoy it as a prasada or as a part of a meal.
P.S: I did not add sugar because the dried fruits are quite sweet by themselves. If needed sugar can be added to the mixer before pulsing as desired.

9 comments:

radha said...

Love this. And the natural sweetness of the fruit is more than enough. And rightly you have not added any sugar.

Nagashree said...

I empathise completely with you on the diet front :-), family & gathering are synonymous with food in our culture. Laadoo looks wonderful.

Vidhya said...

Well dieting involves a balance by cutting out all sugars...love these healthy ladoos
1st time visitor and a follower too

Vanamala Hebbar said...

i will try this sometime..nice recipe..loved it
Happy Dasara...Missed mysore alva?

Priya said...

Such an excellent and super healthy laddoos,loving it.

Kannada Cuisine said...

Thanks Radha,Priya, Nagashree..

@Vidhya, great to see you and hope to see you soon again

@Vanamala, Alwa..Mysore Dasara bitre illa.

LG said...

Aahaaa...antinunde nenpaitu...ladooo nange parcel madri :)

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Looks inviting, I wonder if the ingredients were coarsely ground would it give a better visual appeal. But then I am no cook.

Dried Fruit Gifts said...

such nice sweets you have prepared with the use of dry fruits