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Poha, Oats & Peanuts ladoo

Poha-oats and peanut laddo, vegan energy balls made with rice flakes, oats and peanuts. A gluten-free, on the go snack.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Gluten free snack, How to make energy balls, how to make ladoo, jaggery based sweet, no sugar treat, Nuts ladoo, Party snack, Snack with nuts, Travel food, Vegan snack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Shaping the ladoos/Energy balls 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10


  • Indian style mixie or food processor


  • 1 cup Poha Flattened rice flakes
  • 1 cup regular rolled oats quick cooking oats can also be used
  • 1 cup skinless peanuts
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ½ cup cane jaggery instead of white sugar, can be substituted with brown sugar
  • 5 nos cardamom pods, seeds alone
  • a pinch of clove powder or edible camphor


  • Dry roast oats, poha, almonds and peanuts, each separately. While dry roasting, keep the flame in medium and keep stirring frequently to avoid burning of the ingredients. 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 nuts will start releasing its fat and the mixture will start clumping together.
  • Transfer the contents to a flat plate, and start making balls/ladoo 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.


  • Roasting the ingredients is important. We are dry roasting here, take care not to burn the ingredients
  • I have used peanuts and almonds in the recipe. You can use equal quantities of both nuts.The nuts can be replaced with any other nuts of your choice
  • If you are not particular about keeping it vegan, add 2-3 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter while shaping the ladoo, for extra flavor.