Oats Jaggery Laddoo
  • - 1 cup plain oats
  • - ½ cup finely chopped dry fruits (almonds, cashew, walnut, raisins)
  • - 2-3 dates
  • - 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • - 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • - ½ cup jaggery powder
  • - 1/3rd cup ghee
  • - 1 pinch salt
  • - ½ cup milk
  1. - Finely chop dates and keep it aside with raisins
  2. - Roast dry fruits in pan for 1-2 minutes on low flame (keep 1 teaspoon aside for garnish).
  3. - Add plain oats in the pan and roast for 20-30 more seconds.
  4. - Let the mixture cool and add cardamom and cinnamon powder
  5. - Blend the mixture into powder
  6. - Melt the ghee in pan, keep the gas on low flame and add above mixture into pan.
  7. - Add dates, raisins, salt, jaggery powder and give the mixture a nice stir for 30 seconds
  8. - Add milk, once mixture starts to turn thick, turn off the flame.
  9. - Let it cool for some time
  10. - Once, it is easy to handle, grease your hands with ghee and start making laddoos.
  11. - Garnish with ladoos with some finely chopped dry fruits and it’s ready to be served
I always crave for sweets a lot; my Mom used to treat me after every 3-4 days with sheera, kheer etc. Post my marriage, I barely made any sweets to satiate my sweet cravings as I gained considerable weight during WFH. But my husband did not fail to surprise me this time as well by making healthy sweet – Oats Jaggery Laddoo. Have this sweet to beat your sugar cravings when on diet. --Ritu K.