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DRY FRUIT LADDU

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Almonds 
  • 1/2 cup Dry dates 
  • 1/2 cup Raisins 
  • 1/2 cup Cashews 
  • 1/2 cup Pista
  • 1/2 cup melon seeds 
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts 
  • 1 1/2 cups Grated fresh coconut 
  • 1/2 cup Poppy seeds 
  • 1/4 cup Edible gum / gondh
  • 2 cups Jaggery
  • 1/2 cup Ghee
  • 1 tsp dry ginger powder 
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder 
  • 1/2 tsp Cloves powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg ,grated

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Method:

  • Chop all the dry fruits to thin long pieces .
  • Dry roast all the flavoring ingridients ie cardamom , cloves,mace etc and crush to powder .
  • Dry roast poppy seeds such that they are aromatic .Take 1 tbsp ghee n roast fresh coconut on very slow flame. 
  • Take a kadai /a pan and take a tbsp of ghee. Add edible gum to the ghee and fry till they get nicely puffed up like popcorn . Once done , keep aside . slightly crush and powder roasted gum.
  • In the same pan, fry almonds, raisins, cashews,melon seeds,macadamia nuts & pista separately until they are crisp .Add little ghee each time.
  • Add the roasted nut,dry dates,roasted poppy seeds, coconut and flavor powders in a big bowl. Mix well.
  • Now make jaggery syrup . Take the pan and add jaggery . Add little water to it say 1/2 cup . Bring it to boil and let the jaggery melt and turn thick 1 string consistency.
  • Meanwhile heat ghee.
  • Pour the jaggery syrup , hot ghee into the mixed nuts mixtures .
  • Mix everything well.
  • When the mixture is warm enough to handle , take a handful of it and roll to form laddu .
  • Store dry fruit laddus in air tight containers and relish as and when required . Stays good for atleast a month without refrigeration .enjoy