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Cashew Pinenut Mini Ladoos Recipe

An Easy Recipe For A Deepavali Sweet

Lakshmi Ashwin | October 27, 2016

Food  Indian Sweets  Recipes  

Editor’s note: “Roomies/ Foodies is the bible for Indian students all over the world,  looking for a taste of home on a budget. This Diwali/ Deepavali, let Lakshmi, the charming co-author to this award winning book  tell you how you can press a ladoo to impress.  Happy Eating! 


This recipe is a classic case of serendipitous discovery. I was powdering some cashew and pinenuts the other day to refrigerate and keep it as an instant nutrition booster for my fussy two-year old’s bland porridges. I was in a hurry and had not waited enough to cool the nuts before grinding them. Perhaps the little trapped heat and the high speed of grinding yielded a sticky nut paste rather than powder. In an attempt to salvage it, I ended up with wonderful and healthy nutty ladoos. See the recipe below for super yummy, healthy and easy to make nuttylicious ladoos that would be appealing to both kids and adults alike.

Cashew Pinenut Mini Ladoos

Ingredients

Preparation

Step 1: Dry roast the cashews and pine nuts on low flame (Do not brown the cashews and remove from flame as soon as an oily sheen appears on the pine nuts).
Step 2: Put the nuts in the smaller grinder jar of the mixer/blender
Step 3: While they are still warm, grind until they begin to powder and then turn into a paste like consistency.
Step 4: Take out of the mixer and mix with sugar and knead into a large smooth ball.
Step 5: Make small balls out of it and serve your mini cashew-pine nuts ladoos.

Serving Tip: You may roll the ladoos in grated coconut/powdered or crushed nuts, before serving.

Cashew Pinenut Mini Ladoos Recipe (Printable Version)

Cashew Pinenut Mini Ladoos Recipe
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 5
 
An easy to make Indian sweet recipe for when you're panicking just before Deepavali.
Ingredients
  • Cashew (plain) - 1 handful
  • Pine nuts - 1 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Dry roast the cashews and pine nuts on low flame (Do not brown the cashews and remove from flame as soon as an oily sheen appears on the pine nuts).
  2. Put the nuts In the smaller grinder jar of the mixer/blender.
  3. While they are still warm, grind until they begin to powder and then turn into a paste like consistency.
  4. Take out of the mixer and mix with sugar and knead into a large smooth ball.
  5. Make small balls out of it and serve your mini cashew-pine nuts ladoos.
  6. You may roll the ladoos in grated coconut/powdered or crushed nuts, before serving.
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Lakshmi Ashwin

Lakshmi Ashwin aka Lakshmi Ramachandran is a scientific writer and author. Lakshmi graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology in 2006 and is the recipient of the Dean’s award for outstanding dissertation research from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY. Besides science, Lakshmi has co-authored a unique memoir-cum-recipe book for students/novice cooks titled “Roomies/Foodies”, which is India's first crowdsourced non-fiction book. Other articles by this author

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