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Dried Fruit And Nut Laddu Recipe | Easy And Healthy Indian Sweets | Desi~licious RD

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Craving Indian sweets? Skip the deep frying and make this easy and healthy dried fruit and nut Laddu recipe - with zero added sugar. Soft and chewy dried figs blitzed with crunchy pistachios and almonds combined with cashew butter, beet powder, and infused with cardamom and rose water to create an irresistible sweet Indian dessert you can enjoy more often. Watch the video and learn how to make the most delicious and simple raw laddus.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack, sweet
Servings: 13 laddu balls
a pile of laddus - balls of Indian sweet dessert placed on a white marble cake stand sprinkled with dried roses with a traditional shawl on the countertop

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried figs a mix of golden and dark-skinned
  • ¾ cup pistachios plain, unsalted, without shell
  • ½ cup almonds plain, unsalted, sliced
  • ¼ cup cashew butter unsweetened
  • tsp beet powder
  • 6 green cardamom fresh, crushed seeds
  • 1 tsp rosewater pure
  • 4 dried roses optional for decoration

Instructions

  • Add figs, pistachios, almonds, cashew butter, beet powder, cardamom and rose water to a food processor and blitz for a minute or until the mixture is crumbly and begins to come together.
  • Transfer the laddu mixture into a large bowl or plate. Using your hands, shape into medium-sized balls. You should end up with thirteen balls with this laddu recipe.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. 

Notes

  • Don't forget to stir the cashew butter thoroughly before using it. You can add a dash of warm water, if needed, to loosen it.
  • Use cardamom from fresh green pods which makes a world of difference. Use a pestle and mortar to crush the seeds finely, and finish with;
  • Opt for plain unsalted pistachios and plain sliced almonds.
  • Store laddus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Nutrition Facts
Dried Fruit And Nut Laddu Recipe | Easy And Healthy Indian Sweets | Desi~licious RD
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 233mg7%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 31IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note the nutritional analysis values are estimates and suggestions. This nutrition facts table does not know your life - your body, including your hunger and satiety cues, change daily. It's okay to eat more or less. Say no to food guilt and instead embrace mindful eating.