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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