Another easy and delicious sweet, Aval Ladoos, Poha ( Rice Flakes ) Ladoos. We can make these ladoos with regular white rice flakes and sugar but I have used red rice poha and jaggery and also a little bit of roasted gram dal/dalia in the ladoos, so it's a little more healthier. I just tried it out with just 1/2 cup of rice flakes, so it hardly took me 15 minutes to make them, actually this is such a simple dish, even beginners can make it easily. Though we use some ghee to shape the ladoos, it's still a very healthy snack for kids..
Need To Have
- Red Rice Flakes/Sigappu Aval/Red Poha - 1/2 cup
- Roasted Gram Dal/Pottukadalai/Dalia - 2 tablespoons
- Jaggery Powder - 31/2 tablespoons
- Cardamom - 1
- Cashews - 4, broken into pieces
- Golden Raisins - 10
- Ghee - 5 teaspoons
Dry roast the rice flakes for about 5 minutes, remove and keep. In the same pan, roast the roasted gram dal, till it turns golden and remove.
Once the rice flakes and roasted gram dal has cooled, grind them into a powder. Heat a teaspoon of ghee and roast the cashews and raisins till golden, remove and keep.
To the powdered aval/poha, add the jaggery, cashews, raisins, cardamom ( take the inner pods and powder ) and the remaining 4 teaspoons of ghee, mix it and shape the ladoos.
I got 6 ladoos from the above quantity.
We can add roasted peanut powder instead of the roasted gram powder.
If you want, you can use only 4 teaspoons of ghee, still you'll be able to shape the ladoos.
I have used organic powdered jaggery, make sure you use clean and good quality jaggery, because we are using the jaggery as such, no melting and straining the impurities.