Monday, February 21, 2011

Finger Millet (Kezhvaragu) Ladoo


Ingredients:
  • Finger millet flour (Kezhvaragu or ragi) – 100 ml
  • Jaggery (powdered) – 100 ml
  • Cashew nuts – 6
  • Grated coconut – 1 Tablespoon
  • Sesame seeds – 1 Tablespoon
  • Cardamom powder – a pinch
  • Ghee (clarified butter) – 1 Teaspoon
  • Skimmed milk (warm) – 3 Tablespoons
 Method: 
  • Heat ghee in a kadai over medium heat, add cashews and roast. Keep aside.
  • In the same kadai roast ragi flour for about 5 minutes. Keep aside.
  • Turn off heat. Add sesame seeds in the same kadai and roast for few seconds and keep aside. For roasting sesame seeds, the remaining heat in the kadai is enough.
  • In a separate pan, fry coconut, cardamom powder and jaggery together until the coconut releases a good aroma. That is, coconut turns dry while dry roasting.
  • Now mix all together, sprinkle warm milk and by using your hand form them into small balls. If you feel the mixture is still dry add little more milk. Initially add a tablespoon of milk and make the mixture into crumble, then add another tablespoon of milk. Like wise add remaining milk and form the mixture into small balls.
  • Store them in an airtight container. From this recipe you will get 6 ladoos.
 Note:
  • Ragi is Finger millet.
  • Jaggery is unrefined non-centrifugal whole cane sugar.
  • Both are available in Indian stores.
  • You can substitute powdered sugar for jaggery.

32 comments:

  1. Woww...healthy sweet laddu,looks tempting..

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  2. Very healthy ladoo, nice presentation.

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  3. What a lovely recipe,It looks absolutely delicious..

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  4. Delicious and healthy ladoo.love the color,looks inviting.

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  5. Fantastic recipe dear..healthy n delicious!


    US Masala

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  6. This is a nice one.... lovely looking ladoos..
    Reva

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  7. Feel like having this healthy ladoos,soo marvellous..

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  8. this ladoo looks healthy and delicious with jaggery

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  9. healthy and delicious ladoos..nice recipe dear!

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  10. thts indeed a treat to the eyes ...yummy n healthy

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  11. அருமையான சத்தான லட்டு...அனைவருக்கும் மிகவும் பிடித்த உருண்டை...பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றி...

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  12. Hi Veni

    Parggave superaa iruggu ;konjam parcel anuppa mudiyumaa :)

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  13. Looks yum n simple ...I will try this ..

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  14. Nice! I have never had these before.

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  15. Sounds healthy and yummy! Looks tempting...

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  16. They sure look delish, very new and innovative.

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  17. so many new ingredients for me to try!

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  18. Se ve delicioso y fácil de hacer,me encantaría probarlas.abrazos.

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  19. First time here, love your space. Kezhvaragu is a staple in my household and I love your idea of making this awesome ladoo.

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  20. Love kezhvaragu laadu' very healthy and fulfilling one.

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  21. Great guilt-free treats :-)Liking the dark color too

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  22. Dear friends thanks for your comments

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