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

  • 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.


radha said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Vidya Chandrahas said...

Well dieting involves a balance by cutting out all sugars...love these healthy ladoos
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Vanamala Hebbar said...

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

Priya Suresh 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.

Lakshmi said...

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

Sudhir R 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