These popped amaranth balls are a delicious and light any time snack bursting with energy and nutrition. These are super easy to make. Perfect for snacking.
Amaranth seed is a gluten-free grain that is high in Calcium and Protein. This tiny grain can be easily used as a salad topping or for making energy balls.
I recently made these popped amaranth vegan balls at home. You can shape the same as bars as well.
They are incredibly light and tasty. Perfect for a guilt-free evening snack that is high in nutrients. Seriously win-win!
You can buy popped amaranth and then this recipe gets even quicker.
Else, it took me about 10 minutes to pop a large cup of seeds. Rest of the process is super simple.
Here’s my recipe of high protein popped vegan amaranth balls:
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Popped Amaranth Energy Balls
- 1 cup popped amaranth pop from seeds or use 3.5 oz. popped amaranth
- ½ cup dates
- 10-12 almonds chopped
- 10 cashews chopped
- 2 tbsp. raisins
- Pop ½ cup amaranth seeds. It doubles in volume. It is easy to do. Just remember to use a medium hot pan. Only pop about a tbsp. at a time or else some will stay unpopped and others will be burnt. See the video I have shared. Once the amaranth seeds are popped, keep them aside.
- Or you could use popped amaranth
- Process the dates in a blender to form a thick paste. You could add a tbsp. of water if it is difficult to blend.
- Meanwhile chop your almonds and cashews. Mix them with popped amaranth.
- Now add dates puree and mix everything together to form a sticky mix.
- Form round balls in the palm of your hand. This recipe makes about 12-15 balls.
- Your amaranth seed energy balls are ready to eat. Keep them in airtight containers and consume them within a week.
- If you find it tougher to form a ball or the mixture feels too dry, you could add about a tbsp. of honey or maple syrup for binding.
Here is the video link to see how amaranth is popped:
I hope you liked this recipe of Ramdana Laddu or Rajgira Laddu as it is called in Hindi.
Either way, these vegan amaranth balls are truly tasty and worth making.
Do try and let me know how they turned out.
Please share if you like this recipe.
Lata Sunil says
Rachna, Now I have become your fan totally. All your previous posts are very useful for me. Will try out this recipe.
Awww Thank you so much, Lata. That is such a lovely thing to say. I hope you do like making these. Ping in case of any issues.
Must make this instantly! Er… in the morning. ?
Hope you like them. Do tell.
Is this til ka laddu, Rachna? All your recipes are so easily explained but I’m just too lazy to try!
No this is rajgira laddu. And the popping did take time. ? But I have been living it as a snack. ?
Shailaja V says
These look so much like til ke laddoos, no? Love the colour you’ve got on them. I’ve never had amaranth seeds laddoos. These are tempting. ?
Yep, they do look like til laddoos not are totally different. ? Thank you. The colour came from jaggery.
My grandmother used to make these Ramdana laddoos and I had no idea they were so nutritious. There are so many things from our childhood that we ate without a thought, realising only now that perhaps it was all of that contributed to our good health. And I keep wondering why my children have such low immunities. Let me see if I can find popped Ramdana. It seems like a cumbersome process although your video does make it quite clear.
Haina! Same here. All those gond ke laddus etc. that we took for granted back then. Now I am reaching out to elderly ladies to understand how to make them. Exactly, I wonder if these were the raaz of our good health and better immunity. Yes, that popping thing is time consuming but fun. And do watch the gur ki chashni. Make the laddoos before it cools down. Otherwise use honey or maple syrup. Easy to bind but I prefer the taste of gur.
the bespectacled mother says
I don't think I will find amaranth seeds here but this post (and many comments) motivates me to try making til ke laddoo.
Chalo, woh bhi achche hain. But you know amaranth seeds are very popular globally now, so I think you should be able to source them easily.
Growing up in Bombay, Rajgira Chikki was almost a staple at home. I have been looking for Amarnath Seeds every since I read, and salivated, at your Insta post of these ladoos. Hope to get the seeds soon and make these delicious rounds!
Modern Gypsy says
I used to love amaranth laddoos as a kid. I had no idea it was so easy to make these! And thanks for the video on popping amaranth. I bought a packet of unpopped amaranth and didn’t know what to do with it!
How I wish we were neighbors! I would never have the skill to make these properly. Rolling hot jaggery into balls itself is a huge task. My mom used to make me do that when making till k laddu. These look so delicious. Plus your photography is amazing ?
Shilpa Garg says
Have heard a lot about Amaranth ladoos but have never tasted them. We have a shop here that sells such healthy home made goodies. Will try that out and will hopefully someday make at home too. Thanks for sharing your recipe,Rachna!
Soumya Prasad says
This looks and sounds so delicious and healthy! I’m definitely going to try this soon.