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Javas Ladoo | How to make Flax Seed Ladoo

>>  Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Javas Ladoo - A to Z Maharashtrian Sweets, 

When I did Alsi Ladoo for A, I mentioned that another similar ladoo is coming up. Here’s the one that I referred that day. Flaxseed is called Javas/ Alsi in Marathi, so I wanted to make the best use of this seed to cover both the alphabets. 

So I looked out for a recipe that’s different from the one I already made. I adapted this ladoo from here. The recipe is totally different, though its another ladoo. I also mentioned that I made about 5 different sweets the day I made these. Out of that two were ladoos with the same main ingredient.

While the taste was different, looks wise it was similar and I had confusion on plating it too. The other preps that I did was to make note of the recipes that called for similar ingredients, like mawa/khova. I made khova at home keeping in mind all the dishes that I would be making. So these were prepared on the same day so as to use up the homemade khova.

Flaxseeds  are very rich in omega 3 fatty acids and dietary fibers. This ladoo that I made is a traditional ladoo recipe made with flax seeds, black sesame, and poppy seeds. Since black sesame seeds, and poppy seeds are a very good source of minerals as well, these ladoo are highly nutritious. 



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Javas Ladoo
Makes 15 to 20 medium size ladoos

Ingredients Needed:

Flax seeds / Alsi / Javas -  1 /2 cup
Black sesame / Kala Til - 1 /4 cup
Poppy seeds  -  1 /4 cup
Edible gum / goond  - 2 to 3 tbsp
Roasted Mixed Nuts like Almonds, Cashews, Pistas - 1/ 2 cups
Wheat Flour -  1 /2  cup
Khoya / Mawa - 3 /4 to 1 cup
Ghee - 3 /4 cup
Powdered Sugar - 3 /4 cup

How to make the Javas Ladoo

Dry roast black sesame, poppy seeds separately on medium heat for 2-4 mins. Remove and keep it aside.

Next heat a nonstick pan with a tsp ghee, roast the wheat flour till it starts turning colour. Remove.

In the same pan, heat another tsp of ghee, roast the flax seed meal well for couple of minutes. remove.

Next add a tsp of ghee, roast the gond till it blooms and puffs up. Remove and allow to cool down. Grind to a powder once it cools down

Likewise, chop and roast the nuts in ghee.

Powder the sesame seeds, poppy seeds and half of the roasted nuts to a powder. Transfer to a bowl.

Finally fry the khoya for a couple of minutes on medium heat.

Now add all the ingredients to the bowl.  When mixture is still lukewarm but not hot, add powdered sugar and mix well.

Take a fistful of this mixture and press into hard balls. If the mix is not coming together, add melted ghee spoon by spoon to bind the mix. 

Continue making all the balls and store in an airtight container. 



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19 comments :

Suma Gandlur April 12, 2016 at 12:20 AM  

I am going like 'wow' looking at the ingredients. They must be very yummy and are highly nutritious. Bookmarked them.

Priya Suresh April 12, 2016 at 1:39 AM  

This ladoos is too tempting Valli, super healthy and nutritious.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan April 12, 2016 at 2:25 AM  

Wow healthy ladoo. I have about 2 cups of flaxseed sitting after my podi. Thought of trying something different and found a recipe here.. ;-) great share..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan April 12, 2016 at 4:05 AM  

You are totally becoming the laddoo making queen now Valli. It was funny how you said that you had confusion plating the two laddoos. Both the versions are delicious.

Pavani N April 12, 2016 at 5:41 AM  

Those laddoos are so rich of healthy & nutritious ingredients Valli. They are decadent too with the addition of khoya :-) Awesome pick for letter J.

vaishali sabnani April 12, 2016 at 9:38 AM  

Making five dishes in one go is awesome...while doing the sweets for Sindhi Cuisine, even I made 5-6 sweets at one go. I am loving the complete series and these ladoos are so healthy .

Gayathri Kumar April 12, 2016 at 2:12 PM  

This ladoo sounds so rich with all the ingredients. With khova and the dry fruits, they must have tasted awesome..

Amara Annapaneni April 12, 2016 at 6:43 PM  

Healthy and nutritious laddoos, they look amazing.

Sapana Behl April 12, 2016 at 8:50 PM  

All those healthy ingredients going in the ladoo makes them super healthy and tasty.Bookmarked.

rajani April 12, 2016 at 10:20 PM  

I have never made a single laddoo before and here you are dishing them out as if it's child's play. The plate looks delicious!

Nalini's Kitchen April 13, 2016 at 12:15 AM  

This ladoo sounds interesting with all those ingredients it has come out so well.Nice pick for the alphabet.

Usha Rao April 13, 2016 at 3:56 AM  

Such a nutritious laddo. It is good that you got to make two recipes with the same ingredient.

Smruti Shah April 15, 2016 at 1:34 AM  

These look like really traditional ladoos. I love the research you have done on Maharashtra!!

Harini-Jaya R April 15, 2016 at 7:41 AM  

That is a super rich in nutrients, Valli. I am so making this.

Padma Rekha April 17, 2016 at 6:29 AM  

One more healthy laddo recipe and ingredients in this recipe looks so nutritious fantastic choice Valli..

Kalyani April 20, 2016 at 12:49 PM  

edible gum tempting me again :)) these ladoos look super nutrituous !

Chef Mireille April 22, 2016 at 7:09 AM  

with all the health benefits of flax what a healthy ladoo

Ruchi Indu May 14, 2016 at 9:30 AM  

very healthy ladoo. Loved the presentation..

veena krishnakumar May 22, 2016 at 12:10 PM  

Wow Valli!!!!This is super healthy and rich too. I think i have most of the ingredients now. Will try this out

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