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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dates Badam Laddu/ Dates Almonds Balls- A Healthy Dessert

I was determined to try some healthy dessert. After all sugary, high calorie desserts enjoyed during Diwali, I  wanted to try something without sugar and enjoy it guilt free. This weekend we had plans to meet one of our friends who is pregnant, what would be a better occasion to try a healthy dessert than this? So I tried this Dates almonds laddu, Sweetness from the date and the crunchiness from the almonds made a wonderful combination. The cinnamon and nutmeg used perfectly set the holiday mood. Perfect as a dessert for the holiday parties for those health conscious guests. :) 
  

What are the ingredients needed?
Dates, 1 cup
Almonds, 1/4 cup
Milk, 2-3 teaspoon
Cinnamon powder, 1/4 tsp
Cardamom powder,1/4 tsp
Nutmeg powder, a pinch
Butter (room temperature), for rolling


How it is made?
  1. Dry roast the almonds and chop them to small pieces.
  2. Roughly chop the dates and coarsely grind them in a food processor along with cinnamon powder, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder. To ease grinding process,  add a teaspoon of milk (or more as needed, but add gradually).
  3. Heat a non stick pan and add the ground mixture from food processor, cook for few minutes. 
  4. Add the chopped almonds to this and mix well.
  5. Remove from heat and let it cool lightly to a bearable warmth. Then equally divide them and grease hands with butter and roll them into balls.
  6. For the size of balls (small bite size ones) I have made, I got 14.
  7. Store them in airtight container and enjoy !!!

30 comments:

  1. They look perfect and so much tempting with the glaze..Yummy!

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  2. Delicious laddu with healthy dates and almond.

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  3. Wow!! they look so yummlicious and perfect shaped.

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  4. Wow amazing :) i ll make it for sure as i have lots of dates..Super idea and u saved me :)

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  5. Lovely cliks dear...I'm drooling to taste this laddu...

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  6. Oh wow! I saw a similar recipe in a magazine a while ago. Now after seeing your 'delicious' ladoos I am very tempted to try :)

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  7. Wow beautiful laddu and clicks...Loved the gloss...

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  8. Dates ladoo is super good and love the fact you have not added sugar and still it must be sweet :) love the gorgeous clicks Divya

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  9. nice clicks divya.. really a healthy dessert :)

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  10. Looks scrumptious, I could munch on the whole lot in a day!

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  11. wow very healthy ladoos and tempting clicks....

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  12. super tempting n healthy ladoos...

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  13. I sure like to try this..dates is a good form of fibre.

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  14. Wow very tempting and yummy ladoos. Quite healthy too

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  15. Just feel like grabbing one.. yumm

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  16. Healthy ladoos,kids will love this,will surely try this.

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  17. I dont mind grabbing some and having rite now, damn cute laddoos.

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  18. It looks very tempting n healthy....

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  19. Yes, after all those fried and sugary food during Diwali I do need something like this. In fact I brought dates yesterday to make some ladoos. great recipe!

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  20. healthy ladoos.. must be yummy :)

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  21. Wow, what can go wrong with this combo, looks awesome..

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  22. Hi Divya,
    I am priya's friend, joined ur blog...
    I am very surprised to know that ladoos can be prepared even using dates..going to try this soon..

    http://saraniskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  23. I like that these are so healthy. I might add a little cacao just for the fun of it. : )

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  24. Delicious and nutritious laddu.

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