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Malai laddu recipe with step by step photos – easy and delicious two ingredient malai or paneer ladoo recipe.

malai ladoo recipe, paneer ladoo recipe

Malai ladoo is a popular sweet From the North Indian cuisine. I had jotted down this recipe many many years back in my journal. So made these laddus and they were good.

The taste and texture of the ladoo is more like Sandesh. this recipe just uses milk and sugar. You can add flavorings of your choice like cardamom powder, saffron, rose water or kewra water (pandanus extract).

These malai laddu stay good for 4 to 5 days in the fridge. This recipe makes for 8 to 9 ladoo. You can easily double or triple the ingredients. I have not made the ladoo very sweet. Its just sweet. For a more sweet taste do add more sugar.

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malai ladoo recipe, paneer ladoo recipe

malai laddu

4.67 from 3 votes
Two ingredients easy malai ladoo recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Cuisine North Indian
Course: Sweets

Servings 8 ladoo
Units

Ingredients

  • 4 cups full fat milk or 1 litre full fat milk
  • 2.5 tablespoon lemon juice or add as required
  • 3 tablespoon sugar, powdered or 5 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder)
  • 1 teaspoon rose water (optional)
  • 1 pinch saffron strands (kesar)
  • 4 to 5 almonds (badam) - sliced or chopped for garnish

Instructions

making chenna for malai ladoo

  • Add 1 litre (4 cups) full fat milk in a thick bottomed pan.
  • On a low to medium flame simmer the milk till it comes to a boil.
  • Now add lemon juice to the milk in parts. First add 1 tbsp and stir. If the milk curdles, then no need to add more lemon juice. If the milk does not curdle, then add 1/2 to 1 tbsp more and stir again.
  • The entire milk should curdle. Depending on the quality of milk you may need to add more or less. Keep the lemon juice ready with you. I added 2.5 tbsp lemon juice.
  • After the milk has curdled simmer for 2 minutes more.
  • Then strain the whey and just keep 1/3 portion of the whey with the coagulated milk solids.

making malai ladoo

  • On a low flame keep on simmering the mixture. Stir at intervals.
  • Meanwhile, take 3 tbsp sugar in a small grinder. grind to a fine powder.
  • Simmer till all all the whey dries up. Switch off the flame.
  • Then add 1/2 tsp cardamom powder, a few strands of saffron and rose water.
  • Mix well and allow the mixture to cool completely.
  • Slice or chop 4 to 5 almonds.
  • Add the powdered sugar. Mix well.
  • Spread a bit of ghee in your palms. Take a small or medium portion and shape into ladoos.
  • Place the malai ladoo or small muffin liners or doilies. garnish with sliced almonds.
  • Keep in a box and refrigerate for a few hours.
  • Serve malai laddu as a sweet.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
malai laddu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 165mg5%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 139mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lets start step by step malai laddu recipe

1. Add 1 litre (4 cups) full cream milk in a thick bottomed pan.

milk for malai ladoo recipe

2. On a low to medium flame simmer the milk till it comes to a boil.

simmer milk for malai ladoo recipe

3. Now add lemon juice to the milk in parts. First add 1 tbsp and stir. If the milk curdles, then no need to add more lemon juice. If the milk does not curdle, then add ½ to 1 tbsp more and stir again.

lemon juice for malai ladoo recipe

4. The entire milk should curdle. Depending on the quality of milk you may need to add more or less. Keep the lemon juice ready with you. I added 2.5 tbsp lemon juice.

making malai ladoo recipe

5. After the milk has curdled simmer for 2 minutes more.

making malai ladoo recipe

6. Then strain the whey and just keep ⅓ portion of the whey with the coagulated milk solids. You can use the whey for making chapatis, bread or in curries/gravies.

whey for malai ladoo recipe

7. On a low flame keep on simmering the mixture. Stir at intervals.

preparing malai ladoo recipe

Making malai ladoo

8. Meanwhile, take 3 tbsp sugar in a small grinder. This much amount of sugar makes the ladoos just sweet. For more sweetness, you can increase the sugar from ½ to 1 tbsp more. If using powdered sugar, then use 4 to 5 tbsp powdered sugar.

sugar for malai ladoo recipe

9. Grind to a fine powder.

sugar for paneer ladoo recipe

10. As you see in the pics, there is still some whey in the chenna mixture. Stir at intervals and simmer till all the whey dries up. there should be not even a bit of whey.

making paneer ladoo recipe

11. Keep on stirring at intervals and below you see some whey.

making paneer ladoo recipe

12. stir and simmer till all the whey evaporates. Switch off the flame. If there is a little whey or moisture, it will seep down from the ladoos.

making paneer ladoo recipe

13. Then add ½ tsp cardamom powder, a few strands of saffron and rose water. You can add either one of them or even two of them in a combination.

saffron for paneer ladoo recipe

14. Mix well and allow the mixture to cool completely.

making paneer ladoo recipe

15. Slice or chop 4 to 5 almonds.

almonds for paneer ladoo recipe

16. Here is the malai ladoo mixture after cooling.

malai ladoo mixture

17. Add the powdered sugar. Mix well.

sugar for malai ladoo recipe

18. Apply some ghee in your hands. Take a small or medium portion from the paneer mixture and shape into laddu. For some reason, if you are not able to shape the laddu, then spoon all the mixture in a tray or plate. Shape it neatly from the sides. Flatten evenly the top with a spoon and sprinkle the chopped almonds from top. Allow it to set in the fridge.

malai ladoo, paneer ladoo

18. Place the malai ladoo or small muffin liners or doilies.

malai ladoo recipe, paneer ladoo recipe

19. Garnish with sliced almonds.

malai ladoo recipe, paneer ladoo recipe

20. Keep in a box and refrigerate for a few hours.

malai ladoo recipe, paneer ladoo recipe

21. Serve malai laddu as a sweet.

malai ladoo recipe, paneer ladoo recipe

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26 Comments

  1. For how many days do we preserve malai laddoo without fridge because I want to take it in a two days journey. ????????

    1. malai laddoo will need fridge. without fridge, they will spoil in some hours. these cannot be taken for a journey if just packed in a box. you will need a cold box to take them on a journey.

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