Edible Gum Ladoo/Dry Fruits Ladoo ( Dinkache Ladoo /Antina Unde)


Edible Gum Ladoo/Dry Fruits Laddu ( Dinkache Ladoo /Antina Unde)Edible gum/ Dry fruits Ladoo is a very popular Indian sweet specially prepared for lactating mothers.Dry fruit laddu is a very healthy dish and provides warmth to the body and is often eaten during winters. Dry fruit laddu is very delicious to taste and flavorful too. Dry fruit laddu is also called as Dink Laddu or Dinkache Laddu (in Marathi) or Antina Unde (Kannada). They can be eaten by anybody especially lactating mother and growing children. These delicious laddus are a traditional winter delicacy that is had with a glass of warm milk for breakfast or makes a perfect dessert after a nice scrumptious meal.

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cup jaggery 1/2 cup dry coconut  (desiccated coconut)
  • 1/2 cup water 3 tbsp ghee 1/8 tsp cardamom powder 10 date cut into tiny pieces
  • 1 tbsp  raisins
  • 1 tbsp edible gum
  • 2 tbsp cashews chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp walnuts chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp almonds chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds (kuskus)

 

Method:

  • Dry roast coconut till it tuns slightly brownish. Take it out on a clean plate.
  • Heat ghee and add edible gum. The gum puffs up like small balloons. With a spoon take out on a plate.
  • Add the cashews, almonds and walnuts, fry till they start to turn brown.
  • Add poppy seeds and fry till they pop. Add raisins and dates and fry for few moments. Take out on same plate.
  • Bring to boil 1/2 cup water, add jaggery and cook till it forms syrup.
  • To know whether the syrup is done, take some water on a plate and put a drop of syrup on it. If it sits like a crystal, syrup is done.
  • Once the syrup is ready– add 1 tbsp of ghee .
  • Add all the fried ingredients and mix well. Add  cardamom powder. Mix well.
  • Make laddus when the mixture is still warm.
  • Apply some ghee to palms before trying to hold the warm mixture.
  • If the mixture dries out, sprinkle some water and heat it for few seconds or  just add some hot ghee.
  • Makes about 18-20 ladoos.
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