Healthy Ragi Oat Churma Laddoo

Healthy Ragi Oat Churma Laddoo

“Ganpati Bappa Morya Ghee Ma Laddoo Choriya”.

Happy Ganesh Festival to all !!

Laddoos and modak are  popular sweets offered to Lord Ganesha during the Ganesh Festival.

Different types of laddoos and modaks are made during the festival to welcome Lord Ganesha. Besides these, various other types of sweets are made for the 10 days festival.

On this festival, I wanted to make churma laddoo by using ragi and oats. I always love to use Ragi and have its flour stored in my home. Ragi is a whole grain that is gluten free. It is packed with iron,  calcium, good carbs, ammino acids and Vitamin D. It is rich in fiber which helps in weight loss and good for controlling diabetes. Ragi grain originated in Africa and has been cultivated in Uganda and Ethiopia since many years. In India, Ragi crop was introduced 4000 years ago, and has been found in archeological excavations in the Harappan Civilization. Many pediatricians recommend finger-millet-based food for infants of six months and above because of its high nutritional content, especially iron and calcium. Home-made ragi malt is a popular infant food.

Similarly, Oats are protein-packed, full of fiber and low in fat. They help to boost energy levels and help you lead a healthy lifestyle. Oats contain a wide range of nutrients like fiber, vitamin E, essential fatty acids, etc. which make them top the healthy food charts.

I have used jaggery, nuts, flax seeds, sesame seeds and coconut. They give additional nutritional benefit to the recipe.

I  have made the laddoo using the same process that is used to make atta churma laddoo.  Instead of frying the dough for making churma, I have baked it to make it more healthy.

You can use the nuts of your choice. Also, you can chop and add them instead of grinding them.

They are very easy and simple to make. They are very delicious and are a healthy snack. Have it in morning, noon or evening.

So enjoy this Ganesh Festival by making and offering Lord the healthy laddoo.

 

Healthy Ragi Oat Churma Laddoo
Healthy Ragi Oat Churma Laddoo
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A healthy sweet made by baking ragi, semolina and oats mixture and then crushing and shaping them to a ball. It is packed with the goodness of jaggery, ghee, flax seeds , sesame seeds, coconut and dry nuts flavored with cardamom.
Servings Prep Time
21 laddoo 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
21 laddoo 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Healthy Ragi Oat Churma Laddoo
Healthy Ragi Oat Churma Laddoo
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Rating: 5
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A healthy sweet made by baking ragi, semolina and oats mixture and then crushing and shaping them to a ball. It is packed with the goodness of jaggery, ghee, flax seeds , sesame seeds, coconut and dry nuts flavored with cardamom.
Servings Prep Time
21 laddoo 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
21 laddoo 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: laddoo
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Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl add ragi flour, sooji (semolina) and oats.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  2. Add oil.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  3. Mix well the oil and all flour.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  4. Now ad luke warm water and knead into a tight dough.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  5. Make with your fist small portions as shown.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  6. Flatten them.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  7. Prick them with fork and place them in a baking sheet.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  8. Bake them in a preheated oven @210 C for 20-22 minutes flipping once.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  9. Cool them and make small pieces of it.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  10. Now grind the pieces into a mixture grinder and then sieve them.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  11. Take the sifted flour, dessicated coconut, grounded dry nuts (almond, cashewnut, walnut and pistachio), grounded flax seed and sesame seed and cardamom powder.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  12. Mix them well.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  13. In a pan heat ghee.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  14. Add jaggery into it.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  15. Stir and melt the jaggery. Remove from heat once the jaggery is melted. (take cake to remove once melted, if jaggery kept more on heat then it will start to caremalised and the laddoo will become harder and chewy).
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  16. Pour the melted jaggery and ghee over the flour and nuts mixture.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  17. Mix them well. If you find mixture is drying then add warm milk to it. (sometimes if the dough is baked more, then the moisture will dry and hence it will become difficult to shape into laddoo.)
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  18. Apply ghee in your palm if required and shape the dough into small balls. Keep aside to set for some time.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  19. Laddoos are ready to serve.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Laddoo
  20. Healthy ragi oat churma laddoo ready to be offered to Lord Ganesha.
    Healthy Ragi Oat Churma Laddoo
Recipe Notes

Note:

If the dough is over baked, then the moisture in it dries out. Hence it becomes difficult to shape them. So use warm milk while shaping them into laddoo.

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