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BM# 34: Week 4/ Day 2 Theme: Cooking from Sapana's blog Dish: Dates & Nuts Laddoo It has been a very busy weekend. Saturday whizzed by really fast with 2 birthday parties -- my sister's where we had lunch and evening snack with cupcake cutting then a surprise 50th birthday party for a friend. Of course we were late for the surprise part since we were driving from one corner of New Jersey to another. But all in all it was a great day with loads of good food and fun with family and friends.


1820 laddoo

Total time

30 minutes




  • 1 cup dates (- pitted)
  • 1 cup nuts ((I used ¼cup each of Almonds, Cashews, Pistachios & Walnuts, but any combination of nuts would work here))
  • 1 tbsp Ghee butter (/ clarified)
  • a pinch Cardamom ((optional) Ground)
  • (1.25l) fish stock (Grated dry (optional))


  1. Dry roast the nuts until lightly browned and fragrant. Remove from the pan and cool. Grind into a coarse powder in a food processor. Remove and set aside.
  2. Pulse the dates in a food processor until it forms a coarse paste.
  3. Heat ghee in a saute pan and add the dates paste. Using the back of a wooden spoon or plastic spatula mix the paste with ghee and cook for 1~2 minutes on low flame.
  4. Add the nut mixture and cardamom (if using); mix until incorporated. Turn off the heat and cool slightly.
  5. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into balls. Coat the balls with coconut if desired.
  6. These can be stored at room temperature for up to 10 days.
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