Ragi Ladoo | Diabetic Dessert

For the final day of Blogging Marathon #21, under the theme - Diabetic dessert,  I have prepared this simple Ragi Ladoo. To make this dessert, I have used palm sugar and a little coconut.A tasty and healthy dessert ready in minutes.I ground the ragi to a 'semolina' like texture so upon roasting it had a kind of crunch that made the ladoos delicious.

 I had left this batch of ragi ladoo on the kitchen counter and when MIL and mister saw it, they assumed it was sesame ladoo.Yes, it looks similar but the taste is totally different.

Usually I buy a pack of ragi flour and use it in several recipes. This time, I made the ragi flour at home. The color of home ground ragi flour is darker than the stuff sold in the stores and also I was able to grind it to the desired consistency.

Before we go to the recipe,here is a little info on Ragi...

I used:

Ragi - 1/2 cup
Coconut, grated- 1/2 cup
Powered palm sugar - 1/2 cup
Raisins and cashews- a few,fried in a little ghee
Cardamom powder- a pinch
Ghee- 1/2 teaspoon

  1. Sun dry the ragi for a couple of hours. Powdered it in a blender and measure out 1/2 a cup.
  2. Heat a pan with ghee and roast the ragi flour on low flame till you get a nice aroma.
  3. In a bowl take the coconut, palm sugar,cardamom powder,cashews , raisins and add the warm roasted ragi flour.
  4. Shape into balls.Let it set for a few minutes and serve garnished with nuts.
Recipes with ragi flour...

Ragi porridge for kids - Weaning food
Ragi porridge for adults- Power packed beverage
Stuffed Ragi Vegetable Dosa
Instant Ragi Dosa
Ragi Adai with herbs

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Bon Appetit...

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