Oct 6, 2014

ಅಂಟಿನ ಉಂಡೆ ~ Power Laadu

  • Jaggery (grated)-1 1/2 cup
  • Dry coconut (grated)-3/4 cup
  • Dry Dates/Uttatti -1/2 cup
  • Edible Gum/Antu -1/4 cup
  • Almonds/Badam - 1/4 cup
  • Cashews/Kaju/Godambi-1/4 cup
  • Dry Grapes/Raisins - 1/4 cup
  • Poppy Seeds/Khus Khus-3/4 tsp
  • Ghee as required to fry/your wish
  • Cardamom/Elaichi- 6-8 (powdered)
  • Garden crush seeds (Alavi) -4-5 tsp
  • Geru/Keru beej-1/4 cup (from Dharwad)
  • You can add Pistachio, and any other dry fruits as per ur wish..


Take 2 tbsp ghee in a non-stick  pan, add edible gum and fry until gum puffs up and changes its color to light brown (it shld be puffed, if not it will be hard to eat).  Cool to room temperature and crush them slightly.

Shallow fry all the ingredients in ghee [one by one, in low flame, chopped almonds, cashews, dates, poppy seeds and grated dry coconut, kharjura, poppy seeds, sesame seeds (white or black ur choice), alavi, kheru beeja].

Mix all the ingredients.

Prepare the jaggery syrup: Take a heavy bottom pan, add grated jaggery, add lil water, bring to boil to make it one layer syrup, ( too test whether one layer syrup has formed or not, take a bowl of water, add a drop of syrup if the drop forms a crystal then it’s done, if it dissolves then syrup needs to be boiled again until u get the required texture).

When the syrup is ready, add all the ingredients with cardamom powder and mix well, when its cooled slightly grease ur palms with ghee & make laadus.

Since dry fruits are packed with various vitamins, essential fats, nutrients, minerals and proteins, and they do possess medicinal properties  thus they keep you healthy and fit and we may call these as Power Laadu/laddoos. In fact these laddoos are  being mainly used as postnatal, children and wrestler’s/ body-builders’s food ! 



dr.umesh l said...

Enjoyed eating......

siddeshwar said...

Looks delicious, definitely nutritious. This post was a pleasant surprise. Thank you Manjula.