Sugar-free Dry Fruit Laddus

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Instant and healthy nutrient rich laddus are super easy to make with no added sugar or jaggery. These Sugar-free Dry Fruit Laddus (balls) are made with dates, that act as a binding factor and loads of healthy dry fruits that give it the crunch and make them a tasty snack and a quick festive sweet.

Dry Fruit laddus

This recipe is close to my heart since its my Grandmother’s recipe. She makes these Sugar-free Dry Fruit Laddus (Balls) so often around the festive season. Instant and so easy to make. These will make a great small sweet and so festive for Raksha Bandhan coming up. There is no added sugar or jaggery in these that makes then refined sugar free. The dates and figs give it natural sweetness and act as a binding factor for the laddus (balls).

I have used Medjool dates that are very soft in texture and easy to handle. They get crushed or chopped quickly and provide enough stickiness to bind dry fruits into laddu shape.

What goes into the Dry Fruit Laddus?

  • Dry Fruits – Almonds, Cashews & Pistachios
  • Seeds – Melon Seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, Makhana (Lotus seeds)
  • Natural Sweeteners – Dates and figs
  • Desiccated Coconut
  • Rose Petals
  • Cardamom
Dry Fruit laddus


Store the laddus in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days.

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Sugar-free Dry Fruit Laddus (Balls)

Recipe by thecrumbstoriesCourse: Snacks, DessertCuisine: Indian


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Instant and healthy nutrient rich dry fruit laddus are super easy to make with no added sugar or jaggery.


  • 1 cup Cashews

  • 1 cup Almonds

  • 1 cup Pistachios

  • 1 cup Makhana (Lotus seeds)

  • 2 cups Dates, pitted

  • 1 cup Figs

  • 1 tbsp Ghee or Coconut Oil

  • 2 tbsp Melon seeds

  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds

  • 1/2 cup Desiccated Coconut

  • 2 tbsp Rose petals

  • 1 tbsp Flax Seeds (Optional)

  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder


  • Dry roast almonds, cashews, pistachios, makhana separately and chop them coarsely by hand or in a blender. Keep aside.
  • In a pan, take ghee, roast the dates and figs till soft. With a little water, blend them fine.
  • In a bowl combine, dates, figs, coarse chopped dry fruits and other ingredients. Mix them well, mashing slightly and make laddus (balls).

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One Comment

  1. Anirudh Chakrapani

    They look super yum