Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Dates Ladoo ~A Blog Hop & An Award

Variety is the spice of life and Blog Hop adds to it.
As this is where you try out dishes from your partner’s blog to suit your palate the idea is Radhika’s brain child.

How does Blog Hop add to variety? Well I go through my partner’s posts in greater detail so in this sense I am coming to know newer likeminded people. All of us are connected through our love for food and serve a better variety with love.

This week I am partnered with Hirini of Tamalpaku and since I very rarely make Indian sweets I wanted to try my hands out at a ladoo. I had bookmarked this recipe of sugarless ladoos long ago. 

In case you have not checked this wonderful space do so now.

Here is the original recipe I have not changed it except for adding pistachios. (Because I love them would have added more but did not want test fates. Next time will replace cashew nuts with them.)


12 Fresh Dates
18 Almonds
22 Cashews
10 pistachios (optional)
3tblsp +1 tblspn) Dry Coconut grated
4 Cardamoms

1.      Dry Roast Almonds, Cashews and pistachios and let them cool.
2.      Switch of the gas and dry roast 4 Tbsp of grated coconut.
3.      Chop the fresh dates for easy grinding.
4.      Grind the almonds, cashews, pistachios, cardamoms and 3 tblspn coconut grated.
5.     Add the chopped dates to it and grind it further until thick dough is formed.
6.      Remove the dough from the mixer and knead for a minute or two to make it a little pliable. The amount of oils that oozes out is amazing. My hands were like I have dipped them in oil.
7.      Make ladoos out of the dough and roll each of them on the remaining coconut.

Linking this to HCC by Kavi started by Smitha 

Now for the Award!! 

Jay of Tasty Appetites has passed this award to me. 

The Liebster blog award is supposed to give visibility to worthy blogs, so many gracious thanks to you dear for honouring me..:)

The word ‘ Liebster “ is a German word, that essentially means ‘ dear ‘and is derived from the verb ‘ lieber ‘ which means “ to love “.

Upon receipt of the Liebster Award, there are a very simple rules:

1. Thank the giver who gave the award and link back to his / her blog.
2. Choose 5 blogs whom you would like to give this award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Hope that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers as well.
5. Thank all who read your blog and wish to follow you and of course - have fun!


I would love to share this award with these wonderful blogger friends of mine . Please have a look at their sites.



  1. they looks so yummy and healthy!

  2. Congrats dear for winning this award and thanks a lot for sharing this with me. You really made my week.Ladoos look simply superb.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. oh.. looks so good. Yumm.. Dates are so sweet that there isn't any need for sugar many times.

  4. Laddoo looks yummy!!
    & Thanks so much for passing this award to me too..I am really honoured....
    Midweek Fiesta @every Wednesday

  5. delicious and addtion of dates make it healthy

  6. that's truly sweetttttttttttttttttt of u archana - really touched my heart !!!!love n hugs;the ladoos look yum and nice choice for the blog hop. Hey u have changed your blog backdrop and it looks nice.

  7. Congrats and the ladoos are really delicious...

  8. Congrats on your awards.

    Healthy and delicious laddoos

  9. It was a really coincidence, to do dates balls yesterday and to post it today. I checked in the morning and found it on your site.

    I am following you on your blog, do visit my blog

  10. Healthy and quite a power packed laddoos..

  11. Congrats on ur awards Archana!!! And the laddoos look amazing!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  12. They look healthy n so very perfect!

  13. Nice preparation Archana & many congratulations for the award.

  14. delicious dear...You have made this perfectly..Will surely give it a try..

    Do visit my blog too

  15. Super delicious ones, looks fantastic.Congrats on your award.

  16. They look so delicious and yummy!

  17. Looks really delicious and so cute.

  18. delicious and addition of dates make it healthy

  19. Quite Lip Smacking view out this window :)

  20. Glad you liked the laddus..And can you please change my name - it is mis-spelt .. it is Harini :)

  21. Laddos are wonderful and very healthy Dear. Thank you so much for your award, I am overwhelmed and awaken now. :-)

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  22. @Harini Sorry. Corrected now. Ladoos were yummy. Even Hubby dear ate them.
    Thanks all .

  23. Wowee Archana, LOVE the new look of your blog! the ladoos I'd bookmarked too and you've made them fabulously! Congrats on your award dearie - totally well deserved! xo -priya

  24. What a healthy treat! Wonderful.

  25. Lovely Ladoo..Grt recipe..Following you..

    Welcome to my space..

  26. Thanks all of you. I truly love you guys.


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