Gond ke laddu/Antina unde/Dink laddu


 

Gond ke laddu or antina unde or dink laddu is a healthy snack made with edible gum, nuts, dried fruits, coconut and jaggery. This delicious little bites are very healthy and are highly recommended during winters and also to lactating mothers. This uniquely tasting laddu gets its main flavour from edible gum, also known as tragacanth gum and is loaded with all things good. Gond or edible gum is available in any grocery store or an Indian store abroad. They are translucent little crystals which are pretty hard on its own, but on roasting them they puff up and become light.

Do try this healthy, nutritious sweet treats this winter and I am sure you will love it.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Edible gum (gond/antu/dink) – ½ cup
Ghee – ¼ cup
Cashew and almonds – ¼ cup, sliced
Raisins – 3 tbsp
Dry coconut – 1 ½ cup
Poppy seeds – 2 tbsp
Dried dates – ½ cup
Jaggery – ¾ cup
Cardamom powder – 1 tsp

Method:

  1. Pit the dry dates and grind them into a powder
  2. Heat ghee in a frying pan. Add edible gum and fry for a few minutes until they puff up
  3. Cool it and grind into a fine powder. Transfer into a larger bowl
  4. In the same pan, add cashew, almonds and raisin and fry until they are golden. Add them to the bowl
  5. Next, add dried dates powder and roast for 2-3 minutes. Add them to the bowl
  6. Next, add poppy seeds and roast for until it is lightly golden. Add them to the bowl
  7. Next, add dry coconut and roast until it is golden. Add them to the bowl
  8. In another frying pan, add jaggery along with some water. Bring to boil and simmer until it reaches one string consistency
  9. Pour the jaggery syrup into the mixture and combine well
  10. While the mixture is still warm, take a small portion and shape them into a round to form laddus
  11. Serve immediately or store in air-tight container for up to 2 weeks

 

Pit the dry dates and grind them into a powder

Pit the dry dates and grind them into a powder

 

Edible gum crystals

Edible gum crystals

 

Heat ghee in a frying pan. Add edible gum and fry for a few minutes until they puff up

Heat ghee in a frying pan. Add edible gum and fry for a few minutes until they puff up

 

Cool it and grind into a fine powder. Transfer into a larger bowl

Cool it and grind into a fine powder. Transfer into a larger bowl

 

In the same pan, add cashew, almonds and raisin and fry until they are golden

In the same pan, add cashew, almonds and raisin and fry until they are golden

 

Next, add dried dates powder and roast for 2-3 minutes

Next, add dried dates powder and roast for 2-3 minutes

 

 

Add fried nuts and dates to the bowl

Add fried nuts and dates to the bowl

 

Next, add dry coconut and roast until it is golden

Next, add dry coconut and roast until it is golden

 

Next, add poppy seeds and roast for until it is lightly golden

Next, add poppy seeds and roast for until it is lightly golden

 

Combine all the ingredients together

Combine all the ingredients together

 

In another frying pan, add jaggery along with some water. Bring to boil and simmer until it reaches one string consistency

In another frying pan, add jaggery along with some water. Bring to boil and simmer until it reaches one string consistency

 

Pour the jaggery syrup into the mixture and combine well

Pour the jaggery syrup into the mixture and combine well

While the mixture is still warm, take a small portion and shape them into a round to form laddus

While the mixture is still warm, take a small portion and shape them into a round to form laddus

 

Gond ke laddu are ready

Gond ke laddu are ready

 

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