Badam ladoo recipe with step by step photos. This is a quick, easy and tasty almond ladoo made with minimal ingredients. These ladoos make for a healthy sweet snack for kids and adults alike.
Sharing one more sweet recipe which is very easy and quick to make. This recipe of badam laddu is made with just 4 ingredients and within 20 minutes the ladoos can be made.
In fact these badam ladoos make for a healthy sweet snack for kids. Usually when I prepare ladoos, I do try to avoid adding sugar and prefer to add jaggery, if its possible in the recipe.
With ladoos made from nuts and seeds, you can easily add jaggery instead of sugar. You can even use palm jaggery or coconut sugar to make these ladoos.
Like most nuts, almonds are also a nutrient dense nuts. So its better to include them in your diet. Soaking almonds overnight and consuming them in the morning is a common tradition in many Indian household.
The taste of these almond ladoos is very different than the taste of badam ladoos made with a sugar or jaggery syrup. The taste is similar to the taste of ground Peanut ladoos, minus the peanut taste. Since I wanted to post a quick and easy version for Ganesh Chaturthi, I made these ladoos today, so that its easier to make during festive occasions.
You can even make these ladoos, during regular days and give to kids. I make small batches and store as ground almonds can go rancid easily. If making for festive occasions, then you can easily make a large batch by doubling or tripling the recipe. If making for your family, then you can make a small batch or just double up. Refrigerate these ladoos for a longer shelf life.
I have roasted the almonds. You can even blanch the almonds and then roast them. Since blanching, peeling each almond takes some time, roasting them is a better option as far as saving time is concerned.
Almonds are warming, so these ladoos are good during cold seasons and monsoons. For winters, you can also check these recipes:
If you do not want to add jaggery or sugar in the recipe, then I suggest to add some raisins, soaked figs and dates or dry berries as natural sweeteners. In this recipe I have used some raisins and its entirely optional to use them.
Roasting and grinding nuts-seeds is one way you can make ladoos for your family. The fats present in the nuts and seeds help in binding the ladoos and you do not need to add any ghee or oil for binding.
There are various combinations possible while using nuts, e.g. You can easily make a badam pista ladoo or kaju kishmish ladoo. Three to four dry fruits can also be added to prepare ladoos.
The recipe makes for about 10 small badam ladoos. You can serve them immediately or store them in an airtight box in the fridge.
How to make Badam Ladoo
1. Heat a thick bottomed pan. Keep the heat to low or medium and add 1 cup of raw almonds.
2. Stirring at intervals, begin to roast the almonds.
3. Keep on roasting till the almonds become crunchy. Just cool and taste a few almonds. But make sure you don’t burn them or brown them too much. You can even roast the almonds in an oven.
4. When the almonds have got roasted, add 2 tablespoons of raisins. Raisins are optional and you can skip them.
5. Mix well.
6. Switch off the heat and remove the roasted almonds and raisins in another bowl or plate. Let the almonds become warm.
Grinding – making badam ladoo mixture
7. Then add both almonds and raisins in a grinder jar. Also add seeds from 3 green cardamoms.
8. Now add ⅓ cup powdered jaggery. You can even use palm jaggery, coconut sugar or cane sugar instead of jaggery.
9. Run mixie or grinder for some seconds and then stop. Check the consistency. Continue in the same way, till you get a fine consistency in the almonds with some oil released from the almonds.
You can also use the pulse option in your grinder. you have to run the grinder in parts till a bit of oil releases from the almonds.
10. Take a small portion of the ladoo mixture in your hands and then press. It should hold shape and not crumble. Don’t grind at one stretch or grind too much as then much oil will be released from the almonds and you will get almond butter.
Shaping badam ladoo
11. Remove the badam ladoo mixture in the same bowl or plate in which we cooled the almonds and raisins.
12. Now take a small portion of the ladoo mixture in your palms and begin to shape it into ladoos.
13. Make badam laddu with the rest of the mixture. This recipe yields 10 small almond ladoos.
The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled to make a big batch. Store the ladoos in an air-tight jar and refrigerate.
14. Serve these healthy almond ladoos plain as a sweet snack.
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- 130 grams badam or 1 cup almonds
- 60 grams jaggery or ⅓ cup jaggery powder or grated jaggery (gud)
- 2 tablespoons raisins (kishmish) – optional
- 3 green cardamoms, seed kept and husks discarded (choti elaichi)
- Heat a thick bottomed pan. Keep the flame to low or medium and add 1 cup raw almonds.
- Stirring at intervals, begin to roast the almonds.
- Keep on roasting till the almonds become crunchy.
- Just cool and taste a few almonds. But make sure you don’t burn them or brown them too much. You can even roast the almonds in an oven.
- When the almonds have got roasted, add 2 tablespoons raisins and mix well.
- Switch off the flame and remove the roasted almonds and raisins in another bowl or plate. Let the almonds become warm.
grinding – making badam ladoo mixture
- Then add both almonds and raisins in a mixer or grinder jar. Also add seeds from 3 green cardamoms.
- Now add 1/3 cup powdered jaggery. You can even use palm jaggery, coconut sugar or cane sugar instead of jaggery.
- Run mixie or grinder for some seconds and then stop. Check the consistency. Continue in the same way, till you get a fine consistency in the almonds with some oil released from the almonds. You can also use the pulse option in your grinder.
- You have to run the grinder in parts till a bit of oil releases from the almonds.
- Take a small portion of the mixture in your hands and then press. It should hold shape and not crumble.
- Don’t grind at one stretch or grind too much as then much oil will be released from the almonds and you will get almond butter.
shaping badam ladoo
- Remove the badam ladoo mixture in the same bowl or plate in which we cooled the almonds & raisins.
- Now take a small portion of the ladoo mixture in your palms and begin to shape it into ladoos.
- Make badam ladoos with the rest of the mixture.
- This recipe yields 10 almond ladoos. The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled. Store the almond ladoos in an air tight jar and refrigerate.
- Serve these healthy almond ladoos plain as a sweet snack.
- This recipe can be easily scaled to make a big batch.
- Instead of jaggery, you can even use palm jaggery, coconut sugar or cane sugar.
Nutrition Info (Approximate Values)
This Badam Ladoo post from the blog archives first published in September 2016 has been updated and republished on January 2023.
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Thank you Dassana for such a wonderful recipe. So very tasty and easy to make…hardly took me 15-20 mins. Everyone in our family loved it. Have tried many of your recipes and they have never ever failed. Thank you again for providing us with healthy, detailed, delicious recipes. God bless you dear.
Thanks a lot for your kind wishes. Great to hear your feedback on the recipes you have tried. Wish you all the best!
Can I replace roasted almonds with roasted sesame seeds in this recipe? I find it difficult to get to the soft ball stage (which is the recipe you’ve suggested for til laddoo)- so I was wondering if this recipe would work with sesame seeds? Thanks.
Try this recipe of sesame ladoo – https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/til-ladoo-recipe-til-gud-ke-ladoo/
It does not include sugar syrup and is similar to the almond ladoo recipe.
This is perfect! Thank you Dassana- I will surely try this.
I tried the almond jaggery laddoo and it turned out to be awesome. Thanks for replying.
Welcome and glad. Thanks for the feedback on the almond ladoo recipe. Happy Cooking.
I have some almond flour at home which I need to use somehow. Can I follow this same recipe by roasting the almond flour a little?
yes you can follow the same recipe.
cool thanks for your response. I will try and let you know
Welcome Priya. Yes do let me know.
Thanks Dassana and Amit ! This is truly a simple, easy and a power packed healthy recipe ! Everyone just loved it when I made it today … 🙂 Keep up the good work !
thanks ranjitha and nice to know. happy cooking.
How long do you recommend roasting the almonds? I somehow end up burning them many times.
kate, roast 4 to 5 minutes on a low flame stirring often till you see some brown spots on them.
Thank you for this lovely recipe. It was the first time I had made ladoos but it was simple to follow and made great vegan ladoos – an easy way to eat almonds and gud!
thanks pooja. agree 🙂
I did try this recipe.. but after powdering the badam n jaggery initially I was able to make 4 laddos but after tht it started breaking.. then I added the it was gud.
thanks sharada for the comment. what you added later? its not clear in the comment.
I meant I added ghee. The look also is not similar. It looks flaky.. kindly guide me.
okay. you need to grind more, till some oil is felt in the mixture. when you press a small portion of the ground almonds, it will hold itself together. this is due to the oil present in the almonds. if the almonds are just ground to a fine powder and oil is not released from them, then the mixture will be powdery and not be able to form into ladoos. hope this helps.
Hi Dassanna !
I tried this recipe yesterday and absolutely loved it ! I have never made ladoos before but this ladoo is so nice ! Will definitely make again. Have shared the recipe with mum and aunt already. Thank You !
welcome sushila 🙂 thanks for positive views.
sounds good..Will definitely try
surely try gunjan and let us know how the badam ladoo was?