Healthy, quick, easy to prepare and heavenly delicious! Oats & Sesame Laddus are prepared from all healthy ingredients and can be used as a substitute for store-bought energy bars or for snacking between the meals. They are also great for kids lunch-box!
| Time: 15 minutes
Serves: Makes 10-12
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup sesame seeds
3/4 cup chopped jaggery
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (almonds & cashewnuts)
3 tablespoons ghee
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
Dry roast the oats in a pan on medium heat for about a minute or till they are light brown and release a nice aroma. Keep aside and let them cool.
Dry roast the sesame seeds in a pan on medium heat for about a minute or till they are light brown and release a nice aroma. Keep aside and let them cool.
Coarsely grind the roasted oats in an electric grinder.
Combine the ground oats, roasted sesame seeds, chopped nuts and cardamom powder in a large bowl. Mix well.
Heat the jaggery on low heat for 5-10 seconds or till it gets melted. Add ghee to melted jaggery and pour it immediately in the bowl having rest of the ingredients. Mix well with a spoon.
Let the laddu mixture cool down slightly so that it doesn't burn your hands. Do not let it cool down completely otherwise it will be difficult to roll it into laddus.
Once the mixture has cooled down a bit but still warm enough to be rolled into laddus, grease your palms with ghee and roll out the laddus.
Store in an airtight container.
If you are struggling to bind the mixture into laddus, melt another 2 tablespoons of chopped jaggery and add it to the mixture. There are different varieties of jaggery available and the quantity required may slightly vary depending upon the variety of jaggery.
You might also need to warm up the laddu mixture in the microwave for 10 seconds when you are preparing the last few laddus as it becomes slightly difficult to bind it if the mixture has cooled down completely.