Millet (Bajra) Ladoo

Manisha Mishra
by Manisha Mishra
14 Ladoo's
40 min

In India we celebrated Makar Sankranti which is one of the most auspicious and important festival of the Hindu religion. Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of harvest season and also marks the end of the winter season. So, before winter ends I made these delicious Bajra Ladoo for my family. These ladoo's are so addictives that you can't resist. It's soft, delicious, filling and just melt in the mouth. Once festive season are round the corner, we can't just wait to prepare salted snacks and sweets at home. This is truly a ritual we follow from our grandmother.

Millet(Bajra) Ladoo is a delicious and healthy snack for families during winters. Millet is a super food and is very rich in nutrients as it is rich in vitamin B, calcium, iron, potassium,zinc,magnesium, and also being a healthy source of essential fats in the body.

Laddu is a popular sweet from the North Indian cuisine and often made during celebrations & festivals. I made these Bajra homemade laddu recipe from scratch. Indian cuisine has a variety of laddu recipes made with different unique ingredients and cooking methods.  I have used almonds, cashews, sesame seeds but you may add any dryfruits or nuts as per your preferences.

Do try this yummy recipe for your family this time and ensure that everyone gets the healthy dose of their required vitamins and minerals this winters!

Recipe details
  • 14  Ladoo's
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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  • 1 & 1/2 Cup Bajra Flour
  • 1 Cup jaggery 
  • 1/2 Tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1/2 Cup roasted Almond powder.
  • 1/2 Cup roasted Cashew powder
  • powder
  • 1/4 cup Sesame seeds (Til)
  • 4 Tbsp Desi Ghee

Heat a pan, dry roast almonds, cashews & sesame seeds. Keep it aside in another plate. 
Now add dry roasted almonds, cashews & sesame seeds in a mixer grinder & grind it coarsely. Remove and keep aside.
Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan, add bajra flour, stir on medium heat till it's aromatic.
Again add 2 tbsp of ghee and cook until the bajra is perfectly cooked.
Once cooked, keep it aside & allow it to cool down a bit. Then add coarsely grounded dryfruits and sesame seeds.
Using a spatula mix them all together.
Add melted jaggery and cardamon powder to the mixture. Mix them well with spatula.
Take a handful of ladoo mix and press them inbetween your palm to shape them round into a ladoo. 
Ladoo is ready to serve.
  • Cook bajra flour nicely until it turn aromatic.
  • Don't cool the ladoo mix in the fridge, just leave it outside to cool at room temperature.
  • Don't add sugar or jaggery to hot ladoo mix immediately, as sugar melts ladoo mix will be watery.
  • In case the mixture is too dry then add melted ghee to it.
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