3/4 cup black gram/urad dal, 1/3 cup oats, 1/4 cup cashew nuts, 1/4 cup almonds, 1/2 cup ragi/finger millets flour/nachni, 200 grams jaggery powder or jaggery , 75 ml ghee, 5 cardamom pods.
Rinsing and drying Black gram. rinse urad dal/black gram until the water comes out clean. Wash very quickly and strain out the water immediately. put them on a clean dry cloth and rub until the moisture disappears. keep under the ceiling fan or in sunlight for 15-20 minutes. Dry Roasting. Roast cashew nuts, almonds for 2-3 minutes and set aside.Dry roast oats for 2 minutes and keep aside.Put the black gram and roast until you feel nice flavor or until they turn into light brown color.it takes 10-15 minutes approximately. Grinding. grind all the roasted ingredients one by one and keep aside. Mixing. melt 2 - 3 tbsp of ghee in a pan. add finger millets/ragi flour and sauté for 2-3 minutes until the raw flavor disappears. add oats powder, cashew nuts&almond powder, black gram powder and cane sugar or jaggery powder. mix for 2-3 minutes on low heat and turn off the heat. Making Laddoos. take melted ghee and pour 2-3 tbsp in a small part of the mixture. mix that part really well.take a fistful of mixture and shape into laddoo packing tightly. for a variation, you can use honey to make laddoo!!!