- Take all the nuts in a pan and dry roast then until crunchy. This can be done in the oven too.
- Spread the nuts in an oven-proof tray, preheat the oven to 200c and roast the nuts for 12 minutes. Once done, remove the tray and let it cool completely.
- If the figs are too dry, soak them in hot water for 15 minutes, drain then completely. Wipe well and chop them into small pieces. Pit the dates and chop them roughly. Pound the cardamom and clove to fine powder.
- Take your food processor or your mixer out. I used my Bosch mini chopper.
- Take the roasted and completely cooled nuts in the processor and pulse them into a coarse powder. Remove this nuts grits into a separate plate.
- Take the chopped figs and dates in your food processor and blend to smooth.
- Now to this add the nuts grits, clove and cardamom powder and process. The nuts and dates -figs paste will come together into a clumpy mix, which when pressed together forms a ball. Remove it on to a plate and shape them into small balls.
- I got around 13 ladoos out of this measurement, again this depends on the size you shape them.
- You can also roll the ladoos with dessicated coconut, but i have just sprinkled some on top a garnish.
- Store these ladoos in an air-tight container and enjoy them as you like.
This recipe is created for event #faralatdesibloggersconnect, a Facebook group Desi Bloggers Connect. Have a look at other members recipes below.