Saturday, October 30, 2021

Dry fruits Laddoo

Dry fruit laddoos are sugar free and contain dates as sweeting agent. These can be eaten guilt free during this festival season. I have added almonds and pumpkin seeds in this recipe. But I think you can include any other combinations of nuts as per your choice and likings. I have roasted the nuts in ghee which is an optional step. You can totally avoid it if you want to make this vegan.

They are very easy to make and can be prepared in less than 15 minutes. Try to make this dish during this diwali season and let me know your opinions in the comments section.


1. Dates - 1 cup
2. Almonds - 1/2 cup
3. Pumpkin seeds - 1/4 cup
4. Ghee - 1 teaspoon


1. Remove the seeds from dates and set aside. 
2. Heat a teaspoon of ghee in a wide pan. 
3. Roast almonds and pumpkin seeds for couple of minutes and set aside.
4. In the same pan, roast dates for a minute. 
5. Let the dates and dry fruits cool to room temperature.
6. First grind the dates in a mixer-grinder. Then add almonds and pumpkin seeds to dates paste and grind them all together.
7. Make small roundels and dry fruits laddoos are ready to eat.

"Shhhhh Cooking Secretly" is a monthly challenge in the Facebook group. At the beginning of the month, a theme is chosen by one of the participants and all the participants are grouped in pairs. The participants will exchange 2 secret ingredients with their partners who are supposed to prepare a dish that matches the theme of that month.

This month's theme is "DIWALI DHAMAKA" and it was chosen by admins Renu and Mayuri ji. Mayuri ji made a mouth watering Kalakand with cottage cheese. Renu made a easy milk powder chocolate ladoo which I think my kids would love it. 

My partner for Oct 2021 is Sasmita. She gave me pumpkin seeds and dates as my secret ingredients. I gave her chhena and cardamom as her ingredients. She made a traditional Odia sweet dish - Chhena Jhili. Her photography is spot on and please do visit her blog to see a huge  collection of Odia dishes. 


  1. An easy to make, delicious and healthy sweet treat. Perfect for any festival or any day as a snack. Like the addition of pumpkin seeds.

  2. Thank you for the delicious laddoos !!

  3. These energy packed healthy dry fruits laddoos are any clean eaters dream. Loved that you have used dates as a sweetener. My brother has got amazing dates from Dubai. Can't wait to make these delicious laddoos with mixed nuts.

  4. Wow such a healthy and delicious sweet to celebrate the festival guilt free. I would love to try it soon. Loved your simple and easy recipe.

  5. Healthy and guilt free sweet for any occasion. These days we get very nice and fresh dates. I will make them soon.

  6. Dry fruit Ladoos looks scrumptious. These are so nutritious a d guilt free to snack on. Perfect treat for any festive occasion.

  7. energy bites as we call them. I love the glossy look on these laddoos.. awesome

  8. Dry fruits Laddoo looks so healthy and delicious ... a lovely treat for Diwali

  9. Healthy and tasty ladoo's, can have these ladoo's daily without any guilt. Liked its nutty taste and natural sweetness.

  10. Healthy and delicious ladoos and that too can be made so easily, perfect snacks for mid morning or evening.

  11. Dry fruit laddo looks so good and is easy to make. It makes a good treat anytime.

  12. This is such a simple recipe and the dry fruit ladoos look delicious. Like the use of pumpkin seeds here.

  13. Energy packed dryfruit ladoos are one of our favorite jar snack. Since it stores well it is easy to make a batch and keep for a long time.