Friday, February 25, 2011

Moong Dhal Ladoo

I love ladoos a lot,especially the one made of moong dhal and bansi rava.As always Moong dhal ladoo is my all time fav.This is not my first time,i've prepared this many times before with my mother,for diwali.This is a quite easy,interesting and less time consuming recipe.I would say even a beginner can give it a try,with no worries.

Ok here comes my golden laddoos....:-)


1.Moong dhal - 1 cup

2.Sugar - 3/4 cup

3.Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

4.Golden fried cashew (broken) - less than quater cup

5.Ghee(melted,hot) - 1/2 to3/4 cup


1.Fry moong dhal on a dry hot pan,until golden-brown.

2.Grind moong dhal and sugar SEPARATELY to a fine powder.

3.Take a big bowl mix powdered sugar,moong dhal,cardamon powder and cashew together.Give it a gud mix, until all the ingredients blend well.

4.Heat ghee until a lite smoke comes out.Pour this ghee on to the mix.Stir it with a wooden spatula or with any flat spoon.

5.Before it cools down,take a hand full of mix,hold it tightly and tightly,try to make it to a round shape(follow the same procedure as u do for other ladoos).

6.Once cooled down,store them in a air tight container.Consume within a week or 10 days.

Note:1.Try to make ladoos as soon as possible,"before the heat goes down".Bcoz,once the mix becomes warm,the flour wont stick together and it will break so easily.
         2.If u r making in a large quantity,then divide the flour(mix) into small portions and heat ghee for each portion separately. 

 This hardly takes 1 to 2 hours to make.If u already have moong dhal powder ready,then it wont even take an hour.The highlight is the crunchy part,cashews in between adds a great taste.

Moong dhal is known to be the queen of dhals,as it contains more protein than any other cereals/dhal.So njoy having this extremely good sweet and stay healthy :-)