Moong Dal Ladoo

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Moong Dal Ladoo

Moong Dal Ladoos are traditional Indian festive sweets. Ladoos are made with different roasted flours or lentils, ghee and sugar. You will find ladooes for every celebration.

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian

Servings 14 ladoos



  • 1 cup moong dal washed
  • 3/4 cup fine sugar
  • 1/4 cup ghee clarified butter
  • 2 Tbsp almonds crushed
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder ilachi



  • In a heavy bottom frying pan, roast moong dal over medium low heat. Keep stir-frying till its light brown in color and becomes aromatic. Make sure cook on low heat otherwise dal will not be toasted inside. This will take about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer into a plate and let it cool to the room temperature.
  • Once the dal comes to room temperature, grind it to a fine powder.
  • In a bowl mix roasted dal powder, sugar, cardamom powder and crushed almonds. All the ingredients should be mix well. Keep aside.
  • Melt the ghee, ghee should be warm, pour the warm ghee over dal mixture and mix it well. Take 2 tablespoons of mix in your palm and make them into balls. If the laddu is not holding shape, add more about 1 tablespoon of melted warm ghee and mix well. Make laddus with rest of the mixture.
  • Store in an airtight container. The laddus will stay good for about two weeks.

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