Amaranth and Nuts Ladoos are healthy , nutritious and delicious , perfect for any festival or In kids lunch box or you can even carry them while you travel .
Amaranth or Rajigiri is a super grain . It has many health benefits . It’s gluten free , high in both protein and calcium, helps in reducing weight . I have been planning to incorporate this nutritious grain in our regular menu , but somehow wasn’t able to do so .
Recently I received a packet of organic supplies from my daughter’s friend , Archana . Archana lives in Chennai and has a wonderful team which works on supplying us Organic products. You could check for these here.Let’s read what she has to say about them .
AITAREYA is an upanishad which teaches us, ‘All elements, all creatures that walk, fly or crawl are guided by pure consciousness.’
We, at Aitareya, believe that we too can be conscious about the repercussions our choices have on life in this planet, by being mindful about the food we eat and the products we consume on a daily basis.
Taru has a network of 10000 farmers all over India and they train the farmers and certify them to be truly organic. All our grains, rice & millets are unpolished and all your flours are hand-pounded by the farmers at the village itself.
So , I have used the Taru Amaranth Flour , Ghee and Jaggery and made Ladoos . The Ladoos with these organic products were absolutely amazing , rustic with a wonderful flavor which was lent by these organic products .
Thanks Archana for all the products , I shall be using the rest of the products very soon
Amaranth and Nuts Ladoos is my Day 1 post under the theme Diwali Sweets and Savouries. Check for more Diwali recipes here.
Recipe Inspiration : Suma
Amaranth & Nuts Ladoos
6 tbsp ghee
1 cup Rajgira ke atta / Amaranth flour
1/2cup pistachios , chopped
1/2 cup almonds , chopped
12 -16 tbsp. powdered jaggery
1 tsp cardamom powder
2 tbsp poppy seeds
Heat a pan and add ghee.
When ghee melts, add amaranth flour and toast it on low flame until you start to smell the aroma, about five minutes.
Lightly roast the pistachios and almonds , keep them aside to cool.
Mix all ingredients in a blender , so that they come together . This can be done by mixing with hands too .
Transfer the ingredients onto a plate or bowl.
When the mixture is cool enough to handle, shape them into balls.
Shape the laddus when the mixture is still warm.
Garnish with almond flakes .
Let them cool and store them in an airtight container.
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