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These Oil-free Wheat laddoo are soft and delicious. Make them with any other whole grain flour or make Atte ka Choorma crumble. Vegan Indian Sweet Vegan, Dairy-free, Soy-free. Use a gf flour to make gluten-free. Jump to Recipe   

These Oil-free Wheat laddoo are soft and delicious. Make them with any other whole grain flour or make Atte ka Choorma crumble. Vegan Indian Sweet | https://veganricha.com #vegan #dairyfree #Indian

Its that time of the year again, where Indians celebrate another festival(we have loads of them, half of which I dont necessarily know about). Rakhee or Rakshabandhan- which literally translates to a bond for protection, is on 2nd August. This festival celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. The ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi (sacred thread) by a sister on her brother’s wrist. This symbolizes the sister’s love and prayers for her brother’s well-being, and the brother’s lifelong vow to protect her.
 
It seems to have originated in the time of kings, when the queens or sisters needed help saving themselves or their kingdom from other kings/armies, they would call upon their dude bros to come by themselves or with their armies.
 
These Oil-free Wheat laddoo are soft and delicious. Make them with any other whole grain flour or make Atte ka Choorma crumble. Vegan Indian Sweet | https://veganricha.com #vegan #dairyfree #Indian
 
And as with all celebrations, the ceremony might vary from region to region, but there is always celebratory food in the form of Indian sweets, which usually are loaded with dairy(ghee, butter, cheese, cream).
If you are thinking about why not Ghee. Well, 1 pound of Ghee (clarified butter) comes out of about 28 pounds of milk! Now, lets see how the baby calf and the cow feels about that.
 
The usual recipe calls for loads of ghee, half the amount of flour. I have made Laddoos before by swapping out the ghee with oil and they come out just fine. I did however want to try a refined oil/vegan butter free whole ingredient version. I used both home milled whole wheat flour and store bought, almond flour, maple syrup and no oil for these. The ladoo comes out delicious, crumbly, and you seriously do not miss the oil. You can leave the mixture as is, if in a hurry and use as Choorma (Sweet crumble) or make balls. You have to try these and believe me, you wont need the ghee/oil or other refined fat at all.
 
You can make these gluten-free with Chickpea flour like my besan laddoos. Be sure to roast the flour well. What is your fave Indian sweet.
 
Steps:
Wheat flour being roasted..
 
Oil-free Wheat laddoo - Indian Sweet | Vegan Richa
 
Roast roast more
 
Oil-free Wheat laddoo - Indian Sweet | Vegan Richa
 
Add sugar, almond, cardamom, roast a minute, then add maple
 
Oil-free Wheat laddoo - Indian Sweet | Vegan Richa
 
Mix Maple well, Switch of heat, spray 2-3 sprays of water and mix well. you can serve this as is once cool.
 
Oil-free Wheat laddoo - Indian Sweet | Vegan Richa
 
Choorma in natural light. It gets slightly lighter when it cools and dries. Form balls when still warm. Use another light spray of water to help form the balls if needed.
 
Oil-free Wheat laddoo - Indian Sweet | Vegan Richa
 
Crumbly, delicious choorma. Add roasted or raw chopped nuts and raisins to this and serve.
 
These Oil-free Wheat laddoo are soft and delicious. Make them with any other whole grain flour or make Atte ka Choorma crumble. Vegan Indian Sweet | https://veganricha.com #vegan #dairyfree #Indian
 
  

Oil-free Wheat Laddoo/Laddu and Choorma - Sweet Wheat cardamom balls. Vegan recipe

5 from 2 votes
By: Vegan Richa
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 10
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
These Oil-free Wheat laddoo are soft and delicious. Make them with any other whole grain flour or make Atte ka Choorma crumble. Vegan Indian Sweet Vegan, Dairy-free, Soy-free. Use a gf flour to make gluten-free.
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Ingredients  

Ingredients: 8-10 balls - easily doubled

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tablespoons ground raw sugar, reduce to 1 if you dont like very sweet laddus, or powdered jaggery or sweetner of choice
  • 2 Tablespoons ground raw almond
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple syrup, you can try agave or date syrup or any sticky sweet syrup or single thread sugar/jaggery syrup
  • few sprays of water

Instructions 

  • In a pan, dry roast the wheat flour on low heat for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 3 to 4 minutes. You can also roast over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes. Stir frequently (2-3 times per minute) to avoid burning. Slow roasting however has better flavor.
  • Once the wheat flour gets lightly browned and you can smell the roasted aroma, add in the ground sugar, cardamom and almond flour and mix well.
  • Roast for another minute.
  • Add in the maple syrup, mix well and take off heat.
  • Spray water on the mix 3-4 times mixing continuously with the spatula and pressing a little to see if a few lumps are formed.
  • Let it cool slightly till easy to handle, then knead it using you hands for a minute, so the nut oil and the maple incorporate well and help with the sticking.
  • You can serve this lumpy mix, similar to the wheat choorma as is, or make balls/laddoos out it.
  • You can add roasted or raw chopped nuts and raisins to the mix. (dont add too many if making balls)
  • Use a spray of water or 2 more to make balls if needed.
  • Garnish with chopped raw pistachios.
  • Consume same day or store in airtight container in refrigerator for a few days.

Notes

Nutritional values based on one serving

Nutrition

Calories: 38kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Potassium: 19mg, Sugar: 4g, Calcium: 8mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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These Oil-free Wheat laddoo are soft and delicious. Make them with any other whole grain flour or make Atte ka Choorma crumble. Vegan Indian Sweet | https://veganricha.com #vegan #dairyfree #Indian
 
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Hi, I'm Richa! I create flavorful plant based recipes that are inspired by my Indian upbringing, including many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.

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  1. Em says:

    So it takes like3 gallons of milk to make a pound of butter! Remember kids, a pint is a pound!