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This Ragi Laddu Recipe is a Quick and Healthy Dessert - 24 Mantra Organic

This Ragi Laddu Recipe is a Quick and Healthy Dessert - 24 Mantra Organic

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Ragi Laddu Recipe for a Perfectly Healthy Snack

Recipes
2.09.2020

Quite often, we are stuck with the preconceived notion that healthy food cannot be tasty and vice versa. However, this mould is breaking as people are shifting towards making conscious dietary choices and are innovating and experimenting to make it more palatable.

Fortunately, Indian cuisine is highly versatile and offers ample scope to incorporate changes as per your needs. At the same time, there are some recipes and food items that have been passed down generations because they strike this perfect balance. The ragi laddu recipe is one such example.

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Ragi Ladoos are wholesome sweetmeats that you can enjoy as an all-time snack. You can have it for breakfast or consume it after your workout or simply enjoy it as an after-meal dessert. Here is a tried and tested ragi laddu recipe that will guide you in making this delectable sweet treat!

Ragi Laddu Recipe

Before we get started with the ragi laddu recipe, here is a list of ingredients that you will need:

  • 200 grams of organic ragi flour
  • 150 grams of organic jaggery powder
  • 70 grams of organic ghee
  • Half a teaspoon of cardamom powder

Step 1 of Ragi Laddu Recipe: Roasting the Ragi Flour

  1. Place a heavy bottom pan over a low flame.
  2. Transfer the ragi flour into the pan and distribute it evenly. Keep stirring the ragi flour for even roasting and to prevent it from burning. This step is crucial for nailing your ragi laddu recipe.
  3. Keep the flame on low and continue dry roasting the flour until it turns a deep brown and releases a pleasant aroma. Break off any lumps and keep stirring the flour.
  4. Typically, it would take nearly 8 to 10 minutes to reach this stage. However, the timing varies according to the coarseness of the flour, the thickness of the pan, and so on.

Step 2 of Ragi Laddu Recipe: Making the Ragi Ladoo Mixture

  1. When your ragi flour is perfectly roasted, pour in the ghee and let it melt.
  2. Keep stirring until the ghee gets incorporated in the flour.
  3. Let it roast for about 5 to 10 minutes until the ragi flour loses its rawness absolutely and gains a crumbly texture.
  4. Once the ragi flour is well-roasted, take it off the flame and keep the pan aside. Let the flour cool a little so that it doesn’t melt the jaggery.
  5. Add the cardamom powder and the powdered jaggery to the roasted ragi flour.
  6. Mix everything until it is well incorporated. Use the spatula to break any lumps.

Step 3 of Ragi Laddu Recipe: Shaping the Ragi Ladoo

  1. You need to start shaping the ragi ladoo while the mixture is still warm. Hence, start the moulding process right after the main ragi laddu recipe.
  2. Start by mixing everything with your hand. Break any lumps distribute all the ingredients evenly.
  3. Grease your palms and fingers with a layer of ghee.
  4. Take a small portion of the mixture and start pressing it gently with your fingers to give shape to the ragi ladoo.
  5. If you feel that the mixture is too dry, pour in a tablespoon of room temperature ghee and mix it again. If the mixture is too runny, roast some ragi flour and sprinkle it into the mixture.
  6. Make ragi laddus of all the remaining mixture and store it in an airtight container.
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Ragi Laddu Recipe: Nutritional Information

A single ragi laddu contains the following nutritional profile:

Calories 171 kCal
Carbohydrates 29 g
Protein 1 g
Fat 5 g
Sodium 2 mg
Potassium 103 mg
Sugar 10 g
Vitamin A 155 IU
Calcium 91 mg
Iron 2 mg

Tips for Ragi Ladoo

 

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Here are ways to tweak up your ragi laddu recipe and make it even better:

  • You can add nuts and seeds to your ragi laddus by dry roasting them first and then blending it and adding it to the ragi flour. Alternatively, you can coarsely chop them and add them for a pronounced texture. Combinations like sesame, almonds, peanuts, and desiccated coconut pair excellently with ragi.
  • If jaggery powder is not readily available, you can use alternatives like palm sugar, coconut sugar, and brown sugar. Some people prefer using seedless dates or date syrup, which also works.
  • Those who are lactose intolerant can substitute ghee with condensed milk. However, cut down on the sugar accordingly.
  • Using organic products adds to the nutritional value of the ragi laddu and ensures that you get absolute purity in every bite.
  • Store the ragi ladoo in an airtight container. It stores for up to one month.

Make ragi ladoo a part of your diet if you wish to enjoy the health benefits of ragi while also giving your tastebuds a treat. The yummy ragi laddu recipe outlined above is your gateway to health!

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