Poha-Oats & Peanut Ladoo(POP Ladoos), Vegan,Gluten-Free, Sugar-free, Healthy Dessert

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Sunday, January 04, 2015

Poha-Oats & Peanut Ladoos, these ladoos have made quite a round amongst my friends during Diwali. Though i made them that time, i couldn't post due to various other pending posts. Recently, i made these ladoos again for a friend who was visiting from US. She is a college friend of mine and its been almost 14 years since we met. She got married and settled in US. We were such a bunch in college and that lazy G has turned totally Vegan and also a Marathon runner, the fittest we ever imagined. Seriously, life is such a surprise package, i never thought myself to be a stay @ home, but here i am laying eggs @ home for the past 10 years, thank god for this blogging, or else i would be running crazy on the streets!!  The one thing that hasn't changed in all 3 of us that day, is that fun part, we were like a bunch of college girls again, giggling for nothing and chatting without realizing the time and the family who were waiting for us!!! Enjoyed it thoroughly!!
Ok, enough of my banter, This is a total vegan, gluten-free and a healthy snack even for a diabetic. If you wish to add ghee, add a spoon or two, but they taste yum, without any fat! The peanuts, can be replaced with any nut of your choice, the prime fat here is the Nut butter, so have loads of it!
1 Cup Poha/Flattened Rice flakes
1 Cup Regular rolled oats (you can use quick cooking too)
1 Cup Peanuts, skinless
1/4 Cup almonds
1/2 Cup Powdered Jaggery
4-5 nos Cardamom
a pinch of clove powder or a pinch of edible camphor (optional)

  • Dry roast Oats, Poha, almonds and peanuts, each separately. Take care while dry roasting, keep the flame in medium and keep stirring frequently to avoid burning of the ingredients. Now, let the ingredients cool completely.
  • Take Poha, oats and cardamom together in a mixer or your food processor and grind it to a fine powder. Keep aside until use.
  • Now take roasted peanuts and almonds into the mixer or food processor and pulse it to get a fine powder. Pulse it, we first want to powder it and then mix together.
  • Once the nuts are powdered, Now add the powdered oats and poha mixture to it and also the powdered jaggery and grind again for a minute or two.
  • While grinding, the peanuts will start releasing its fat and the mixture will start clumping together.
  • Transfer the contents to a flat plate, and start making balls/ladoo's by taking a handful of mixture and pressing it tight in your palms. 
  • Store them in an air-tight container on the Kitchen counter for 2-3 days, if storing for more, i would advise to refrigerate it.

 Sending this to Cooking from a Cookbook Challenge, a Weekly event happening @ +srivalli jetti 's space.

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  1. What a nutritious and yummy looking laddoos. Will have to try these some time.

  2. Healthy ladoos , looks so perfectly made. Bookmarked.


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