Wednesday 17 July 2013

Pottukadalai Urundai/MaaLadoo/Roasted Gram Ladoo

Pottukadalai/Roasted gram ladoo is a very delicious traditional South Indian sweets that can be made very quickly. It needs exactly 5 ingredients and can be made within 15 min and a perfect kids delight. I do make this ladoo on Janmashtami days and when I am really lazy to make any other sweets for my kids.

Here’s Pottukadali Urundai/Roasted Gram Ladoo with step by step photos…


Pottukadalai/Roasted gram
1 cup
½ cup
4 – 5 tbsp
Cashew nuts
4 -5 finely chopped
  •         The above measurement make 15 -16 small ladoos.
  •             The shelf life of these ladoos is about 10 days.

Grind the roasted gram/pottukadalai in to fine powder in a mixer, sieve it and transfer it in to a bowl.

Grind the sugar & cardamom together in to fine powder in a mixer and add it to the powdered roasted gram bowl.

Heat 2 tsp of ghee and roast the cashew nuts and add it to the already ground powder.
Heat the ghee and keep it warm until you make the ladoos.

Mix the roasted gram flour, powdered sugar and cashew nuts well. Now slowly add the warm ghee and mix thoroughly and start making small balls. [Keep adding ghee and mixing it until you are able to make the balls]

Make the balls when it is warm enough. Delicious pottukadalai ladoos are ready to be enjoyed.

Store the ladoos in an airtight container and enjoy it later.


Make sure the ghee is not very hot (so that u won’t burn your hands) or cold. It has to be hot enough to make the balls.

You can as well use milk and reduce the amount of ghee, if you are using milk just consume the ladoos in 2 – 3 days.

Use only ghee, do not use dalda or oil. It will not taste good.

Thank you all for visiting my blog, please come back again for more traditional South Indian sweets.
Until then I am signing off…


  1. This is indeed a healthy,hearty treat for kids :)

  2. very nutritious ladoos, love it :-)

  3. நீங்கள் காட்டியுள்ளது பொட்டுக்கடலைப்பொடி உருண்டை. இதை பாசிப்பருப்புப் பொடியிலும் செய்வார்கள். அதற்கு லாட்டு உருண்டை என்று பெயர்.

    பொட்டுக்கடலை உருண்டை என்றும் ஒன்று உள்ளது. நிலக்கடலை உருண்டை போல, முழுசு முழுசாக பொட்டுக்கடலை / நிலக்கடலைகள் கண்ணுக்குத்தெரியும் படி வெல்லப்பாகில் போட்டு உருட்டி வைப்பார்கள்.

    இனிமையான பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றிகள். பாராட்டுக்கள்.

  4. Another sweet recipe which takes me back to my childhood days. My mum made and I eat but with age catching up,she has slowed down now. Maybe its time for me to try out this lovely healthy round shaped sweets.

  5. my fav sweet..Podukadalai urundai looks really yummy...healthy treat to kids and adults...

  6. Look yum, is that besen laddo..!!
    Keep in touch,

    1. Hi Pooja,
      Thanks for your comments, its not besan ladoo its made of roasted gram dal... any thanks for stopping by...

  7. lovely and this is on my to do list

  8. wow..this is one easy and quick sweet recipe sure kids and elders will love this

  9. You bring back so many fond memories of my childhood with this. I remember bothering my uncles when mum was at work and they would make this for me, only thing, they were lazy to form it into balls. They would give it to me in a bowl and spoon and I happily enjoyed it in my balcony..Thanks Priya.

  10. Healthy Ladoo.. Pure Nostalgia.. Reminds me of childhood days :)

  11. My favourite laddu.. Love your laddu.. Well explained with nicely captured pictures dear..

  12. Delicious Maa laddo, missing those old days.

  13. Oh yum! They look so good Priya. Strange that I have never had them - Will have to try them out soon :)

  14. Healthy ladoos ....I had them during my pregnancy !!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  15. Thank you all very much for stopping by and giving wonderful comments...

  16. such a yummy and unique flavourful recipe...

  17. A delicious traditional sweet! Very healthy also!

  18. Love those ladoos...My friend pratheepa used to make this for me all time....Becos of adding ghee so much, i don't do this...But when she used to prepare for us...i surely have a lot more..thanks for sharing...

    Sometimes she used to give and tell me, akka u can mix with ghee and make balls...I used to add little ghee and mix with it and eat it in a bowl without making ladoos..It tastes good...

  19. perfectly yummy ! this is one of the favorites at home :)

  20. So yummy ladoos !
    Thanks for sharing dear , BTW you forgot to add the event logo..

  21. Perfect & healthy ladoos dear.. A yummy snack !!

  22. One of my favorite..
    Thanks for linking to WTML.

  23. Yummy and tastey ladoos and Kid's favorite indeed.. Thanks for linking with us.

  24. so yummy luking the step wise cliks..


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