Mouth-watering, gluten-free, and a perfect sweet for winters, this Bajra Panjiri or Bajra ladoo is filling and form excellent energy bites.

Bajra Ladoo or Bajra Panjiri

Bajra or pearl millet is traditionally eaten during winters at our home: pair Bajra roti with butter and jaggery powder and the satisfaction can trickle down to the soul. 

This recipe of Bajra ladoos is one of the healthy nutritious sweet that you can consume: Find other healthy nutritious sweet recipes here. 

Health Benefits of Bajra Panjiri or Bajra Ladoo

Bajra is a millet called pearl millet and is very popular in the Indian subcontinent. Millets are gluten-free, rich in fiber, iron, Vitamin B, and protein. Above all, I believe including various grains in our diets add nutritional diversity and richness: It is a healthy kitchen habit (Read 9 healthy kitchen habits here).

Edible gum is another key ingredient in this recipe and is usually eaten in the winter months- it has a warm effect on our bodies. The ingredients in this recipe are also usually offered to lactating mothers in the form of ladoos or energy bites.

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What are the Key Ingredients for Bajra Panjiri or Bajra Ladoo?

Servings

12-13 ladoos (bites)

Ready In:

35 mins

 

Good For:

Snack/Dessert/Breakfast bites

Diet:

Gluten-Free

  • 1 cup Bajra flour (Pearl Millet Flour)

  • 3/4 cup powdered jaggery (or Brown sugar)

  • 4 tbsp ghee for Panjiri (6-7 tbsp for laddus )

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

  • 3 cardamom pods

  • 2.5-3 tbsp Gond or edible gum (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds

 

How to make “Bajra Panjiri or Bajra Ladoos”? 

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

Add 2 tbsp ghee to a pan on a stovetop; when hot, add Gond or edible gum.

Step 2

Stir, and in a few seconds, it will grow in size. Take it out in a bowl.

Step 3

Now add the remaining ghee and let it heat up in a few seconds. Add bajra flour and roast on a low flame for 20-25 mins, occasionally stirring until it turns golden brown(ish).

Step 4

Now add ginger powder, jaggery powder, mix and turn off the flame.

Step 5

Let it cool down. Now add all the ingredients in a blender and blend well.

Step 6

If you added extra ghee for ladoo, you might now form them into balls. Else, store the mix in an air-tight container as panjiri.

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Bajra Panjiri or bajra Ladoo

Mouth-watering, gluten-free, and a perfect sweet for winters, this Bajra Panjiri or Bajra ladoo is filling and excellent energy bites.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword bajra, ladoo, millet, panjiri
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 Ladoos
Calories 149kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Bajra flour Pearl Millet
  • 3/4 cup Jaggery powdered
  • 4 tablespoon Ghee for Panjiri and 7 tbsp for Ladoos
  • 3 pods cardamom
  • 2 tbsp Gond edible gum
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  • Add 2 tbsp ghee to a pan on a stovetop; when hot, add Gond or edible gum.
  • Stir, and in a few seconds, it will grow in size. Take it out in a bowl.
  • Now add the remaining ghee and let it heat up in a few seconds. Add Bajra flour and roast on a low flame for 20-25 mins, occasionally stirring until it turns golden brown.
  • Now add ginger powder, jaggery powder, mix and turn off the flame.
  • Let it cool down. Now add all the ingredients in a blender and blend well.
  • If you added extra ghee for ladoos, you might now form them into balls. Else, store the mix in an air-tight container as panjiri.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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