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Antina Unde | Karadantu Recipe | Dried Fruits Laddu With Edible Gum

Antina Unde / Dry fruits laddu is prepared using dried fruits and nut. It is a very nutritious ladoo with dried fruits and nuts, and is considered a superfood for nursing mothers to regain nutrients. This is the best lunch box snack for the growing kids. And I can guarantee you this will be everyones favorite:) Antinunde is very easy to make and it is addictive 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 25 almonds
  • 2 TBSP raisins
  • 3 TBSP Edible gum / Antu (if it is big pieces crush into small pieces)
  • 5 to 6 dried dates (broken into pieces)
  • 1 TBSP Poppy seeds /Gasagase
  • ½ cup shredded dry coconut
  • ½ cup powdered jaggery
  • 1 TBSP water
  • 3 TBSP Ghee
  • 1 to 2 TBSP water
  • Yields around 12 to 15 ladoo.

Method:

  1. Dry roast the poppy seeds and keep it aside.
  2. In the same pan, fry almonds, raisins, and dates separately until they puffs up by adding little ghee each time.
  3. Transfer the fried fruits and nuts onto a paper towel. Allow it to cool.
  4. Grind it into a coarse powder.
  5. Now wipe the pan with a paper towel.
  6. Heat a little more ghee and fry the edible gum on a medium low heat.
  7. When you fry the gum, you’ll see that it puffs up much like popcorn.
  8. Fry it a little by little, and add ghee accordingly.
  9. Transfer the fried gums onto a paper towel.
  10. Now add the nut and dried fruit powder, roasted poppy seeds, and dried coconut in a big bowl. Mix well and keep it ready.

NOTE:

  1. AFTER FRYING ALL 3 TBSP OF THE EDIBLE GUM ¾ TO 1 TBSP GHEE WILL STILL BE LEFT.

TO MAKE THE JAGGERY SYRUP AND LADOO:

  1. Heat the remaining ghee (or ¾ tsp ghee if none is left) on a medium low heat.
  2. Add powdered jaggery and mix well.
  3. Let it melt and then add around TBSP water.
  4. Let the jaggery melt completely and start to boil.
  5. The syrup should reach a thread-like consistency. To test, take some syrup in a spoon, touch it with your index finger, and gently press your finger against your thumb. When you separate your fingers, it should be like a thread. You can also check by adding a drop of syrup into a bowl of water. The syrup should not dissolve.
  6. Once the syrup reaches this consistency, turn off the stove and pour it onto the prepared mix.
  7. Mix it with a spoon to begin, and once it is warm enough, grease your hand and mix well.
  8. Take around 2 TBSP of the mix and make small balls – make sure you do it while the mix is warm.
  9. For nursing mothers give this one Laddu in the morning with a cup of milk.