Dates or Khajur are the source of fructose, which is a natural sugar found in fruit. Dates have an excellent nutrition and it also provides various antioxidants that have a number of health benefits. Eating dates can also help in improving brain function. Dates or Khajur balls are rich and nutty Indian sweet.
Khajur Ladoo is a combination of khajur ie, dates and dry fruits fried in ghee. Dates Laddu is a mildly sweet ladoos which are ate as festival sweets or just use as a school snack. One can serve it in any festivals or special occasions. There is no addition of sugar and Jaggery in khajur ladoo. Its sweetness comes from Dates. The addition of dry fruit makes it protein-rich snack that can be enjoyed as sweet snack. The sweetness of Dates and crunchiness of dry fruits make this an amazing snacks for school going kids. This is also one of the great option for those kids who love more desserts than main course. It can also be serve as a dessert after the festive meal of Paneer Butter Masala, Palak Raita, Dal Makhani, Jeera Rice and Phulka. Above all, it is a simple energy gaining sweet, combined with nutritious ingredients!
Grind almonds and pistachios in a food processor and add dates, figs, raisins, poppy seeds and coconut and again coarsely grind. Keep it in a bowl.
Add cardamom powder to ground mixture and mix well.
Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape into balls.
Khajur ladoo is now ready to serve. One can also have it with Paneer Butter Masala, Palak Raita, Dal Makhani, Jeera Rice, Phulka or others.
Recipe by Tushar