Atta ke laddoo or Pinni is a rich and tasty Indian sweet. I have grown up eating it. It is a nut ladoo which is a traditional recipe. Making oats laddu with jaggery is our take on it. Adding oatmeal or jau to atta pinni, improves the nutrients in food. Also, We have made the Oats laddu recipe with jaggery so it has no added refined sugar to it. However, you can make this with same amount of sugar too. This is one of the easiest of recipes when you want to eat something sweet. Yet it is healthy.
Festivals especially, Diwali is a time when we gorge on sweets. However, we feel guilty about eating too many of them. Actually we should not. Sweets were made with nuts and ghee in the olden days to help avoid dryness of skin and hair in the winter. Diwali usually falls in Oct end or November. Days start getting colder and you need extra energy to keep warm. Eating them in moderation is not bad. If you are very particular, make sure you exercise. Making oats and dry fruit ladoo makes you stay regular on your oatmeal intake and yet enjoy the sweet celebrations. Jaggery and nuts both help increase iron in body too. It is a great recipe when winter sets in as weather tends to go cooler. Adding such ingredients to your diet helps improve immunity and body heat.
How many types of Indian sweet laddu are there?
There are so many recipes in India. Boondi laddoo and motichur laddoo which is served during weddings. Besan ladoo, sattu, kobbari or coconut laddoo with shredded coconut and jaggery are served during Ganesh Chaturthi. Then there are some sweets which are region specific. Kale boondi ke laddoo is a special laddoo which is made only in Jodhpur, Rajasthan and so is Tirupati ladoo which belongs to Andhra Pradesh. There is a special murmura laddoo and sesame or til ladoo made for Sankranti. Rava ladoo is a special for all Pooja ceremonies down South while atta ladoo is mandatory post pregnancy.
- Powdered oatmeal
- Dry fruits
- Desiccated coconut
- Jaggery powder/palm sugar/sugar
- frying pan
how to make oats laddu?
- Heat a pan and dry roast oatmeal flour for 10 minutes on low flame or until rawness disappears. Keep stirring to avoid burning the flour.
Add ghee to it and mix well.
- Add the dry fruits and desiccated coconut.
- Turn off the heat.Add powdered jaggery or sugar as per your choice.
- Mix it well for few minutes using a spatula or steel spoon.
- Make equal sized laddoo or balls out of it before the mixture will cool completely.
- Store ladoos in an airtight container.
Oats ladoo recipe
- frying pan
- 2 cup rolled oats powdered using a grinder
- ½ cup ghee
- ¾ cup dry fruits
- ¾ cup desiccated coconut
- ¾ cup powdered jaggery/palm sugar/raw sugar
- Heat a pan and dry roast oats flour for 10 minutes on low flame or until rawness disappears.
- Keep stirring to avoid burning the flour.
- Add ghee to it along with dry fruits and desiccated coconut.
- Mix it well for few minutes,turn off the heat.
- Add powdered sugar or jaggery and mix it well.
- Make equal sized laddoo or balls out of it before the mixture cools.
- Store in an airtight container.
You can use any type rolled oats or steel cut to make this nut ladoo.
You can make variations on the above oats ke laddu too. Make your ragi oats ladoo or make oats laddu with dates. This will help you avoid white sugar if you do not have jaggery at home.Add some coconut to make oats coconut ladoo or add flaxseeds to make oats flax seed ladoo. Making oats makhana ladoo recipe is also a great way to customize it. All ingredients be it ragi, lotus seeds, flax seeds or coconut can add to nutrient profile. Add a pinch of cardamom powder or sesame seeds if you like.
You can store them in a steel or air tight container on room temperature.