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Dink/gond/gum arabic ladoos

Dink ladoos

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Dink ladoos (also known as Gond ladoos/Antina unde) are a delicious, wholesome and nutritious treat made using edible resin (gum) and is enjoyed during the winter months in India. Not only are they rich and nutritious, they are also super delicious and totally gluten free!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 20 ladoos
Calories 153 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Heat the ghee in a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat. Drop a couple of dink pieces in the hot ghee and wait for them to puff up. Now fry the remaining dink in ⅔ batches for about 2-3 minutes or until all the dink is puffed up and light golden brown.
  • Transfer the puffed dink into a large bowl and use the back of a spoon or a pestle to coarsely crush the dink.
  • To the same pan, add cashews and almonds. Roast until light golden brown. Now add in the raisins and roast everything until golden brown and the raisins are puffed up. Remove them from heat, and add them to the mixing bowl with the dink.
  • Into the same pan, add in the desiccated coconut and toast it until it turns golden brown. Transfer the coconut to the bowl with the crushed dink and nuts.
  • Now add the chopped dates, hemp/poppy seeds, ground cardamom and nutmeg into the bowl with the dink and mix everything together with a spatula.
  • In a separate pan on medium heat, add in the jaggery and water. Cook it until the jaggery is melted and starts bubbling, then turns thicker and slightly darker in color. Then take it off the heat.
  • Pour the jaggery syrup over the ingredients in the bowl and mix everything together with your spatula.
  • Portion the mixture using a cookie/ice cream scoop into even balls. Grease your palms with ghee and squeeze each portion firmly, then roll them into round balls while still warm.
  • The ladoos will harden as they cool. Let them cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.

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Notes

These dink ladoos will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to a month if kept in a cool and dry place. If you live in a very hot and humid climate, refrigerate these ladoos for longer shelf life. Let the ladoos come to room temperature before eating, otherwise the ladoos will be quite hard because of the ghee and jaggery.

Estimated Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Dink ladoos
Serving Size
 
1 ladoo
Calories
153
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
6
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
25
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
90
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
24
g
8
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
17
g
19
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Calcium
 
14
mg
1
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Vitamin A
 
8
IU
0
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
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