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Happy Deepavali to everyone πŸ™‚ My celebrations would go less if I don’t have any laddoo πŸ˜› So I was wondering which laddoo to prepare. For the usual mothichoor laddo I don’t have the laddle to prepare. So I decided to make something different. Here is Quinoa laddoo…Because of its gluten free nature, I couldn’t bind it at all. Then found the trick from hereΒ and these are the lovely healthy laddoo’s πŸ˜€

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Quinoa : 1 cup

Jaggery : 1/2 cup(can be replaced by sugar)

Ghee : 2 tablespoons

Water : 1 tablespoon

Milk : 1/4 cup (any kind I used whole milk)


  1. If you have pre washed Quinoa proceed to step 3
  2. If it is non pre washed Quinoa, wash it thoroughly for at least 4 to 5 times. Drain the water. Spread the quinoa seeds over a kitchen cloth and dry it inside home. (no directly sun drying) I left it for a days time.
  3. Next grind quinoa to Suji/Semolina consistency.
  4. Heat ghee in a pan. When it hot enough add the grinded quinoa and roast it in slow flame.
  5. Roast till it turns nice golden brown and the raw smell goes off.
  6. Stir continuously to get uniform roasting.
  7. In another pan heat Β jaggery with water till it dissolves.
  8. Filter out for any impurities and mix with quinoa.
  9. Warm up the milk and with the above.
  10. Form a nice dough.Β As quinoa is gluten free, it does not hold together. So milk helps in binding.
  11. Now form balls with it by applying little ghee in the palms.

Now quinoa laddoo is ready πŸ™‚