Almond Oats Ladoos

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Almond Oats Ladoos
Yesterday was the Kaaram, Today is the Sweet after all the wonderful comments I received from you – Please round it off with a good cuppa coffee from Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts or better yet, Saravana Bhavan, or Barista :-)
Can there be anything better than incredibly blue skies and a brilliant sun on an extremely cold day (other than blue skies and a brilliant sun on a warm day) 😉 Life is getting back to somewhat normal – I am feeling a lot better and started my day with a kick-ass yoga class. Nothing like a few brisk Surya Namaskars to get the day off to a good start – other than of course, knowing your little one had a relatively restful night and is feeling a lot better today. Wanted to make something guided by gourmet instinct and here’s what turned out….Perked up as I am, have decided to send this in for the dessert event at Manjula’s kitchen – Nothing ventured, nothing gained, you’ll agree :-)- 
The method is very much like Rava ladoos.



In Words

Prep time – 20 minutes 
Ingredients
3/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup of instant oats
1 cup of Turbinado or cane sugar 
1/2 tsp of crushed cardamom
1 tablespoon of cashews
1 tablespoon of sweetened, dried cranberries sliced in half
2/3 stick of butter
Preparation
In a small coffee grinder/magic bullet. powder the almonds, oats and sugar, separately.
Mix them together nicely
Crush cardamom and again mix well
In a small pan, heat butter until it is ghee and add the cranberries and cashews and fry until light golden brown
Strain them and set aside
In the same pan, pour the almond/oat/sugar/cardamom mix and gently fry in medium heat until they sort of appear to come together – this should take no more than 2 – 3 minutes.
Switch off the stove
Add the cranberries and cashews to the ladoo flour and stir in
When it is still moderately hot to the touch, start making the balls (urundais) 
Store in a cool place
Note: If while making the balls, they crumble, chances are you have to heat the flour some more – adding another teaspoon of ghee may also help.
Secret tip: Or perhaps, a not so secret tip, is to put the balls in the fridge for about 30 minutes to allow them to harden a bit. Serve in  your own style. ENJOY
In Pictures
                                          The ingredients measured
powdered
The cranberries and cashews in ghee
now mixed into the powder
my hand trying to make the balls with the hot mix
On the platter :-)
                                                                                          
Last Word: Don’t forget to mix in an equal amount of LOVE into the recipe

Reposting for Indus Ladies, Sweets Event
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October 9, 2011

27 Comments

  1. Thanks Priya – As we just found that it tastes even better a day later – you must try it out and let me know.

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  2. So tempting and fabulous laddoos, feel like having some..

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  3. Looks yummy!

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  4. wow…yum yum…very healthy and delicious ladoos…

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  5. Yummy ladoos…I love your step by step pictures!

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  6. Interesting intro abt u. For me quite contrast. My mom is one of worst cooks in the world and my hubby and the other twin are picky eaters.
    So, as per my hubby his picky eating habit and his brickbat attitude had made me improve my culinary skills and giving me the spirit everyday to match his expectation..:(
    "Men" – No success is without them and no failure is because of them. Love to follow you.

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  7. hmm awsome sweet ,and best of luck for ur entry in manjula's kitchen

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  8. hi priya. is kadoo a type of dessert cookies. they are made from very ineteresing and tasty ingredients, i am this ladoo is delicious/

    I have tagged you in a short game , where you have to publish the links on your own 3 favorite recipes. I think this is a good way to get visitors attention. There is no award here. Do come over. Thanks.

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  9. hi priya. is kadoo a type of dessert cookies. they are made from very ineteresing and tasty ingredients, i am this ladoo is delicious/

    I have tagged you in a short game , where you have to publish the links on your own 3 favorite recipes. I think this is a good way to get visitors attention. There is no award here. Do come over. Thanks.

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  10. So healthy!!! good recipe… do check out a new recipe at my blog that's thoroughly gujju! :)

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  11. Ladoo with oats sounds yum and healthy! I'm glad you are enjoying the lovely weather with hight spirits. Hey congrats on the blog anniversary. Wish you plenty more years of such beautiful milestones and memories to go with it. Lots of love and hugs from your friend in Doha.

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  12. The laddoos look very decadent!! The oats and almonds add the healthy touch to this treat— really good recipe.

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  13. Very healthy and tempting ladoos perfect for the festival season.

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  14. I quickly bookmark it when I see the name Oats. :-) And really like the LAST WORD. It is very true. :-)

    Cheers,
    Uma
    My Kitchen Experiments

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  15. Healthy Laddoo…YUM!! With the slivered ones, the almond skin wld be out of the way…nice idea!! Will try this one…for some reason this post didn't show up in my dashboard…

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  16. Nutrious ladoo book marked dear…

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  17. Mmm..cranberries in laddoos – sounds like a scrumptious combo.

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  18. Hey this is very innovative and healthy. Oats and Almonds combo always brings cookies to mind. But this is a lovely change. Yumsy!!!

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  19. I am loving that platter..U hav picked all my favorites and made the ladoos..How can i resist!! i have to try it sooooon

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  20. wow..ladoo looks so perfect and tempting…yummmm..!!

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