• 1 cup California walnuts
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon ghee/coconut oil


  1. Coarsely blend the seedless dates in a blender without adding any water. Set aside.
  2. In a large pan heat ghee / coconut oil and toast walnuts on low flame till they are gold in colour and are crunchy. Let it cool. Coarsely powder the walnuts. Transfer it back to the pan.
  3. Now add 1 teaspoon chia seeds and roast for a minute.
  4. Add in ground dates and mix well.
  5. Continue to mix this mixture on medium flame pressing the dates with a spatula. This helps dates to mix uniformly with the nuts.
  6. Sauté till the dates start releasing oil. Turn off the flame and let it cool for a minute or till you can handle it. Do not cool completely, then you won’t be able to shape it.
  7. Start making ladoos, and then store the ladoos in an airtight container.