Oct 30, 2011

Roasted Gram Dal Ladoo / Maladu / Pottu Kadalai Urundai

I know that this post has to be posted before diwali...Since I have lots of recipes on hand, I couldn’t post everything at one time...You could make this ladoos not only for diwali but anytime as you want..Because it is such a easy peasy recipe..

Making ladoos are one of the tricky part in cooking..Because you need to adjust the sugar to the right consistency and add the mixture slowly in this and stirring often and forming ladoos from the hot mixture and getting your hand burned...NO NO NO...Not again..

This one is the quickest and easiest ladoos you can ever imagine...Most probably it is edible too...This ladoos just melts in your mouth..This is my fiance’s favorite ladoo..And we send that box (which you see in that picture) to his house..He totally enjoyed it..

So here you go to the step by step recipe with pictures..


Roasted Gram Dal / Pori Kadalai / Pottu Kadalai – 500 gms
Sugar-250 gms
Ghee-100 gms
Cashews-50 gms / 5 tblspn


Take a blender..Add in gram dal, sugar, cardamom and blend it until this becomes into a fine powder..

Now add in cashews and blend for few moments,so that the cashews are just broken and not powdered..Because you need some pieces of cashew nuts inbetween the ladoos..

Now empty this into a mixing bowl and set aside.

Now take ghee in a sauce pan and melt it down...Down get it too hot,just make it warm..

Pour this ghee on the powdered mixture and start rubbing with your fingers.

Mix ghee evenly over the mixture and start forming tight ladoos...

You have to give some pressure to form this ladoos...If you need more ghee you could add more..

Place the ladoos carefully on to a plate or a box and enjoy or give as presents..

Take all your ingrediants

add gram dal to a blender

add sugar as well

throw in cardamam

and powder it

Now add in cashews

and blend once

transfer it to bowl

melt some ghee

all melted
pour that in

and mix well

it will be like this

form balls out of it

press firmly to form balls

done done
Happy Diwali..


  1. haven't tried with pottukadalai
    will soon try this out...
    looks perfect and delicious :)

  2. You buzzy be.Another yummy treat:)

  3. That looks great! melt in ur mouth ladoos:-)

  4. So sweet! Sure his family loved them! Happy holidays.

  5. Sweet sweet sweet!!

    Buona Serata!

    Francesca (www.singerfood.com)

  6. Ladoos look so delicious and fulfilling. Excellent preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Hi! Aarthi,

    I'm silent viewer of your blog. I had tried many of your recipes which are very sucessful at my home. Can u clarify my one doubt i.e. Roasted Gram Dal is Sattu or not?
    Egarly waiting for ur reply....


  8. Mona...Thanks for your comment dear..I am really happy that you tried lots of my recipes...Keep on visiting dear..

    And Coming to your doubt..Sattu is not Roasted gram dal..It is a mixture of ground various pulses.Roasted gram dal is just roasted channa dal which is available in super markets..Hope it clear your doubt..


  9. Mona..But i think that you can make this ladoos with sattu too.I think it works good.I have not tried it before..


  10. Dear Aarthi,
    Thanxs for your quick reply. I'll try this and definately let u know about the outcome...


  11. Hi Aarthi,
    I just tried this recipe...really superb..Thanks and may God bless you

  12. dearArthi,our whole family and friends follow your site!maa laadu is a family sweet for us.Just try roasting the pottu kadalai for a few minutes its tastier.

  13. Hi,Arti.I love your recipes & keep trying them.can we use oil in this as well as other ghee recipes as I don't like the taste of it.wishing you all the best with your blog.warm wishes, Karishma.

  14. @Anonymousu can use oil. but ghee is what gives flavour

  15. Hi Aarthi Di,

    For how many days I can store these Laddoos??

  16. @Deeptithese ladoos can be store in room temp for a week


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