Monday, December 22, 2008

Khajur (Dates) Ladoo

This is one dessert that is totally guilt-free!! It has no added sugar, no butter, ghee, oil and all the ingredients are full of nutritional values. This dish also lasts for a long time. 

2 cups dates (chopped) (I used Madjool Dates)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, almonds, pistachios
1 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp dried ginger powder
1 tbsp shredded coconut 

  • Put 1 cup chopped dates in a microwave-safe flat plate/bowl and heat for 30-50 seconds. (This is done to soften the dates so that they mash easily.) Mash with a potato masher and set aside. Do the same for the next cup of dates.
  • Add chopped nuts, cardamom, ginger powder into mashed dates and mix well. 
  • Roll bite-sized balls and coat with shredded coconut.
Dates are a great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals. They provide energy and also help strengthen the muscles. Instead of added sugar, this dessert gives the benefit of natural sugar contained in dates. 
Almonds contain calcium, magnesium for strong bones, vitamin E which help protect against cardiovascular disease.
Walnuts are considered to significantly lower the LDL cholesterol.
Pistachios provide a great source of vitamin B which is essential for energy.
Because of all these amazing benefits of various ingredients used in this dessert, I think it is a perfect entry for Eat Healthy during Pragrancy event. 
I would also like to send this over to Purva's Christmas Feast Event and Tasty Treat's Santa's Holiday Challenge.
This dessert is so easy to prepare I'd also like to send this to Ramki's Recipes for the rest of us.




Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow yummylicious, healthy and gr8 recipe.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

it tastes yummy isn't it? i made these balls and finished them all in no time. hehe. urs are even more better cause they contain no ghee. hmm i missed adding ginger powder in my recipe. i will try it next time.

Gopi Shah said...

Hey Chandani, this is my favourite guilt free sweet.

Andhra Flavors said...

loved this sweet. its a very good fat free sweet.

Purva Desai said...

Khajur ladoo look healthy and tempting. Thank you for the delicious healthy entry

Yasmeen said...

Nutritious ladoos and no added sugar sounds healthy:)

Neha said...

Hey its nice , healthy n easy to make. n no sugar too,
U added dry coconut to coat it , am i rt.??

SriLekha said...

wow! looks yummy and mouthwatering!