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Watercress Seeds Energy Balls/Aliv Ladoos

These ladoos fall in the home remedy food category. Watercress Seeds are high in calcium, much higher than spinach and milk. Consumption of watercress seeds in moderate portions helps with constipation, fatigue and the common flu.

If fresh coconut water is not available one may use package unsweetened coconut water or regular milk works fine. Frozen defrosted fresh coconut works well in place of fresh coconut.

Yields: 8-10

Prep Time: 3 :05 minutes

Cooking time: 7 minutes

Watercress seeds

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup watercress seeds
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut water or regular milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1/4 cup jaggery/ palm sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder (optional)


  1. Soak Watercress Seeds in coconut water for 2-3 hours. The seeds will plump up and look close to chia seeds consistency.
  2. On medium heat, cook jaggery and coconut together for about 5 minutes. Add soaked watercress seeds and immediately switch the flame off. Mix well.
  3. When the mixture cools a bit shape the ladoos.
  4. In cooler weather, the ladoos can be stored at room temperature up to 2 days. You can also refrigerate them for a week.


By Cardamomncream

Hi, I’m Neeta and welcome to my blog, Cardamomncream. On this blog, you will find family recipes and some new recipes, but with a twist.
Cooking comes naturally to me, I guess I inherited it from my maternal grandmother. I love baking as it’s a good activity to spend time with my kids.
Baking is my first love. I had a home based baking business of custom cakes. But, with constant moves comes adjusting and settling to new environments and starting over again. So decided to share my experience and knowledge with you all.
The idea behind the blog is to document all my recipes and experience with food, and record all my traditional family recipes, which is a part of my culture.