Peanut-Flax Seeds Laddoo

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This month has been mostly about oats, bananas, and peanuts and I continue to upload recipes in the same spirit ! Peanuts/groundnuts are indeed a ‘time pass’ snack that can be enjoyed at any given time. We also use it in dry chutney powders, wet chutney, savory mixtures, laddos, chikki, and many more. I have put up peanut laddoos, and peanut-oats laddoo previously. Today I would like to introduce a special variety of laddoo made of flax/Alsi seeds combined with peanuts. They tastes like the sesame laddoos and only differ in colour and appearance. They are not only easy to prepare but very healthy too. With the on-going season of festivals and especially the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi, this could be a new sweet dish added to your plate ! Hope you enjoy this recipe, here it is.

What you need to have:

1. Peanuts – 1 cup

2. Flax seeds – 1/2 cup

3. Grated Jaggery – 1/2 cup

4. Cardamom – 5-6

5. Pure ghee – 1/2 Teaspoon (optional)

Ingredients of Peanut-Flax seeds Laddoo

What you do with what you have:

1. Place a skillet with peanuts on medium flame and dry roast till you get a pleasant aroma and till you can peel off the skin with your hands easily. On cooling, peel the peanuts and keep aside.

2. Grate jaggery and peel cardamom.

Peanuts being dry roasted

3. Wash flax seeds 2-3 times in water, drain and dry roast till it splutters and swells like the sesame seeds. (Once the skillet is hot, simmer the flame      when it starts spluttering.)                                                                                                                                                

  Flax seeds being roasted

Roasted & peeled peanuts and roasted flax seeds

4. Powder the above ingredients together with peeled cardamom to a medium fine consistency.

Powdered mixture of peanuts, flax seeds and cardamom 

5. Mix grated jaggery from step 2 to the mixture and add 1/2 teaspoon of home made ghee.

Home made ghee being added to the laddoo mix

6. Pick required quantity of the mix and shape it into laddoos. Relish it with evening tea and biscuits. Store it in airtight containers to retain the aroma and the shelf life too.

Ready to serve Peanut-Flax seeds laddoos

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 25 of the above size

Good to remember:

1. Use fresh peanuts for taste and aroma. Dry roast with care so that it is not burnt colourwise and tastewise as well .

2. Roast flax seeds well till it gives off a pleasant aroma and splutters and swells. Please ensure that you do not burn it.

3. Use normal jaggery for the dish.

4. Ghee is optional. Always use fresh ghee while making sweets.

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16 thoughts on “Peanut-Flax Seeds Laddoo

    Hari Chandana said:
    August 29, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Lovely combination… looks tempting :)
    Indian Cuisine

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 29, 2011 at 11:56 am

      Hi Hari,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments.

    Priya said:
    August 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Healthy laddoos,looks fantastic..

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 30, 2011 at 7:42 am

      Hi Priya,

      I just tried this combination and it turned out great and i thought of sharing it with my fellow bloggers.

    avnee said:
    September 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I tried it without the ghee part and they turned out great. thanks for the recipe.

      prathibalraoPrathiba l rao responded:
      September 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      Hi Awnee,

      This is the reason i have mentioned ghee to be optional. Since jaggery is sticky and peanuts contains oil it would be easy to tie the laddoos. Thanx a lot for ur feed-back.

    Divya Shankar said:
    September 20, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I tried this one too and served it as a prasadham for Ganesha at home during Chathurthi .. the flax seeds have a nutty taste much like Til seeds. Very nice laddoos and I was very happy to eat them, my husband too loved them. Thanks a lot for the recipe, Aunty. I have a picture of the ground powder at – http://furorescribendi.blogspot.com/2011/09/pure-serendipity.html

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 20, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      Hi Divya shankar,

      Thanx a lot for ur appreciating and encouraging comments. I saw ur blog and also noticed you having written almost a full page about our blog devoting your precious time for which i am ever grateful to you. Cooking is a culinary borrowed from mother to the daughter and is in our blood. A little bit of of effort and encouragement by family members will make wonders i feel. Any way you have appreciated a lot. I personally feel that i have to still improve a lot in my presentation etc. Once again thanx a lot Divya. Bye for now and take care.

      One more thing regarding the shape of the laddoo , Jaggery may not be good too and as you say and also from the pictorial i feel the powder is a little coarse too. A little finer could be easier to make the laddoos.

        Divya said:
        September 22, 2011 at 8:52 pm

        Hello Aunty,
        Very true as you said my powder is much more coarse and that would have led to the problem of uneven rounds. But irrespective of the shape, I loved the laddoos. I have promised to make them for my mother in Chennai and send it to her by parcel. My amma and me are new to usage of flax seed, given the many health benefits I shared the recipe with her and she was so happy that I was getting to learn so much.

        Thanks for all your efforts, Aunty. I get to learn and innovate so much in my kitchen. As you said cooking is an art handed over carefully from mother to a child and I love this learning process thoroughly. Love your blog superbly.

    Rubina said:
    September 25, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Hello aunty,
    looks yummy..would like to know the measure of flax seed powder in the preparation of this ladoo..

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm

      Hi Rubina,

      It is 1/2 cup of flax seeds as given the ingredients table. How come you got confused?????

    Rubina said:
    September 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Hi Aunty,

    I got the flax seed powder..thats why i liked to know the measurement in powder..

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 26, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      It could be the same as mentioned in the recipe.

    jagadeesh said:
    July 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    excellent

    Ramya said:
    September 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I made a few months back and everyone at home loved it,plus its healthy.

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 6, 2012 at 6:58 am

      Hi Ramya,

      Thanx a lot for your wonderful feed back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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