|Shweta Rana - Author of the recipe|
Here’s a yummy khajoor ladoo recipe from a fellow mom, Shweta. She says she would feed her son, Shantanu, a small ladoo every evening during winters. Shweta started giving these ladoos to Shantanu after he turned 10 months old. Dates are easy for digestion and provide us instant energy as they contain simple sugars. So I can’t wait to try this out for Devansh. Hope you all enjoy this recipe as well.
- 1 cup deseeded and finely chopped khajoor (dates)
- 1 tbsp homemade ghee (clarified butter)
- 2 tbsp sooji (semolina)
- Pinch of elaichi (cardamom) powder
- Heat a kadhai and add 1/4th of the ghee.
- Add sooji and roast it on low flame till it turns light brown. (Ghee heats up pretty fast so add the sooji immediately after you add ghee to the kadhai.)
- Add elaichi powder to the sooji and stir properly.
- Turn off heat and set aside roasted sooji.
- Heat remaining ghee in a non-stick kadhai.
- Add chopped khajoor and stir till the khajoor become soft and mushy.
- Now add roasted sooji. For toodlers, you can add powdered and roasted cashewnuts, sesame seeds and almonds to the mixture.
- Stir continuously till the mixture leaves the sides of kadhai.
- Allow the mixture to cool slightly and then mould it into small ladoos. Refrigerate the ladoos in an airtight container.