Raisin Nut Balls | Ladoo

Raisin Nut balls
Raisin Nut balls


Some kids do not like to eat dates in any form and even in the form of date & nut Balls. Today’s raisin nut balls | Ladoo are very much for such kids. I have used pistachios, but you can use peanuts or walnuts or any oily nuts.  These do not need any ghee or oil and no added sugar or sweetener except for sauting. Doesn’t this sound good? Back home in India, these were prepared by my mum with peanuts, but since I do not like the kind of peanuts available here in Singapore,   I make them with whatever nuts I have in stock. The most interesting thing to note is these balls are said to increase the immunity and appetite since a major portion of this ladoos contain raisins. My personal experience says givng kids one to 2 balls a day, 45 mins before a meal makes them feel hungry and they finish the meal without much fuss.

Suitable to toddlers from 1 year onwards a small quantity if not allergic to nuts. 

These balls are helpful in alleviating morning sickness in pregnant women, if consumed early morning

Ingredients
½ cup of sweet raisins (make sure the raisins are sweet)
1 cup of pistachios or peanuts
½ tsp green cardamom powder
1 to 2 tsps of ghee
Method
1.   Wash raisins in lot of water quickly and thoroughly, several times. this is done to remove the oil or stabilizers that are used to increase the shelf life
2.   Drain and pat dry them on  cloth
3.   Fry these in 1 tsp ghee till they begin to puff up slightly
4.   Wash and dry roast the nuts, set aside to cool

5.   Powder the nuts to a fine texture or slightly coarse will do, set this aside

6.   Grind the raisins, cardamom powder in a blender to as smooth as possible without adding any liquid

7.   Add the nut powder to the raisin mix and grind to blend well, you will have a moist mix. i add few tiny chunks of nuts to this mix before i roll them

8.   Take small portions of this mix and roll them in your palm to give a ball shape
9.   If desired you can roll them in white sesame seeds or powdered sugar or coconut powder

Store these in an dry and clean air tight jar. I do not know the shelf life, since in Singapore everything has a short shelf life. I have never stored them for more than 4 to 5 days. if refrigerated will last longer.

Handle them with moist free hands
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Comments

  1. says

    wow now this is healthy snack or sweet<br />no ghee no roasting no cooking <br /><br />awesome swasthi<br /><br />and hey hope ur site prb is solved now

  2. says

    Adorable though I am not a big fan of sweet stuffs. However I have to make esp during festive seasons and yes to your healthy and tempting raisin nut balls. I am so tempted after seeing the amazing pictures.

  3. says

    I like your recipe. But I have one question. If I am using almond, walnut, flax seed powder do you think I should roast them. If yes how and how long? my 22 month has colic history and I really really want to try your recipe. please give me the suggestion

  4. says

    Hi Pallavi, <br />Roasting nuts will increase the shelf life of these balls and adds taste and aroma. Try using blanched roasted almonds, since almond skin can lead to indigestion. personally i have never used flax seeds for my kids at your little one&#39;s age. Fseeds are really hard to digest for toddlers. try using only almonds first and begin with small quantities and gradually increase. if

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