Ragi Peanut Ladoo is a healthy snack using ragi flour and peanuts. Also, these ladoos are an excellent way to include ragi in kids diet.
Ragi recipes for kids:
Ragi peanut ladoo is a healthy snack recipe for kids. These laddoos are an excellent way to include ragi in kids diet. Ragi (finger millet) is a gluten-free and nutritious cereal that is loaded with calcium and fiber.
You can consume ragi in the various form like dosa, ladoos, porridge and roti. Ragi ladoos are one such excellent recipe for kids. Peanuts, ragi, sesame seeds and jaggery together makes a delicious sweet snack.
You can make these ladoos in bulk and store it in an airtight container and serve as a healthy and energetic snack for kids.
Smart Cooking Tips:
- Make sure to roast ragi until the raw smell goes off. Otherwise, the laddoos will end up in raw ragi flour taste.
- If you are using peanuts with skin, make sure to roast the peanuts and remove the skin before grinding it to a fine powder.
- If you do not have grated jaggery handy. You can easily make it at home by warming up the jaggery in a microwave oven for 10 – 20 seconds for 3 – 4 times, until jaggery becomes soft and grate using a vegetable or cheese grater.
- You can also replace the jaggery with brown sugar.
- For binding the ladoos you can use warm milk or ghee. If you are using warm milk the laddoos will stay good for only 3 – 4 days. If you are using ghee, then the ladoos will stay good for up to 2 weeks (my little son Aldrich do not prefer ghee taste, so I made these ladoos with milk).
How I made ragi ladoos in 30 minutes?
Roasting and skinning the peanuts are the time-consuming task in this recipe. I used store-bought roasted peanuts that reduce the time and effort. Also, the other trickiest part in making this ladoo is grating the jaggery.
I just warm up the jaggery in a microwave oven for 10 – 20 seconds for three to four times, until the jaggery becomes slightly soft and grate it using a carrot grater.
Apart from skinning the peanuts and grating the jaggery, these ladoos are easy and simple to make.
You can use store bought jaggery powder or brown sugar in this ladoo but personally, I prefer freshly grated jaggery.
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How to serve ragi peanut ladoo?
Serve ragi peanut ladoo as a snack. You can also store these ladoos in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Ragi (finger millet) Peanut Ladoo is a healthy snack using ragi flour and peanuts. Also, these ladoos are an excellent way to include ragi in kids diet.
- 1 cup RAGI FLOUR
- 2 cup PEANUTS
- 1.50 cup JAGGERY
- 0.50 cup SESAME SEEDS
- 0.50 cup MILK
In a pan add ragi flour and dry roast on a medium flame until the raw smell goes off (it takes about 8 - 10 minutes). Transfer it to a wide bowl and allow it to cool.
In the same pan add sesame seeds and roast until it starts to pop or the color changes to golden brown. Transfer it to a wide bowl and allow it to cool.
In the same pan add peanuts and roast until the color changes into golden brown or it becomes crispy. If you are using the peanuts with skin, dry roast and discard the skin or if you are using store bought roasted and skinned peanuts, you can skip this step.
In a blender add roasted peanuts, roasted ragi flour, roasted sesame seeds, grated jaggery and grind it to a fine powder.
Add warm milk and shape them into small balls and serve or store it in an airtight container.