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Winter Special, Protein-Rich – Bajre Ke Ladoo (No Sugar)

Winter Special, Protein-Rich – Bajre Ke Ladoo (No Sugar)

Good for immunity, good for strengthening the body from the inside, and absolutely addictive – this traditional Indian Ladoo has its own charm. These Ladoos are perfect for the winter season because it prepares your body to fight the changing weather. It gives you a burst of energy and that is why you can eat them in the morning. Most importantly, these are highly addictive and irresistible. You can’t have just one.

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Let me share one secret with you. No matter how much I avoid eating too many sweets, I lose control when it comes to Ladoos. Literally! I am a big fan of besan ladoos, motichoor ladoos and gond ke ladoo. For me, these are highly addictive and irresistible. I simply can not eat just one. In fact, I can easily have 2 to 3 Ladoos in one go. Hard to believe, Right? By the way, I found a partner who is just like me when it comes to Ladoos 😀

My mom and even my mother-in-law make big-size Ladoos. And since we can not stop at just one piece, we end up eating a lot more quantity of it. That is why I make slightly smaller size Ladoos. I try to fool my mind. I eat less quantity of it and let my mind think that I already had two pieces and I should stop. It is weird but works for me. You can also try that and let me know if this trick works for you too.

Gond ke ladoo/Pinni

What is Bajre Ke Ladoo?

Bajre Ke Ladoo is a traditional Indian sweet or mithai recipe. It is often made during the winter season because all the ingredients are good to keep your body warm, strengthens your immunity, and give you a boost of energy too.

It contains Bajra Flour (Pearl Millet Flour), nuts and seeds, jaggery or sugar, and ghee. This blog is a reminder to grab all the ingredients and make it when the winters are still there. These are also called bajre ki pinni, or energy balls in English.

What are millets?

Millets are the first grains cultivated by humankind, around 500 to 1000 years back. Despite being highly nutritious tiny small grains, these are not very popular majorly because of the lack of awareness. It is a generic term for a group of different kinds of grains that include the following:

  1. Finger Millet (Ragi)
  2. Foxtail Millet (Kangni)
  3. Pearl Millet (Bajra)
  4. Proso Millet (Chena)
  5. Kodo Millet (Kodo)
  6. Amaranth (Rajgira)
  7. Barnyard Millet (Sanva)
  8. Buckwheat (Kuttu)
  9. Little Millet (Sama)
  10. Sorghum (Jowar)

Vegan Pinni or Ladoo

Millets are rich in vitamins, minerals, calcium, and fibers. They are gluten-free and are good to control blood sugar. These contain complex carbohydrates. Millets are extremely healthy and good for the body. So, make it a part of your regular diet.

More Millets Recipes

  1. Amaranth (Rajgira) Ladoos or Energy Bars
  2. Buckwheat Savory Pancakes (Kuttu Ke Cheele)
  3. Bajre Ki Khichri

Easy Swaps

  1. Nuts and Seeds: Use any that are available.
  2. Flour: You can add Bajra Flour and Whole Wheat Flour in any ratio. You can even skip adding Whole Wheat Flour and replace it with an equal amount of Bajra Flour.

Is this recipe Vegan?

No. I am afraid not. It has got one ingredient that is not plant-based or vegan – Ghee. Ghee is a dairy product. But these days you can get vegan ghee too. If you can find that, you can replace ghee with a vegan substitute.

Also, to make these Ladoos vegan, follow the recipe of Vegan Ladoos.

How to store Bajre Ke Ladoo?

Bajre Ke Ladoo can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for around 3 to 4 weeks. It can last a long time so you can make a big batch. But let me warn you, these are highly addictive and irresistible and you won’t be able to have just one. They finish very fast.

More winter recipes – just as good

  1. Vegan Pinnis / Gond Ke Ladoo
  2. Dates Roll (No Sugar Khajur Barfi)
  3. Amaranth and Dates Energy Bars
  4. Gond Ke Ladoo

Now grab all the ingredients because you are ready to make this delicious sweet treat at home. I am sure you and your family will enjoy it and from now on will never buy it from the shops. Homemade ones are always tastier and contain the best quality ingredients.

If you try this recipe and like it too, please share the photo of your creation on Instagram and tag us @thefearlesscooking. We just love to see your recreation of our recipes.

Happy Cooking 🙂

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Richa & Jatin

Winter Special, Protein-Rich – Bajre Ke Ladoo (No Sugar)

Healthy. Nutritious. Delicious.

Prepare your body to fight the cough and cold during the winter season. This sweet delight is just perfect to strengthen immunity and stamina and it gives you a boost of energy too. Do not wait and try it before the winter season ends.

25

Servings

40 min

Prep Time

25 min

Cook Time

1 hr 5 min

Total Time


Ingredients

Steps

Prepare Nuts & Seeds
  1. In a pan, roast all the nuts together - almonds, cashews, and hazelnuts. It takes around 3 to 5 minutes on medium-low flame. Once done, take them out in a bowl. 
  2. To the same pan, add seeds - sunflower and pumpkin - and roast for a minute. Keep the flame on medium-low. Once done, take them out in a bowl. 
  3. In a food processor, add dates (without seeds) and process them coarsely. Then add the nuts, seeds, and cardamom.  Process until they form a coarse mixture. 
  4. Do not make a fine mixture. We want the nuts and seeds to have a bite. Also, you can peel the cardamom pods.
  5. Once done, transfer them to a large bowl. 
Prepare Ladoos
  1. In a large pan, add flour and roast until fragrant or slightly brown. Keep the flame low and keep stirring else the flour will burn. It takes around 15 - 20 minutes on medium-low flame. 
  2. Do not darken the flour.
  3. Transfer it to the same bowl in which we have the nuts and seeds mixture. 
  4. Add jaggery powder and desiccated coconut. Mix and combine everything well. 
  5. Start adding ghee - 1/4 Cup at a time. Mix well. Add more and combine everything well until the mixture starts to form a ball. The total amount of ghee added is - 1+1/4 Cup.
  6. Start shaping the mixture into small balls - the size of a table tennis ball. To do this, take some mixture in your palm and press it tightly in your fist. Once it comes together, roll it in between your palms and shape it into a ball. Repeat the same with the remaining mixture. 
  7. The total number of Ladoos formed is 25.
  8. Once done, store them in an air-tight container and enjoy. 

FAQs

What are millets?
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Millets are the first grains cultivated by humankind, around 5000 to 1000 years back. Millets are rich in vitamins, minerals, calcium, and fibers. They are gluten-free and are good to control blood sugar. They contain complex carbohydrates. Millets are extremely healthy and good for the body. So, make it a part of your regular diet. Despite being highly nutritious tiny small grains, these are not very popular majorly because of the lack of awareness.

What is Bajre Ke Ladoo?
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Bajre Ke Ladoo is a traditional Indian sweet or mithai recipe. It is often made during the winter season because all the ingredients are good to keep your body warm, strengthens your immunity, and give you a boost of energy too. It contains Bajra Flour (Pearl Millet Flour), nuts and seeds, jaggery or sugar, and ghee. This blog is a reminder to grab all the ingredients and make it when the winters are still there. These are also called bajre ki pinni, or energy balls in English.

What are the different kinds of millets?
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Millets is a generic term for a group of different kinds of grains. The different kinds of millets available in stores include:
    1. Finger Millet (Ragi)
    2. Foxtail Millet (Kangni)
    3. Pearl Millet (Bajra)
    4. Proso Millet (Chena)
    5. Kodo Millet (Kodo)
    6. Amaranth (Rajgira)
    7. Barnyard Millet (Sanva)
    8. Buckwheat (Kuttu)
    9. Little Millet (Sama)
    10. Sorghum (Jowar)
 

Can we make vegan bajre ke ladoo?
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You can definitely make vegan Bajre Ke Ladoo. To do that, simply replace ghee with coconut oil and almond butter (or any nut butter). If you are adding almond butter, there is no need to add almonds to the recipe. You can follow the recipe of vegan gond ke ladoo for any guidance.

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