Moong Dal Ladoo/Payatham Paruppu Laddu - Diwali Sweets

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Friday, October 18, 2013

I have some 2 packets of Moong Dal flour, hidden in my freezer all these days.I remember pushing them inside, before going on vacation. Cleaning your freezer,might reveal so many unused groceries, hmmmm!!! So what to do with so much flour? 

Made some Ladoo's and also some Savory snack, which i will post later. These ladoo's are very quick to make, all you have to do is  add ghee and shape them into balls. 

1/2 cup Moong Dal Flour (Store-bought)
6 tbsp Powdered Sugar
1/4 Cup Melted Ghee + 2 tbsp 
3 tbsp of Chopped Nuts(i used a combo of Pistachios and toasted coconut)
  • In a Pan, add 2  tbsp of ghee and roast the flour, until it changes to golden color and nice aroma emanates. Take care not to over-roast or burn it.
  • Transfer the flour to a flat plate. Let it cool down a bit. Add Sugar and chopped nuts to this and whisk to mix well.
  • Add a tsp of ghee at time to this mixture and gather it to form a ball/ladoo. Keep it on a flat plate. Repeat the same with the rest of the mixture. 
  • To the above measurements i got about 18 ladoos of the size of a ping-pong ball. If you make it slightly bigger, you might get about 12-15 ladoos.
  • Let it remain on the Flat plate for 15-20 minutes. Store it in an air-tight container.

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  1. omg thats a super delicious and perfectly made nutritious ladoo :) very well explained with step wise pics :)

  2. Cute balls, very attractive laddoos,seriously i can have just one before i'll go to hit my bed.

  3. what a delicious benefit out of cleaning ur fridge :) laddoos look so yumm!

  4. My all time favorite.Never tried with store bought flour,looks yummy and delicious..

  5. Quick easy sweets are the in thing and I really like this one. Nice vibrant background colours. I agree with you on the freezer. Our entire fridge is like an ancient archaeological site. Never know what we'd uncover.

  6. Hey lovely ladoos.I never tried with moong dal.But looks so yummy

  7. Those ladoos are looking awesome priya..I think the pistas have given a beautiful touch!

  8. easy to make sweet for Diwali!

  9. Beautiful looking laddoos..perfect for the upcoming festival!

  10. looks like the perfect holiday treat

  11. Yummy looking laddoos. Lovely clicks.

  12. Great that you unearhted this flour! Laddoos looks so yum and so easy to make!

  13. Yummy ladoos and looks great with your presentation..

  14. Lovely pictorial!!!Laddu looks very nice


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