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Atukulu / Poha Laddoo / Energy Balls with Flattened Rice Flakes

VegCookBook by Praveena
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 laddoos


  • Sauce Pan / Vessel (for stove-top method)
  • Blender/Grinder/Mixie.


  • 1 cup Flattened Rice Flakes / Poha / Atukulu
  • ¼ cup Chopped Nuts / Dry Fruits
  • ¾ cup Sugar / Grated Jaggery
  • ¼ to½ cup Homemade Ghee / Melted Butter
  • 3 pods Cardamom/Elaichi


  • Take a heavy bottomed pan/vessel, put it in stove top under low flame.
    Add 1 teaspoon of ghee/butter into the pan and fry all the chopped nuts / dry fruits until they turn golden colour.
    Take them separately into a wide plate / mixing bowl.
  • Into the same pan, add the poha / atukulu / rice flakes.
    Dry roast until you get a pleasant aroma and the rice flakes / poha turn very crispy.
    Switch off the flame and let them cool completely.
  • In a blender/mixer, finely powder the sugar & cardamoms together and transfer into the same mixing bowl as the dry fruits / nuts.
    Now, take the rice flakes / poha into the same blender, finely powder them and transfer to the same mixing bowl.
  • Using a dry spoon combine all the dry items in the mixing bowl.
    Warm the ghee/butter, and start pouring the warm ghee into the mixing bowl slowly with a tablespoon.
  • Combine the mix thoroughly with the ghee, using your hands and shape the laddoos/balls as you pour the ghee/butter for enough consistency of getting a ball.
    Arrange the shaped laddoos / balls in a wide plate /  sheet for them to dry. Done!! 


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