Recipe Of The Week – Dry Fruit Ladoos

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


Ingredients :

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



  1. Chop the hard dry fruits (almonds, cashews, walnuts).
  2. Dry roast the pumpkin seeds and the chopped nuts (light golden brown) and set aside.
  3. After cooling add these nuts into the blender/mixie (should still be chunky).
  4. Chop all soft dry fruits (seedless dates, fig, and apricot). The more fresh and moist, the better the laddoo.
  5. Add the hard dry fruit mixture to soft dry fruit mixture.
  6. Then add cardamom powder and saffron. If needed, additional jaggery/brown sugar syrup may be added in less amount. Mix all this thoroughly.
  7. Make 2 inch sized ladoos and store aside


Nutritional value:

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


Dr. Aishwarya Rajeev has completed her MDS degree and is currently pursuing her PhD. She is an avid reader and loves to teach and write!

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