Sprouted Grain Laddu

Sweet indulgence is something each of us would love once in while! Imagine if that indulgence came without any guilt.

Imagine gorging on a big laddu…a laddu which is sweet and yummy but without the baggage of calories. 🙂 Sounds too good to be true? Yes! Sprouted grain laddus- its nutritious, tasty and let’s you indulge without a tinge of guilt.Here is the recipe…

Like the popular saying ‘Necessity is the mother of all inventions’,  this recipe was invented because of a desperate need to finish up a pack of sprouted mix powder that was lying in my fridge and was about to reach expiry. A couple of months ago when I visited India, I had got a food malt powder for my toddler from a store in Bangalore. This pack is a mix of Sprouted Millet (Ragi), Sprouted Wheat, sprouted green Moong and Almonds.

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Here is the recipe for an offbeat laddu – Sprouted Grain Laddu – loaded with nutrition and high on taste 🙂

INGREDIENTS

Sprouted Grain Mix – 2 cups

Powdered Sugar – 1 cup (adjust according to the sweetness required)

Ghee / Clarified Butter – 1 to 1.5 Cup (melted)

Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp

Baking powder – 1 tsp

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METHOD

In a wide bottomed pan, on a low – medium flame saute the grain mix till the raw smell of the powder is replaced with a nice aroma. This is a very important and crucial step. If the powder is not roasted well, the laddus might taste / feel muddy.

Remove from heat and add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Roll into small balls and voila ! Your go to nutrition is ready. Since this is the mixed grain powder, the color of the laddus will not be dark brown like the millet flour so even kids would not hesitate to try one 🙂

Enjoy !

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