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Black rice ladoo

Black rice energy balls are vegan and gluten free.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
To make the ladoos 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Desserts, Sweets and savories, Traditional
Cuisine Indian, South indian, Spring, Summer, Winter


  • frying pan
  • blender


  • 1 cup black rice
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp green cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp dry ginger powder
  • 12 large Dates
  • 1/4 cup Palm Jaggery


  • Place the black rice on a moist kitchen cloth and give it a gentle rub to remove any dust or impurities.
  • Place the frying pan on low heat and roast the black rice till it is aromatic. This takes about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Take time to roast as it burns really fast on high heat.
  • Cool the rice to room temp.
  • Place the rice in spice grinder and grind it to a fine powder.
  • Now add the pitted dates, grated coconut, dry ginger powder and cardamom powder and pulse it further to a fine mix that easily comes together.
  • Taste test and add palm jaggery if necessary and pulse further.
  • Make small balls of this mix. press it tightly and it will hold together.
  • Store the balls in a colsed box in teh refrigerator for up to a week and enjoy.


I have sprinkled a bit of unrefined granulated sugar just to capture the images. They are not necessary in the recipe.
Keyword black rice, Indian desserts
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