Winter is here! Pregnancy, as it is, makes it really hard at times to have a normal meal on top of that in winter you feel it more difficult. So, you need to prepare yourself for winter! It would be best to something which is loaded with all the nutrients along with being easy on your stomach. One such recipe is dry fruit ladoo.
Preparation type: Easy
Preparation time: 15 – 30 minutes
Quantity prepared: 5 to 10 ladoos
Pistachio nuts (peeled): 1/2 cup
Almonds (soaked overnight & peeled): 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts: 1/2 cup
Seedless figs: 1/2cup
Seedless dates: 1/2 cup
Seedless apricots: 1/2 cup
Walnut (peeled): 1/2 cup
Cardomon/elachi (peeled): 5-6 in number
Saffron: a pinch
Pumpkin seeds – 1/2 a cup
Sugar/Jaggery/Brown sugar: if needed
- Chop the hard dry fruits (almonds, cashews, walnuts).
- Dry roast the pumpkin seeds and the chopped nuts (light golden brown) and set aside.
- After cooling add these nuts into the blender/mixie (should still be chunky).
- Chop all soft dry fruits (seedless dates, fig, and apricot). The more fresh and moist, the better the laddoo.
- Add the hard dry fruit mixture to soft dry fruit mixture.
- Then add cardamom powder and saffron. If needed, additional jaggery/brown sugar syrup may be added in less amount. Mix all this thoroughly.
- Make 2 inch sized ladoos and store aside
1 dry fruit ladoo contains 175 to 220 kcal.
Benefits of dry fruit ladoo:
- Easy to make
- Helps in combating pregnancy insomnia
- Prevents constipation
- Helps to supplement the nutritional deficiency
- Helps in a healthy weight gain
- Nuts of your choice/preference can be used
- Dates (and figs) should be a little more in quantity compared to hard dry fruits