This ladoo calls for simple ingredients which is available in your pantry throughout the year. The best part of this peanut ladoo, I have not used sugar instead used jaggery which is also good for health. Just a teaspoon of ghee has been added to enhance the taste if you want you can skip it. Peanut itself has oil in it which helps in binding the ladoos along with jaggery. If you do not prefer cardamom powder you can skip that too.
So it is not necessarily you have to prepare peanut ladoo only during Diwali, but you can prepare it any time during the year. This could be a good snacks after playtime for kids. It can give the kids instant energy as it has peanut and jaggery in it. I have prepared a small batch of 6 to 7 ladoos you can increase the amount as per your requirement.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Peanuts – 1 cup
Jaggery – Grated, 2/3 cup
Ghee – 1 teaspoon
Cardamom Powder – just a pinch
1. Heat a wok and add the peanuts into it for dry roasting.
2. Keep on stirring them until they are nicely brown and skin starts coming out.
3. Switch off the gas and allow them to cool for a while and rub them with your palms so that skin comes out easily and later blow them.
4. Keep on doing the above process until all skins of peanuts come out.
5. Now take peanuts in a grinder and grind them to make smooth powder. The powder will be slightly coarse in nature.
6. Next add grated jaggery into the grinder and grind again.
7. Transfer the ground mixture in a bowl and add cardamom powder into it and mix well.
8. Next add ghee and mix well, break the lumps formed in the mixture.
9. After that take generous amount of mixture in hand and shape them like balls.
10. Once they are ready you can store them in a air-tight container for 3 to 4 days.