Healthy Ragi Laddoos recipe this festive season

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Laddoos are a staple favourite at every festival. Ragi laddoos can add to the health quotient while keeping the taste buds tingling. Try this easy recipe.

Ladoos are inevitably a necessity during festivals in India. Thanks to Chota Bheem, it’s become a popular sweet among kids too these days though it’s hardly a healthy trend, now is it?

So how can we change the health quotient and still indulge your kid’s sweet tooth? What if we could make these laddoos in a healthier way with nutrition and goodness loaded?

Having tried Ragi/Finger Millet in cakes and cookies, I was tempted to try them as laddoos. Yeah, you read it right: Ragi Laddoos. It’s a power house of nutrition. Look no further.

Preparation steps

  1. Dry roast the Ragi flour in a wok. This helps in removing any moisture in the flour as well as the raw taste.
  2. Crush the peanuts and add them to the roasted Ragi flour.
  3. To this add coconut, jaggery, cardamom powder and combine them well.
  4. Add few teaspoons of milk, one teaspoon at a time, to the mixture and check for the consistency. If you are able to make balls, you are at the right consistency else add some more and keep repeating till you can hold up the mixture to make stiff balls.
  5. Roll each ball in powdered almonds when moist.


And in under 20 minutes you have delicious, guilt-free ragi laddoos for the whole family to enjoy!

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