Homemade Dry Fruit Powder

Homemade dry fruit powder is almost like super food for babies and growing kids. It can safely replace all other preservative laden milk supplements and give a burst of nutrition in just one cup. Because of the fact that dry fruits are rich and nutritionally dense, it can also be considered as a perfect weight gaining food for adults and kids.

A very easy, non sticky homemade dry fruit powder recipe for babies, kids and adults.

Packed full of nutrition, this dry fruit powder is very easy to make at home. This recipe here is non sticky and has the goodness of almonds, cashews and pistachios. Any combination of nuts can be used. For a nice color and aroma, I have used saffron in this recipe but you can experiment with aromatics like nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, rose, etc. You can also add seeds while making this powder at home to make it extra powerful.

A lot of my mommy friends have asked me as to why this powder becomes sticky and hence not so inviting to look at and store. If your dry fruit powder is getting sticky, then you are not making it right. Don’t worry, you are here now.

This dry fruit powder recipe is part of my ongoing series on “20+ Weight Gain Foods and Recipes”. If you also worry about your child’s weight then you must read our article, where you will see 20+ weight gain foods and also all the easy recipes made with all those ingredients. Here are some of our other recipes especially made for Weight Gain series:

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Instant Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Moong Dal Chilla Potli Snack

Here are a few things to remember while making dry fruit powder at home:

  • Roast nuts until light golden brown (don’t let them burn)
  • Cool the roasted nuts.
  • Add dry roasted makhana (fox nut) or puffed jowar or even murmura to keep the nuts from sticking. If you are making for adults, then adding sugar/jaggery powder also helps make them non-sticky.
  • Don’t over fill your mixer jar. Only fill it half so they have enough room to cool down with every pulse.
  • Pulse the roasted nuts in the mixer grinder and don’t grind. Grinding continuously will make the nuts leave oil making the whole powder sticky.
  • Pulse as many times as you want with a few seconds break in between.

How To Make Dry Fruit Powder for Milk?

Mix 2 tbsp of this dry fruit powder in a cup of milk. Add any natural sweetener of your choice. Mix it through and serve hot. There will be some remnants of nuts. You can sieve the milk if you don’t like it this way. Don’t throw the residual nuts. You can add them in any curry or knead them while kneading roti dough.

You can also add this dry fruit powder in a lot of recipes, like porridge, pancake, paratha, energy balls, laddu, curries, etc.

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Dry Fruit Powder Recipe

A very easy, non sticky and healthy dry fruit powder recipe for babies, kids and adults.  

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Nandita

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Almonds unsalted
  • 1/2 cup Cashews unsalted
  • 1/2 cup Pistachios unsalted
  • Few Saffron Strands
  • 1/4 cup Makhana (Fox Nut), split in half and checked for worms
  • 1 tsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Instructions

  1. Dry roast all the nuts together on low heat in a pan till lightly roasted. Make sure they don’t get burnt.
  2. Once roasted, add saffron to the pan and roast for a few seconds and take everything out on a plate to cool.
  3. In the same pan, add 1 tsp ghee (clarified butter) and add makhana (fox nut). Roast till they are crispy. Take them out to cool.
  4. Once everything is at room temperature, place in the mixer jar. Avoid over filling the jar. Only till it’s half full.
  5. Now, pulse at regular intervals, multiple times, till you get a sufficiently fine powder. Don’t grind and don’t let the mixer jar get hot. If it’s hot, then wait till it comes to room temperature again.
  6. Sieve the dry fruit powder to get a fine mixture. And then you can pulse the residual nuts once again until everything is used up.
  7. Store in an air tight jar upto 1 month. I prefer storing dry fruit powder in the refrigerator to prevent them from going rancid and soggy.
  8. To prepare milk with dry fruit powder, mix 2 tablespoon of this mixture in hot milk with the sweetener of your choice.

Recipe Notes

Notes for making dry fruit powder

  • Roast nuts until light golden brown (don’t let them burn)
  • Cool the roasted nuts.
  • Add dry roasted makhana (fox nut) or puffed jowar or even murmura to keep the nuts from sticking. If you are making for adults, then adding sugar/jaggery powder also helps make them non-sticky.
  • Don’t over fill your mixer jar. Only fill it half so they have enough room to cool down with every pulse.
  • Pulse the roasted nuts in the mixer grinder and don’t grind. Grinding continuously will make the nuts leave oil making the whole powder sticky. Pulse as many times as you want with a few seconds break in between.

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