When you have dates and figs, who needs sugar? Instead of giving packaged dry snacks or chocolates, which are excessive in sugar and sodium, consider giving these rose petals dates laddoos. In addition to satisfying sweet cravings, these rose laddoos make a great afternoon snack. During festivals, when you are fasting, you can prepare them as prasad and even offer them as bhog. On the second day on Navratri 2022, red is ruling the colour of the Goddess. Infuse the energy of this hue to your festive food by adding these laddoos. 

Also Read: Cooking With Rose Petals And Their Benefits

Make them in good quantity and carry them along when you are out on a vacation. These laddoos are fantastic for travel and can be consumed for a long time because they have a long shelf life, provided they are appropriately stored under refrigeration.

Rose Petals Laddoos

Ingredients

  •  1 1/2 cups dates (deseeded)
  • 10 nos. fig 
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pistachios
  • 1 cup edible red rose petals 
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 3 tbsp ghee 
  • 1 cup warm water 
  • 1/2 cup of dry red rose petals for the outer coating (chopped)

Method

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  1. If you are using seeded dates, deseed them and set them aside
  2. In a bowl, pour warm water and soak the dates and the fig for 30 minutes. After some time, they will swell and turn mushy
  3. Coarsely chop the pistachios
  4. In a blender, ground the dates and figs and mix until a smooth paste. If required, add 1 tablespoon of water.
  5. Heat one tablespoon of ghee or clarified butter in a wok
  6.  Pour the dates and figs paste
  7. Keeping the heat low, continuously stir the mixture until it tightens up and gathers around the centre of the wok.
  8. Now add 2 tablespoons of ghee and keep stirring once a while to avoid the paste from getting burnt.  
  9. It will take about 10 minutes for this paste to become thicker.
  10. Blend in the poppy seeds, chopped pistachios and rose petals
  11. Until everything is thoroughly combined, keep swirling the mixture. Turn off the flame and let it cool thoroughly.
  12. By using a teaspoon of ghee, grease a baking paper.
  13. Place the mixture on the baking sheet once it has cooled. Apply some ghee to your hands and very slowly knead the mixture.
  14. Shape this paste into small balls. Spread ½ cup of edible rose petals on a plate and roll the balls over them.
  15. See to it that they are evenly coated. The laddoos are ready to eat.