Khajoor Laddoos or Dates Balls or Dates Laddu Recipe - Healthy alternate to sweet cravings!

Khajoor Laddoo, Khajoor Laddu, Dates Balls, Dates Laddu

Who all crave for something sweet after any meal? Well, I was not the one in the past but now I am! Certainly have sweet tooth now and every time I have that craving, I can not indulge in any dessert loaded with sugar. Not that I don't like those ghee loaded Jalebis or mom made Mohanthaal or Chocolate Cake or Coconut Cookies but that guilty-conscious me cover up by keeping Khajoor Laddoos or Dates Balls ready. Please do share what do you guys prefer to have - Chocolates, Cakes, Ice-cream, Pastries, Fruits or any healthy alternate?

Do you know the health benefits of Dates/Khajoor?

  • Rich in fiber hence help in weight management.
  • Acts as a natural sweetener
  • Used as energy booster
  • Strengthen bones
  • Relieves Constipation
  • Treats Anemia
Khajoor Laddoo/Dates Balls

Well, today, I am sharing this easy-peasy recipe of the delicious Khajoor Laddoos with step by step pictures for the quick reference. Do let me know, if you try these deliciousness! 

Recipe Video...:)

Let us begin with the recipe...


  • 200 Gms Khajoor or Dates
  • Assorted Dry Fruits (Pistachios, Cashews, Almonds etc) and Khus Khus (Poppy Seeds)
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee / Clarified Butter
  • Finely Chopped the dry fruits.
Finely Chopped Dry Fruits
  • Deseed the dates.
Deseed the dates - Khajoor Laddoo
  • Transfer the dates into the grinder jar
Transfer the dates into grinder
  • Grind into fine paste
Grind the dates
  • Add ghee in the pan
Add Ghee in the pan - Khajoor Laddu
  • Toast the dry fruits on the low flame.
Toast the dry fruits - Khajur Laddoo
  • Keep the toasted dry fruits aside and add ghee in the same pan.
Add ghee in the pan - Khajoor Laddoo
  • Cook dates paste until it absorbs the ghee. It might take around 6-7 minutes.
Cook Dates paste - Khajoor Laddu
Cook Khajoor Paste - Khajoor Laddu
  • Dates absorbs the ghee and that's when it is cooked.
Dates absorbs the ghee - Khajoor Laddu
  • Add 3/4th toasted dry-fruits in the dates mixture and keep the rest aside.
Add toasted dry fruits in the dates mixture
  • Mix well the mixture.
Dry Fruits-Dates Mixture
  • Turn off the gas and let the mixture cool.
Cool the mixture - Khajoor Laddu
  • Grease the plate.
Grease the plate - Khajoor Laddu
  • Transfer the mixture into the plate.
Transfer the dates and dry fruits mixture into the plate
  • Take a small portion and roll into a ball shape.
Take a small portion for Khajoor Laddu

Roll the mixture into a ball
  • Roll the Khajoor/Dates Balls into the toasted Pistachio and Poppy seeds Mixture.
Roll the Dates Balls into Dry Fruit Mixture
  • Khajoor Dry Fruits Laddoo or Dates Balls is ready.
Dates dry fruits Laddu
  • Closer look of the Dates Laddu or Khajoor ke Laddoo.
Khajoor Laddoo or Dates Balls

Closer look Khajoor Laddoo, Khajoor Laddu, Dates Balls, Dates Laddu

Hope you liked the recipe. If you try this recipe, do let me know in the comments section. I would love to read from you. Also, do check out my YouTube Channel for more such amazing recipes.