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This festive season, satiate your sweet tooth with this peanut laddoo recipe

Published on:23 October 2020, 17:36pm IST
If the urge to make your desserts at home has continued into this festive season, then try this healthy peanut laddoo recipe by nutritionist Ruchi Sharma.
Meghna Kriplani
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Four ingredients and 30 minutes is all it takes to make these laddoos. Image courtesy: Ruchi Sharma

Just like that the festive season is here again. Even though 2020 has been riddled with bad news—right from the pandemic to the crashing economy—Navratri and Diwali have instilled a sense of hope in us. Because even the new normal can’t stop us celebrating some of India’s biggest festivals.

The year 2020 is also one of ingenuity—where many of us experimented with cooking the most intricate dishes instead of ordering out for the sake of our health. And if the urge to cook at home has extended to festive desserts for you, then we have a healthy laddoo recipe for you.

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Please welcome this peanut laddoo recipe, courtesy nutritionist and wellness coach Ruchi Sharma, that just needs four ingredients and 30 minutes. Yes, it’s that easy! Tempted to try? Then, read on.

Servings: 10 

Ingredients 

1 cup peanuts
1/2 cup jaggery powder
3 tbsp ghee

Method

1. Dry roast the peanuts until they become crisp and grind them in a mixer.
2. In a small pan, warm the ghee. Add it to the grounded peanuts.
3. Mix the ghee with the peanuts until well combined. Now add the jaggery powder and cardamom powder. Mix everything until well combined.
4. Take a small portion of the laddoo mixture in your palms and make round laddoos.

peanut laddoo recipe
Yummy peanut ladoos are ready. Image courtesy: Ruchi Sharma
Here’s what makes these peanut laddoos oh-so-healthy!

For starters, the starring ingredient of this recipe is peanuts. This nut is loaded with vitamin E, folate, magnesium, and fibre. Not to mention, it is rich in protein and good fats and low in cholesterol—making it the perfect heart-healthy snack.

The binding agent in this sweet treat is ghee—another source of good fat. Not only is ghee good for your joints, but it also ensures that you have supple skin and healthy hair.

Free of any adulteration—this healthy peanut laddoo recipe is the sweet treat to usher in the festive season. The best part? It’s nutritionist approved!

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Meghna Kriplani Meghna Kriplani

Waging a war against diets one cookie at a time, Meghna is a content creator and editor focusing on women's issues, wellness, and lifestyle.