Very healthy and Nutritious Protein Laddoo with step by step instructions.
These laddus are very tasty and nutritious.even the picky eaters would to like have them.i have uploaded this post on request of my YouTube subscribers and viewers (for worried mothers).
growing kids need more protein to build a healthy and strong body.every mother tries to give them very healthy and tasty food always.But I really could never understand why they don’t like all the foods.even a really tastier food seems to be crap to them.Oh God!they probably might be having some messy missing taste buds 🙂
I have few funny entwined memories with this recipe.my mother used to make these laddoos in my childhood.she had continued the same for her granddaughter.my daughter never liked these laddus.she used to hide under the bed at wall side corner so that I could not catch her easily.so used to be there for hours to avoid eating. she used to say “Amma andulo Unnulu( she didn’t know how to pronounce NUVVULU(sesame/til)) unnayi nenu tinanu”. that means “mom that laddoo has Sesame seeds, I don’t want to eat”. we had to compromise finally.started making them without sesame seeds.but now she is a grown up girl.she eats whatever I give her.
I have used organic cane sugar for making the laddoos.but you can use jaggery.you can add soya bean powder to make them more nutritious or protein rich.I made 22 laddus out of this powder.each laddu weighs about 25 grams approximately. each one has nearly 4 grams of protein.if you add soya powder the protein value raises by 1 gram i.e 5 grams.if you want to add soya bean powder, just roast it in the ghee/clarified butter before adding.50 grams of soya bean powder would be enough for 450 to 500 grams of the remaining mixture.
you can give 2 laddoos to your kids daily.one in the morning and one in the evening.if your kids are below 4 years, please help them while eating as it may get stuck in the throat.give it to them in small pieces at a time.stay healthy and be happy always.try and enjoy… 🙂
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Text version of Protein Laddoo
- 170 grams or 3/4 cup black gram/urad dal
- 30 grams or 1/3 cup oats
- 35 grams or 1/4 cup cashew nuts
- 35 grams or 1/4 cup almonds
- 80 grams 1/2 cup ragi/finger millets flour
- 200 grams jaggery powder
- 75 ml ghee/clarified butter
- 5 cardamom pods
- rinse urad dal/black gram until the water comes out clean.
- wash very quickly and strain out the water immediately.
put them on a clean dry cloth and rub until the moisture disappears.
- keep under the ceiling fan or in sunlight for 15-20 minutes.
- roast cashew nuts, almonds for 2-3 minutes and set aside.
- dry roast oats for 2 minutes and keep aside.
- next, put the black gram and roast until you feel nice flavor or until they turn into light brown color.it takes 10-15 minutes approximately.
- grind all the roasted ingredients one by one and keep aside.
- melt 2 - 3 tbsp of ghee in a pan.
- add finger millets/ragi flour and sauté for 2-3 minutes until the raw flavor disappears.
- add oats powder, cashew nuts&almond powder, black gram powder and cane sugar or jaggery powder.
- mix for 2-3 minutes on low heat and turn off the heat.
- take melted ghee and pour 2-3 tbsp in a small part of the mixture.
- mix that part really well.take a fistful of mixture and shape into laddoo packing tightly.
- for a variation, you can use honey to make laddoos.
Video version of Protein Laddoo