Atukula Ladoo | Sweetened Poha Energy Balls Recipe
Festival ladoos made with poha
Atukula Laddu are the Sweetened Poha Energy Balls which is a healthy option for the Mithai lovers, made using poha (Flattened rice), ghee and jaggery. Atukula Laddu is an easy-to-make laddoo and is sure to delight your taste buds. Kids will love it too. It is made in South India during the festival of Janmashtmi. Serve Atukula Ladoo | Sweetened Poha Energy Balls Recipe along with masala chai during evenings.
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- 1 cup Flattened rice (Poha)
- 1/2 cup Jaggery , broken
- 1 tablespoon Dessicated Coconut Powder , roasted
- 3 tablespoons Cashew nuts , roasted and powdered
- Ghee , melted, as needed
How to make Atukula Ladoo | Sweetened Poha Energy Balls Recipe
To prepare Atukula Ladoo | Sweetened Poha Energy Balls Recipe, in a kadai or heavy bottomed pan, roast flattened rice in one table spoon of ghee (optionally) till poha becomes crisp. It changes color and starts releasing aroma.
Switch off heat and let it cool. Then, in a grinder, grind roasted flattened rice into powdered form.
Add jaggery, coconut powder, cashew nut powder and grind again to make a smooth and consistent mix.
Transfer the above mix into a bowl.
Add remaining ghee and cardamom powder. Mix well.
Now, make laddus of required size gently using your palms to give it a firm shape. Usually, the laddus should bind well together with these proportions. But, if it is not happening, you can sprinkle few drops of milk which will help in binding.
Keep the laddus on a serving tray/plate and decorate with silver foil(optionally). Serve Atukula Ladoo | Sweetened Poha Energy Balls Recipe with masala chai during evenings.
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