This badam ladoo is made of Badam flour and Jaggery or sugar with a little cardamom flavor. You get the right texture without having to deep fry anything. So you can enjoy it without any guilt.
August is a festive time for Indians with lots of sweets in the making and I am sharing a new one-of-a-kind recipe that you should try this month - Badam Ladoo or Almond Balls.
‘Ladoos’ or ‘Laddus’ are largely popular sweet desserts and there are several varieties of laddus out there. Today’s recipe is novel in the way that it is from almond flour and mixed with aromatic cardamom and jaggery/sugar.
The most common form of laddu is from fried besan flour. Not to take anything away from them but there is always guilt associated with it because it is one form of deep-fried delicacy.
I prepared this badam ladoo in two different versions. One sweetened with sugar and one with jaggery. Both versions are equally good and worth a try to see which one your favorite will be. My kids loved both versions equally. I hope you and your family like it the same way we did.
ladoo made with almond flour
It is super easy to prepare this delicious, vegan, and gluten-free ladoo with almond flour. Using flour instead of whole almonds contains less fat but the main advantage in using almond flour instead of whole almonds is it makes it easy to prepare this dessert in a jiffy. You can literally prepare this ladoo within 10 minutes.
Using whole almonds
If you do not have blanched almond flour handy, you can always use whole almonds. The key element for making perfect ladoo is patience as you roast the almonds. The rest of the procedure is the same as you prepare it with almond flour. This makes a perfect fit for a snack box recipe. Let’s go over the procedure if you are using whole almonds.
Dry roast almonds over medium-low heat for about 10 min or until the skin starts to darken in color. Do not over roast it. Keep stirring on regular intervals for roasting them evenly. Turn off the heat and transfer to a plate. Allow it to cool down completely to room temperature. Transfer the roasted almonds to a blender and make a fine powder. Then follow the rest of the method.
How to store
This almond (Badam) Ladoo or Almond balls recipe is delicious with a melt in your mouth texture, but in order to retain the texture for 1-2 weeks, you will need to store them in an airtight container. If you decide to use a little bit of almond milk to bind the ingredients better, the shelf life would be about 2-3days.
Powder the sugar and cardamom keep it aside. Or use powdered sugar. Roast the almond flour for 4-5 minutes in low flame. Then add the avocado oil and mix well. Switch off the heat.
Now add the powdered sugar and mix well.
Once it’s cooled down, take a small portion and make 1-2” round balls. Now badam ladoo is ready to enjoy.
If this recipe interests you, look for similar recipes in my blog such as the
- Rava ladoo
- Peanuts jaggery ladoo
- Besan Pista ladoo
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Badam ladoo - Almond Balls Recipe
- 1 cup almond flour
- ½ cup sugar or grated jaggery
- 3 tablespoon avocado oil
- 2 green cardamom
- Powder the sugar and cardamom keep it aside. Or use powdered sugar.
- Roast the almond flour for 4-5 minutes in low flame.
- Then add the avocado oil and mix well. Switch off the heat.
- Now add the powdered sugar. Mix well.
- Once it’s cooled down. Take a small portion and make round balls.
- Now badam ladoo is ready to enjoy.
Check above for step-by-step pictures (most of my recipes include pictures)
- Adjust the sugar or jaggery to your liking.
- 1- 2 tablespoon Almond milk can be used instead of avocado oil.
YOUR OWN NOTES
Nutritional information is an estimation only.
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Badam Ladoo using almond flour is a great idea. The ladoos look scrumtptious. Great snack for kids.
Definitely Lathiya.Thank you
Love this healthy and deliicous protein packedladoos. I love the idea of using jaggery to make them even more healthier. This definitely is a wonderful go and grab snack too.
These vegan and gluten freebadam Ladoos are perfect guilt free treat to enjoy anytime..
Love such simple recipes with minimal ingredients...Perfect to celebrate any festival.
Wow badam ladoo looks very tempting! An easy recipe with minimal ingredients and a healthy snack anytime!
Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey
Beautiful and easy vegan almond ladoo , will definetely try this recipe recipe next time. Thanks so much!
During festivals we have lot of things to do and this easy recipe can save our time as well as make our near and dear ones happy. Well explained recipe
What a delicious ladoo and that too made vegan. I love almond flavors and this is just perfect for the festival season. A great way to include nuts in our diet.
Easy to prepare and yet healthy! I love the use of almonds to make these ladoos. Heat way to feed my kids.
Easy to prepare, so delicious and healthy too. A great way to enjoy the health benefits of almonds. Love easy peasy ladoo recipes like this badam ladoo.
Your gluten free and vegan badam Ladoos are perfect treat to tastebuds without the guilt.
With minimal ingredients and easy to follow steps it makes for a good choice to celebrate festivals.
Such simple and delicious badam ladoo. Love your vegan version using avocado oil. I think my kids will enjoy these - will try for the family soon.
Bless my food by Payal
Almond ladoo by mere imagination feels too much yum. Made with very minimal ingredients, they are a perfect treat ..