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aate ke laddu served in a big plate with cashew almond & wooden spoons.
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Gond ke laddu

Gond Ke Laddu is rich in nutrients and traditional Indian sweet which is prepared in winters and a great healthy snack. In India, every household prepares aate aur Gond ke ladoo in the winter season. Dry fruit laddu with wholewheat is a great snack for all age group people, especially for kids & toddlers.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 18 Pieces
Calories 279kcal
Author Bhawana

Ingredients

  • 2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2.5 cup lotus seeds phool makhana
  • ¼ cup almond chopped
  • ¼ cup cashew
  • 2 tbsp melon seeds (optional)
  • ¼ cup pistachio
  • ¼ cup edible gum gond
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • ¼ cup raisins optional
  • 1 cup ghee 2-3 tblsp extra
  • 2 cup jaggery powder

Instructions

Step-1 Roasting wheat flour

  • First of all, take a heavy-bottomed pan and add wholewheat flour and ghee. You need ghee as much as that covers each particle of the flour.
    preparation of making gond laddu. roasting wheat flour
  • Roast on the medium to low flame till the flour color changes to golden brown color. This process takes about 20-25 min. Be careful as it tends to get burnt quickly.
    roast till wheat flour changes color to golden brown.
  • When flour is done, keep that aside in a wide plate.
    wheat flour turns brown in color. Ready to transfer to a big plate.
  • IMPORTANT. 20-25 minutes are taken in roasting flour. This makes gond ladoo a crunchy crisp texture. You may notice sort of gooey texture which sticks in teeth if the flour is not roasted well.

Step-2 Roasting chopped nuts & seeds

  • In the same kadhai add 1 tbsp of ghee and roast chopped almond, cashew, pistachio, raisins, and melon seeds.
    roasting dry fruits & seeds in ghee to make gondh laddu
  • Once they change color transfer to the same plate you added roasted wheat flour.
    one seeds & nuts changes color transfer them to the same plate as wheat flour

Step-3 Roasting lotus seeds, Grind & Add

  • Add lotus seeds in the same kadhai with a little quantity of ghee and roast for 3-4 min. Let it cool down.
    Once they are cool, coarsely grind them and add in the mixture.
    lotus seeds are roasted, coarsely ground and added in mixture.

Step-4 Frying edible gum powder (gond) in ghee

  • Grind the edible gum to a fine powder. It will be easy to fry while adding to ghee at a later stage.
    Finally, take all the remaining ghee in a kadhai and add edible gum powder. It will puff up and changes color to little golden color. now turn off the flame.
    frying edible gum in ghee
  • Add this to the mixture and combine everything together.

Step-4 Add cardamom powder & jaggery

  • To this add jaggery powder and cardamom powder. NOTE- You need a big bowl or Kadai to mix everything perfectly.
    jaggery & cardamom powder added.

Step- 5 Mix well

  • Mix well with your hands now. NOTE- I had to transfer it to a big kadai.
    Add all the remaining ghee and keep mixing until everything combine uniformly.
    mixing gond ke laddu

Step- 6 Add extra ghee if mixture is too dry

  • In case you find this mixture a bit dry then add 2 tbsp extra ghee and mix. You should be able to form ladoos.
    added extra ghee for moisture

Step- 7 Start making gondh laddu

  • Take a fistful mixture and shape it into a round ball. Do the same process with the rest of the mixture.
    gond ke laddu are ready to serve
  • Dry fruit laddu with wholewheat flour and edible gum or gond ke ladoos are ready to serve.
    aate ke laddu served in a big plate with cashew almond & wooden spoons.

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Notes

Tips 
Making gond ke laddu is a very straight forward recipe, however there are few points to take care if you wish to make the BEST ladoo.
    • Any variety of nuts and dry fruits can be added to this recipe as per choice.
    • Roasting wheat flour on low-medium heat.
    • If the mixture is too dry increase ghee for 2-3 tbsp. Decreasing ghee quantity is not recommended as it will lose the purpose of making such delicious and nutritious sweet.
    • Replace jaggery with the same amount of sugar if you want to make dry fruits ladoo with sugar.
    • Make sure adding gond when ghee is hot. It should be puffed up nicely else it will be very chewy.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg