An easy and delicious dessert that’s perfect for any occasion, the Atta Ladoo, is a wheat flour-based treat made with dry fruits, sugar, and clarified butter.
HOW TO MAKE ATTA LADOO (Stepwise Instruction with VIDEO)
1. Into a heating pan add 3/4th cup of ghee(clarified butter) and let it heat and melt a bit. You can use butter or any other type of oil instead, but using ghee gives the ladoo its authentic flavor.
2. Now, add 1/2 cup of whole dry fruits to it. Fry the dry fruits whole and avoid chopping them before adding to the ghee. why? because chopped chunks of nuts will roast quicker than few whole ones and can burn at the bottom of your pan. It can also disturb the taste and flavors of the ladoo recipe.
3. Roast the dry fruits for about 1 – 2 minutes on medium to low heat. Until the color slightly changes and a nutty aroma starts releasing.
4. Now, take out the roasted dry fruits into a separate bowl and let them cool down at room temperature.
5. Once it cools, add the roasted dry fruits into a chopper or a grinder.
6. Chop or grind the roasted dry fruits into a coarse mixture and keep it aside to use later. In this recipe, we try to grind the nuts in medium size. These medium-size nuts give you a nutty crunch in your bite.
7. Add 1+1/2 cups of whole wheat flour into the same ghee(clarified butter).
8. Roast the wheat flour into the ghee for about 12 – 15 minutes on medium to low heat. Do not roast on high heat to avoid getting burnt.
9. Roast the wheat flour until it becomes light brown in color. Note: You need to roast the wheat flour properly otherwise the recipe can remain raw and undercooked. Try to stir it continuously to avoid getting burnt at the bottom of the pan. Continuously stirring also helps the heat to rotate into the wheat flour evenly and helps in proper roasting.
10. After it’s properly roasted, transfer it into another bowl.
11. Let it cool a bit at room temperature so you can handle it with your hands without getting a burn. But it should be warm enough so it can bind into a ladoo shape.
12. Add 1 cup of fine sugar or powdered sugar. You can also add jaggery powder or melted jaggery instead of sugar as a healthier option. The roasted whole wheat flour needs to be warm enough to let the sugar combine easily.
13. Add 1/2 tsp cardamom powder to it. Cardomom powder is added to give added flavor and aroma to the ladoo recipe.
14. Add the roasted-chopped dry fruits into it.
15. Mix and toss everything properly.
16. Add 2 tbsp of ghee(clarified butter) into your ladoo mixture. Ghee is added to help ladoo binding together when shaping it.
17. Mix and combine everything properly with your hands while it’s slightly warm.
18. Take a spoonful of mixture in your palm and start preparing the ladoo from it. Note: if the ladoo shape is not binding properly and breaking apart it means your mixture is very dry. To solve this problem add 2 – 3 tbsp of more ghee to your mixture and mix it well. Try making a ladoo shape now.
19. your delicious wheat flour atta ladoo are ready
About Atta Ladoo
This recipe is traditionally Punjabi in origin but it has become increasingly popular all over India as people are craving more traditional foods! You can always make this delightful Indian dessert with the help of our easy-to-follow recipe.
Atta laddu can be eaten on their own or served after dinner as an irresistible sweet snack
Preparing Atta Ladoo with dry fruits
Atta Ladoo (a.k.a Aate ke laddu) is a delicious sweet dish that consists of dry fruits, whole wheat flour, cardamom powder, ghee, and sugar. You can customize this recipe with any other dry fruit you desire.
But the most traditional way to make this recipe includes adding dry fruit chunks and roasting them in ghee until they’re slightly brown. Then chopping them into pieces and mixing together all the elements for one tasty dessert!
Adding dry fruit into traditional Atte ke laddu is a healthy option too, as different types of dry fruits bring in their health benefits to this recipe.
Making Atta Ladoo with Jaggery
Aate ke laddu can be made healthier by substituting sugar with jaggery. Jaggery melts in water and gives the laddus extra color and flavors. Adding jaggery to the recipe not only makes it taste better but also improves its nutritional value by providing additional minerals.
Tips while preparing Atta Ladoo
Roasting the Whole Wheat Flour
It’s important to not burn the whole wheat flour when roasting. Too much heat will give you an unappetizing, charred taste that nobody wants in their Ladoo. If we want your Ladoo to be delicious and appetizing then it is crucial for you to roast the whole wheat flour at a moderate temperature so as not to overdo it!
It’s important to stir the whole wheat flour continuously while roasting it. To avoid burning from the bottom, make sure you keep stirring and don’t overheat it on your stovetop! If using a steel pan, the whole wheat flour will most likely stick to it and this can make roasting difficult. It is recommended that you use either a nonstick or heavy-bottomed metal pot instead if possible.
Roasting of dry fruits
Roasting whole dry fruits than chopped dry fruits is a more efficient process because you can make sure they’re roasted evenly. While roasting, chopped smaller chunks of dry fruits can burn and get too much roasted, while bigger pieces may have not been evenly or properly roasted properly.
Using fine Sugar
Adding powdered or fine sugar is the best option when preparing this wheat atta Ladoo recipe to ensure it mixes with other mixtures properly. Thick grains of sugar will not help in the proper mixing and binding process, and can create problems while making Ladoo.
Using Ghee instead of any other Oil or Butter
It’s important to use the best quality of ghee when making wheat flour Atta Ladoo. Not only does it give a delicious, authentic taste and flavor. But also is healthy for your body.
If you’re not a big fan of Ghee, or want to make the dish more inclusive for those with dietary restrictions like veganism, it’s possible to use other types of oils and fats in place. However, they may alter the taste slightly so go ahead and experiment until you find something that satisfies your tastebuds!
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Atta LadooCourse: Sweets & DessertsCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
An easy and delicious dessert that’s perfect for any occasion, the Atta Ladoo recipe is a wheat flour-based treat made with dry fruits, sugar, and clarified butter. This Wheat flour Ladoo recipe can be eaten on its own or served after dinner as an irresistible sweet snack!
1 + 1/2 cup Wheat flour
3/4 cup clarified butter
1/2 cup dry fruits
1 cup Fine sugar
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
- Into a heating frying pan, add clarified butter 3/4 cup then add dry fruits 1/2 cup – roast them for about 1 – 2 minutes on medium to low heat until they turn slightly light brown.
- Take out the dry fruits – slightly cool them down at room temperature – add them into the chopper and chop them into a coarse mixture – keep them aside for later use.
- Into the same ghee in the pan, add whole wheat flour 1+1/2 cups.
- Roast it for about 12 – 15 minutes on medium to low heat until it turns light brown.
- Transfer it into another bowl and let it cool down a bit at room temperature but warm enough for it to be able to bind into Ladoo shape.
- After, add fine sugar 1 cup, cardamom powder 1/2 tsp, and dry fruits (roasted & chopped).
- Mix everything properly. Add clarified butter (ghee) 2 tbsp and mix well with hands once again.
- Take a spoonful of mixture and start making round shape laddoo.
- Now our delicious laddoo is ready.
- Roast the wheat flour properly on medium heat or it can remain raw.
- Do not cool down your laddu mixture completely otherwise it can be tough to bind it into a round laddu shape.
- If your mixture is very dry and not binding properly add 2 – 3 tbsp more ghee to the laddu mixture and then bind it into a Laddoo shape.
10 servings per container
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 12.8g 64%
- Cholesterol 37mg 13%
- Sodium 2mg 1%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Potassium 425mg 13%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 6.6g 27%
- Sugars 22.1g
- Protein 14.1g 29%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.