Diwali is round the corner and still no such preparations 😛 Missing home so badly. Preparing sweets and cleaning was never my cup of tea as am a bit lazy. But staying away from home can make you do that 😛 As I was done with cleaning part last week only so now tried making sweets for Diwali.
Indian festivals are incomplete without sweets Specially Diwali. Diwali means preparing traditional sweets, lighting diyas, making rangolis and dressing up 😉 Distributing sweets to friends and neighbors is a tradition in India.
Everybody would be busy in preparing sweets, namkeens etc etc for Diwali. So to start with I made dry fruits laddoo. Dry fruits laddoo are the easiest sweet to prepare. A Festival sweet that can be prepared within minutes.
- 1 Cup mixed dry fruits
- 1/2 Cup grated jaggery
- 3-4 tbsp grated coconut
- 1/4tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/4tsp salt
- 1tbsp ghee
Step 1- Grind dry fruits coarsely in a mixer jar and keep aside
Step 2- Heat a pan and add grated jaggery and 2tbsp of water and melt it on low flame. When it starts melting add cinnamon powder
Step 3- Let the jaggery syrup boil on low flame until you get a thick consistency. To check whether the syrup is ready or not add a drop of syrup in a glass of water and check
If you are able to roll it in soft ball the jaggery syrup is ready. Add nuts and salt to jaggery syrup and mix well. Turn off the flame
Step 4- Apply some water on both your palms and start making small laddoos. Roll the laddoos in grated coconut
Dry fruits laddoos are ready