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Aval Ladoo Recipe

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Ingredients

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1 cup white flattened rice
1 /2 cup grated coconut
3/4 cup sugar
5 tbsp milk
cardamom
1/4 cup ghee

Nutritional information

1569 kcal
calories
336.37 g
carbohydrates
35.7 g
protein
9.23 g
fat
3071 mg
sodium
8 mg
cholesterol

Aval Ladoo Recipe

Features:
  • Sweet
Cuisine:
  • 25 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Ingredients

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If you take a trip to the past, you may seldom hear our ancestors suffering from diseases like our generation faces. Let’s accept the fact that a few decades ago, every snack was made with fresh ingredients whether at home or good old sweet shops. More importantly, they were not used to eat processed or preserved food as we do now. Fortunately, it is possible to make delicious home-cooked sweets and savories at home with recipes like aval ladoo.

Aval ladoo is one of the easiest and the tastiest snacks that can be rustled up quickly. Aval also known as ‘poha’ in most states of India is flattened rice. In Andhra and Telangana states, it is known as ‘atukulu’. Aval ladoo is a preferred snack as it is a healthier version of the regular ladoo and works best even for people recovering from digestive troubles or viral infection.

Health Benefits

  • Flattened rice is known to control blood sugar levels and is considered a good meal for people with diabetes. It is a good probiotic with enough source of healthy carbohydrates. It is also easily digestible, rich in iron and low in calories.
  • Cardamom is known to relieve stomach issues and has the ability to heal ulcers.
  • Coconut is very nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. However, it is recommended to use fresh coconut pulp.
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How to make

  • To a wide frying pan, add the flattened rice.
  • Stir well in a medium flame. Remove it after 5 five minutes.
  • Allow it to cool down.
  • Grind the flattened rice, coconut, sugar, and cardamom.
  • Heat a large wok (kadai), add ghee.
  • When the ghee is hot, add the flattened rice mixture and stir well.
  • Continue to stir for at least 3 minutes.
  • Add milk and stir for another 2 minutes.
  • Allow the mixture to cool down a little.
  • Knead well and make lemon sized balls.

Adding dry fruits like raisings and other nuts brings in the richness and flavors. Store these ladoos in air-tight jars, to use them as a snack for a week or even longer.

Trivia

  • Carbohydrates for breakfast is an efficient way to store long-lasting energy for the entire day.
  • Flattened rice/ poha is known as the poor man's food in most Indian states. It is inexpensive and uses very fewer ingredients and yet makes a complete meal.
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