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millets laddu recipe
I am happy to share my first post on millet recipes/Siruthaniya unavugal(in Tamil). As I wanted to start with a easy sweet recipe, I tried this mixed millets laddu adding jaggery (Siruthaniya ladoo in Tamil) / Multi millet laddu. It came out very well. Sendhil loved it a lot. I have seen millet laddu recipes using ragi or thinai /Foxtail millet. 

For a change, I used all the millets like thinai, kambu, kuthiravali, saamai, varagu, ragi and in addition I used yellow moong dal and barley to make it like sathumaavu urundai/Health mix powder balls to get all the health benefits of millets. I made this laddu keeping Diabetic patients in mind. So I skipped sugar & used jaggery as I din’t have karuppatti/Palm jaggery in hand. U can give this ladoo to your kids too if they like jaggery flavour. Else make it with powdered sugar. 

U can store this laddu for weeks and give your kids one laddu a day. I am sure they will get all the nutrients required for them. Try this power packed easy millet laddu recipe for your family and enjoy the health benefits of all the millets in one go !

Do check out my detailed post on Millets varieties, how to identify them and where to buy it etc.

Millets ladoo

Mixed Millets laddu recipe

Mixed Millets laddu recipe Mixed Millets laddu recipe with jaggery – Healthy snacks recipes !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweets
Serves: Yields 15nos
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes

  • Thinai /Foxtail millet– 3 tbsp
  • Kambu /Pearl millet– 3 tbsp
  • Ragi /Finger millet– 3 tbsp
  • Kuthiravali /Barnyard millet– 3 tbsp
  • Varagu / Kodo millet– 3 tbsp
  • Saamai /Little millet– 3 tbsp
  • Moong dal – 2 tbsp
  • Barley – 1 tbsp
  • Grated jaggery – 3/4 –1 cup
  • Cardamom seeds– 4 nos
  • Melted Ghee – 6 tbsp (adjust)

  • In a wide kadai, take all the millets, moong dal, barley and cardamom seeds. Dry roast it in medium flame till you get a nice roasted aroma. Roasting takes 10 minutes based on the flame you keep. Make sure you don’t burn the millets while roasting. (If you want, you can roast the millets one by one).
Millets laddu recipe step1
  • Allow it to cool. In the mean time, grate the jaggery and melt the ghee & roast the cashews. Now grind the roasted millets to a fine powder. Sieve if necessary.
Millets laddu recipe step2
  • After its ground smooth, add the grated jaggery and again grind it to a fine powder. Check for sweetness. Add more jaggery if you need.
Millets laddu recipe step3
  • Now take the ground mixture in a wide bowl. Make a dent in the center. Add the melted ghee and roasted cashews. Mix well with the ladle as the ghee is hot.
Millets laddu recipe step4
  • Once the mixture is warm, mix well with your hands and make balls. Add more ghee if needed OR you can also add few drops of milk or water if you want to reduce the quantity of ghee. But the shelf life of laddu will be reduced if you add milk. So use it accordingly.
  • Make all ladoos and store in an air tight box. Enjoy. It stays good for weeks.
Millets laddu recipe step5

  • Adjust the quantity of grated jaggery as per your sweet buds.
  • If you add less jaggery, you may need to add more ghee.
  • Sieving the ground flour is completely optional. If you don’t sieve, you may get some crunchy taste while eating not very smooth.
  • U can also add a handful of fried gram dal while roasting millets. It gives a nice flavour and an added benefit for kids.
  • U can also replace jaggery with sugar if you want to make it for kids.

Make this easy and healthy millet laddu, enjoy eating and reap its health benefits !

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Babitha said...

Healthier one

great-secret-of-life said...

super healthy laddu

nandoos kitchen said...

very healthy ladoo

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Nutrition packed laddoos..lovely

Unknown said...

awesome.. power packed laddus...

Unknown said...

Wow tnx Chitra for a lovely recipe will sure try this

Chitra said...

Thank u Swathi.Do try n send me the picture :)

Sangeetha M said...

very delicious and nutritious laddus...healthy snack for growing kids...good one chitra!

Shama Nagarajan said...

healthy ladoo...

Unknown said...

wow very very healthy ladoos and so perfectly made chitra :) chance e ille , you always rock :)

Vikis Kitchen said...

Very healthy ladoo dear. Looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

Healthy ladoo:)

Sona said...

Healthy ladoo, looks delicious. said...

multigrain healthi ladoo's... yummy

easyfoodsmith said...

Wow! These ladoos sound delicious and healthy. I am pinning them.

Dr Sneha NS said...

Will the millets get cooked by dry roasting ?? I am planning to make these ladoos for my 1.5 year old toddler.

Chitra said...

Yes, it gets partially cooked. Sorry, I don't think it will suit 1.5 year old kid. Its better to make porridge instead. If you wish, try giving a very small laddu and check if it suits your kid.

Saru said...

Recipe is missing in this post. Can you pls post

Chitra said...

Hello Saru, Thanks for updating me. There was a glitch. I fixed it now. Please check the recipe. Its added.

Fooderland_sizzlingdairy said...

Healthy Laddu. Looks So Delicious! Your Recipes are all easy & healthy.