As a lactating mother am sure you would have heard ample advise on what to eat and what not to from almost everyone you meet. Especially if you are a first time mom.
Elders will always recommend very high calorie foods like ladoos, ghee etc. At the same time younger mothers might talk of how they gained weight with the high calories they consumed. These contradictory views generally confuse you while deciding the correct diet especially if you are nursing.
My experience was also similar and thus the recipe that I am sharing today is one of a Methi(fenugeek) ladoo also known as Pur in our native place. This I found was not very high in calories at the same time very helpful during lactation.
1 cup grated coconut
1 cup jaggery
3 tablespoons pure ghee
1 tbs roasted and ground methi (fenugreek)
1 tbs rawa (semolina)
1/2 tsp elaichi (cardamon)powder
Dry fruits of your choice (roasted and crushed)
In a saucepan add 2 tbs ghee. Once its hot add the coconut and jaggery and cook it on a low flame while stiring continuusly till all the jaggery melts. this takes around 15 mins. Then add the remaining ghee and all other ingredients and stir continuously for abt 5 mins. Allow it to cool and make laddoos (round balls) and store in air tight containers. This need not be refrigerated and stays good for a week to 10 days.
You can consume 1 to 2 ladoos per day. You’ll notice a significant difference while lactating just within a couple of days after including this in your diet. I found these really helpful and they are quite yummy as well!