About the Atta Gud Laddu (wheat flour jaggery ladoo) recipe
Thinking about what to make at this Lohri festival and falling short of ideas? Worry not I have got the perfect sweet recipe for you all to enjoy this festive season. Fan of ladoos and love having them no matter what time or what occasion? Then I’m 100% sure you will love this Atta gur ladoo recipe as it is an easy-to-make extremely tempting and delicious sugar-free sweet recipe which is treated as an important food item during winter as it is healthy and it keeps our body warm to fight those cold winter days.
This is a simple, hassle-free dessert recipe made using jaggery as a sweetener without using sugar and is made using simple ingredients like aata, almond flour, jaggery powder, butter, and cardamom powder. You can very easily add more ingredients according to your own needs and wants no matter whether they are kids or adults no one can resist its aromatic, soft, mouth-melting texture and fragrance. This is not just delicious but it’s healthy too keeping in mind the health of everybody I have made this recipe that will not only full fill your taste buds but will also help in keeping your body healthy with its benefits in jaggery and flour. So, without wasting any more of your time let’s quickly jump into how to make this recipe yours.
This is my way of making this recipe hope you all like and enjoy making it at your home this coming Lohri. Don’t forget to let me know your experience of having and making this recipe and do share it with your family and friends to make there Lohri a memorable one too.
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Benefits of jaggery
Jaggery is an unrefined sugar product made in Asia and Africa and is an integral part of our Indian kitchen in both sweet and savory items. This natural sweetener is a unique mix of sucrose, inverted sugars, and other residual components like wood ash, proteins, and bagasse fiber besides a good amount of moisture. Both forms of jaggery or palm jaggery are used extensively in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Pakistan. In India, it is a practice to eat a piece of jaggery either small or big once a day as it contains many health benefits like-
- Helps in treating cough- Gur is one such unique ingredient that can very easily beat all seasonal difficulties be it in summer or winter. It’s an amazing natural cooler in hot weather/ summers as in winter it helps in aiding many respiratory ailments. A piece of jaggery with little ginger helps in expelling mucus and clears airways.
- Jaggery boosts digestion- Good gut health is always a sign of overall health pure quality jaggery flushes out toxins, promotes digestive flora, and supports the small intestine in better absorption of nutrients.
- Helps in regulating periods- Irregular menstrual cycle is a clear indication of hormonal imbalance. There are many reasons why this happens the biggest are obesity, poor metabolism, and hormone change. Making it a habit of eating jaggery pieces once daily is very healthy and beneficial for our bodies.
- Handles PCOS- It has become quite common in women of all age groups. PCOS leads to ovarian cysts and it is found in one in every 5 women. PCOS presents with various complications like severe mood disorders, elevated levels of male hormones like testosterone, irregular periods, and infertility in certain cases. Jaggery contains various minerals that help in fighting many problems and PCOS.
- Gur helps in beating anemia- Poor hemoglobin levels can cause severe fatigue, irregular heartbeats, shortness of breath, and dizziness and if not treated on time, it would lead to other complications. Jaggery is an excellent source of plant-based iron and it helps in boosting hemoglobin levels.
How is jaggery made
For many generations or even before this amazing sweetener called as jaggery is produced by crushing juice out of sugarcane either with the help of oxen-driven crushers or electric juice crushers. Then that very juice is collected into a very large vessel and the required amount is transferred separately into a smaller vessel and is nicely heated on the furnace lit by the dried wood.
Once the juice is boiled lime is added to clear impurities like wood, then the juice starts to turn thick and gold from continuously stirring and forms into threads. It is then cooled down into a different vessel as it reaches room temperature it starts forming solid shapes slowly and gradually.
Ingredients for making the atta gud laddu (wheat flour jaggery ladoo) recipe are-
- 1 cup atta or whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup of almond flour(optional)
- 3/4 cup of jaggery powder or powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 1/4 tsp of cardamom powder
- 2 tbsp. butter
The steps for making the atta gud laddu (wheat flour jaggery ladoo) recipe are-
Step-1 To make this recipe we’ll need atta, almond flour, jaggery powder, butter, and cardamom powder.
Step-2 Take a pan and keep it on low medium heat add butter to it and let it nicely melt.
Step-3 As soon as our butter melts we’ll add flour, now mix and let it roast properly until it’s nice aromatic and turns golden brown.
Step-4 Add a few tbsp. of butter and start mixing the flour until it turns soft in texture and starts releasing butter.
Step-5 Time to add almond flour to our roasted flour and mix them together until it blends and gets roasted with the flour.
Step-6 Let the mixture aside and let it cool down a little then will add jaggery and cardamom powder to it. Mix it very nicely.
Step-7 Now to make the ladoos take a handful of the mixture into your hand and start pressing it really nice and tightly so that the mixture binds together into the shape of a ball.
Step-8 Our atta gur laddos are ready.
While making the ladoos keep in mind to not let the mixture cool down as it will be difficult to make the ladoos once the mixture gets cold, keeping it a little helps in binding the mixture tightly.
Lohri Special Atta Gud Laddu (wheat flour jaggery ladoo) Recipe
- Serving plate
- 1 cup Atta or whole wheat flour
- ½ cup Almond flour(optional)
- ¾ cup jaggery powder or powdered sugar
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ tsp Cardamom powder
- 2 tbsp. Butter
- To make this recipe we'll need atta, almond flour, jaggery powder, butter, and cardamom powder.
- Take a pan and keep it on low medium heat add butter to it and let it nicely melt.
- As soon as our butter melts we'll add flour, now mix and let it roast properly until it's nice aromatic and turns golden brown.
- Add a few tbsp. of butter and start mixing the flour until it turns soft in texture and starts releasing butter.
- Time to add almond flour to our roasted flour and mix them together until it blends and gets roasted with the flour.
- Let the mixture aside and let it cool down a little then will add jaggery and cardamom powder to it. Mix it very nicely.
- Now to make the ladoos take a handful of the mixture into your hand and start pressing it really nice and tightly so that the mixture binds together into the shape of a ball.
- Our atta gur laddos are ready.