Diwali is coming and I wanted to treat myself for being so good this year. Diwali is a festival of lights. It is one of the most important and significant festivals of India. Families make traditional desserts, light up their homes with lamps, and burn crackers after saying the prayers or pooja. Diwali is not complete without having something sweet. We offer sweets to every visitor, neighbor, friends, and family. So just because I am on Keto, I am not going to have a dessert free festival. It is not easy for somebody who used to eat a box of ladoos, to give it up in one night. So I racked my brain and came up with my version of a Keto Ladoo.
In this period of ten to eleven months I have met friends who have stood by me every step of the way. They get in touch every time they see an interesting recipe. They send me the link or picture and ask me to modify it. The idea for a ‘ladoo’ too came from a friend who was discussing Diwali sweets with me. I take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported me at every step. Given me an honest feedback, and also offered me positive criticism. Please continue to do so, as we are fellow travelers on this journey of getting fit and healthy.
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Before I actually come to the recipe, I must tell you some more about this dessert. The ladoo is a spherical shaped dessert, which is normally made with wheat flour, or gram flour, sometimes even with semolina. The best laddoos are always made with ghee. Some people like to add nuts to them others don’t. But what you need to remember is that in order for a laddoo to taste divine, you need to have bags full of patience. This is not something that you can make in a jiffy. So if you plan to make this recipe, try it on a day when you are relaxed and have time in hand.
Easy Keto Ladoo Making Procedure:
- Heavy-bottomed pan
- Flat spoon
- 1 Cup Organic Flax seeds Grind them to a fine powder
- 100 gm Slivered Almonds Finely ground
- 3 tbsp Melted Ghee
- 1 tbsp Gram Flour/Besan
- ½ tsp Cardamom powder
- Sweetener of your choice and according to taste
- Heat the ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan. Once it is well heated lower the heat.
- Add the almond flour and the flax seed powder and start roasting it, on medium heat.
- You need to stand there at all times or it will burn.
- Keep stirring continuously, and don’t allow the mixture to stick to the pan.
- After about ten minutes add the gram flour, and keep stirring on low or medium heat.
- The quantity of gram flour is very less, hence it can be easily adjusted in the macros. And we are using this quantity for 16 laddoos.
- You anyway can’t do without it, as the gram flour acts as the binding agent. It really is very essential.
- If you have roasted gram flour before, you will know that once it starts roasting it gives off a very fine smell, which you will not be able to miss.
- If you are using gram flour for the first time, just watch out for a fine golden or light brown sheen on the mixture. Add the cardamom powder and stir more.
- After about ten minutes when the mixture looks well coagulated, switch off the heat.
- After about ten minutes or so touch the mixture and see if it is cool enough for you to dig your hands in it. It has to be slightly warmer than lukewarm.
- Now add the sweetener of your choice, preferably in powder form and start mixing with your hands. I used half a cup of stevia for this. Some of you might think that it’s too much, but if I’m going to have laddoos I might as well have them nice and sweet.
- Once the sweetener has been mixed properly, then get ready for the tricky part.
- Since the binding agent is limited in this recipe, you need to be really patient when you start giving the mixture the shape of ladoos. You have to make small spherical balls of any size you like.
- When I started making the ladoos I realized that they were not binding as well as I would have liked them too.
- So I first tried to make them by applying some ghee on my palms, which definitely helped but not to a very large extent.
- So I kept this mixture in the freezer for about ten minutes in order to allow the ghee to solidify.
- After ten minutes the mixture was very easy to work with and I could make the ladoos in ten minutes.
- Store them in the freezer if you want to keep them for a long time or else in the refrigerator for a week.
Each ladoo only has 2g of net carbs and they are so yum. Happy Diwali guys and gals! Hope you have a prosperous year ahead, full of peace and good health.
20 thoughts on “Priya’s Keto Ladoo | Perfect Indian Keto Dessert”
It has gram flour and not keto exactly…
Its 1tbsp for 16 laddoos! Negligible !
So easy to make nd yumm to wat..a guiltfree experience..Thanks for sharing the recipe
You are most welcome 🙂
Keto ladoos, Keto muffins, Low carb almond cookies… all ready for my husband’s travel😍
Thanks a ton Priya Aurora for these recipes.. my husband said it’s yummmyyyyyy 😊
Each time he used to travel..we would pack a bag full of junk but now it’s yummy healthy stuff to stay fit even while travelling ☺
Thanks a lot, keep cooking and sharing the joy.
I thought its the boondi ladoo post as could only find this one in veg. I have never tasted this one but would try sometime.
Christine - The Choosy Mommy
I have never heard of this but it seems really easy to make and pretty yummy. I bet my 3 year old would love to eat it as she is into different things! Thanks for sharing. Pinning for future reference!
My six year old loves them, and they are so full of nutrition.
These look and sound simply wonderful, Priya! I don’t use traditional flours or sweeteners so this looks like a perfect recipe for me. Although I don’t love stevia, I imagine any natural sweeteners would be great and my first thought was xylitol which is powdery and sweet, although you’d probably have to play with the amount to get the right amount of sweetness. Enjoy them and thanks for sharing!
You must try them they are very healthy and full of nutrition. Great for growing up kids.
Susan Mary Malone
Oh, this just looks divine! Like a burst of light in the Festival of Light! Thank you.
These sound amazing! I have always been a fan of Indian Food but I have never had these before. Going to give these a try:)
I love indian food for dinner. Never thought of dessert!
I’ve never heard of this but it sounds like a delicious recipe and easy to make
Wow! Simple and delicious. I love the combination of ingredients you use for this recipe.
Julie Syl Kalungi
I was going to suggest Honey as a sweetener instead of the artificial powdery type? Is it not allowed in Keto? And I think its actually doable in the time between doing other things since you have to let the flour mixture to cool down a lil…so you could say watch a quick training or read a book lol!
I am definitely be trying this out, sounds yummy and just my type of sweet 🙂 Thanks Priya!
Hi any kind of sugar is not allowed on Keto. Stevia is completely natural and fully safe, you should try it sometimes.
Great sweet dish. I must try this. May be we can add dates to make them naturally sweet.
Dates are not allowed in Keto. Otherwise you can add raisins and dates well chopped to the recipe.
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