ragi dry fruits ladoo for kids and toddlers

Finger millets or ragi or nachini is a super grain which is a rich source of good carbohydrates, calcium and Vitamin D. Calcium is very essential for healthy bones and teeth.

Today, I am sharing a delicious recipe using ragi. Ragi energy balls are a hit with both parents and kids! It is loaded with all good ingredients like peanuts, cashews, and almonds, which keeps the parents happy and it’s tasty – which the kids love!

You can also give it as snacks or a dessert. You can also make use of either sprouted ragi flour or regular ragi flour.

How to sneak in nutrition:

Ragi is very beneficial for growing kids and toddlers. Sprouted ragi flour is even more nutritious as it is high in Vitamin C level and it makes the absorption of iron for your body.

Peanuts are a very rich sources of healthy fats and are high in protein content. Protein is essential to strengthen the growing muscles of toddlers. Peanuts are loaded with antioxidants and enriched with fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for child’s  growing brain development.

Cashews are a powerhouse of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. These are extremely helpful in preventing deficiency diseases.

Almonds are a rich source of plant protein and it contains necessary fatty acids, vitamin E, and magnesium. It is very helpful in preventing cancer and it boosts immune system and helps in brain development.

Sesame Seeds are a good source of energy with high source of calcium and unsaturated fats. It is good for protecting the liver.

Jaggery is a huge source of iron and it increases the hemoglobin level. It stimulates the bowel movement and prevents constipation in kids. It cleanses the liver and also flushes out harmful toxins and works as a natural detoxifier.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ragi flour, sprouted or regular
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ½ cup peanuts
  • ½ cup cashews
  • ½ cup almonds
  • 1 cup desiccated or shreded coconut
  • 6 green cardamoms
  • 2 cups of jaggery or palm sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee

 

Method To Prepare

1. Take a pan and heat 2 teaspoons of ghee and roast the ragi flour until you get a nice aroma of ragi. Allow this to cool.
2. Dry roast peanuts, cashews, and almonds. Allow it to cool. Remove the skin of peanuts.
3. Dry roast the sesame seeds and allow it to cool.
4. Dry roast the desiccated coconut. You need to dry roast it on low flame.
5. Grind together peanuts, cashews, almonds, sesame seeds, coconut and cardamom into a fine powder.
6. Finely grate the jaggery or palm sugar.

Preparation of Ragi Energy Balls

1. Take a mixing bowl and mix together the grounded powder, grated jaggery, and roasted flour.


2. You can also blend together the grated jaggery and roasted flour to get a proper mixing. Blend it for about 2-3 minutes, you will get a sticky consistency.

3. Grease your palms well with ghee.

4.Take a spoonful of the mixture and roll the balls. The rolling should be quickly done, else balls will not be firm, once mixture cools down.

5.You can also moist your palms with milk or water, but this will reduce the shelf life.

6. Enjoy!

No Bake Ragi Energy Balls Recipe
 
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No Bake Ragi Energy Balls Recipe
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Recipe type: Snack, Desert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 8 to 10
Ingredients
  • 2 cups ragi flour, sprouted or regular
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ½ cup peanuts
  • ½ cup cashews
  • ½ cup almonds
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 6 green cardamoms
  • 2 cups of jaggery or palm sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee
Instructions
  1. Take a pan and heat 2 teaspoons of ghee and roast the ragi flour until you get a nice aroma of ragi. Allow this to cool.
  2. Dry roast peanuts, cashews, and almonds. Allow it to cool. Remove the skin of peanuts.
  3. Dry roast the sesame seeds and allow it to cool.
  4. Dry roast the desiccated coconut. You need to dry roast it in slow flame.
  5. Grind together peanuts, cashews, almonds, sesame seeds, coconut and cardamom into a fine powder.
  6. Finely grate the jaggery or palm sugar.Take a mixing bowl and mix together the grounded powder, grated jaggery, and roasted flour. You can also blend together the grated jaggery and roasted flour to get a proper mixing.
  7. Grease your palms well with ghee.
  8. Take a spoonful of the mixture and roll the balls. The rolling should be quickly done, else balls will not be firm, once mixture cools down.
  9. You can also moist your palms with milk or water, but this will reduce the shelf life.
  10. Enjoy!