Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sugarfree. Dates Laddus

Dates provide instant energy and revitalize the body. Dates are an excellent source of iron. They are also rich in several minerals like Potassium, Calcium, Manganese, Magnesium and copper. One can nibble on Dates anytime of the day.
These  Laddus are power packed with all the goodness of dates and contain no added sugar. They are not overtly sweet. I am sure you would enjoy them just as I do.

With the Navratris fast approaching , I thought of sharing this recipe with you as these can be had during fasts.

Ingredients : gives  12 small sized laddus

Dates                             100 gms
Milk                               1 cup ( 240ml)
Malai.                            1/8 cup (optional)
Fresh Coconut                1/ 2 cup grated
Sesame seeds                 1 tbsp
Nutmeg                          1/4 tsp( grated)
Ginger pd                       1/4 tsp
Desiccated Coconut        3 tbsp

Method :
  1. Finely chop the dates.
  2. Lightly roast the sesame seeds, keep them aside
  3. In a deep sauce pan, preferably non stick , cook dates, milk, malai and coconut.
  4. Cook on low heat , uncovered , until  the mixture dries up completely.
  5. Remove from fire.
  6. Mix in nutmeg , ginger pd and sesame seeds.
  7. Let it cool.
  8. Take a tbsp of the mixture at a time, shape it into a round.
  9. Roll it into desiccated coconut and keep it aside.
  10. Repeat the same process with the remaining mixture.
  11. Keep these Laddus in referigerator.