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sabudana ladoo recipe - an indian sweet made from tapioca pearls.
4.3 from 10 votes
total time:
45minutes

sabudana ladoo recipe with step by step photos – a sweet recipe which is good for fasting as well as during festival days.

sabudana ladoo recipe

sabudana or tapioca pearls is one ingredient which is much used during fasting or vrats in india. you can make variety of recipes with sabudana like sabudana khichdi, vada, thalipeeth, kheer, tikki or cutlets with them.

this method of making sabudana ladoos were shared by my mom. she had seen this on a tv show. she only saw the way these ladoos are made and told me the method. i had no inkling of the quantity of the ingredients that need to be used. so just eyeballed everything and made the recipe.

the original one uses ghee. i have used oil. now the difference between using oil and ghee is quite apparent in sweets like ladoos. firstly the ladoos don’t have the aroma of ghee. secondly after cooling down, the ghee will solidify at room temperature and give a nice hold and shape to the ladoos. this does not happen with oil. the ladoos do hold shape but not like the ones made with ghee. the ladoos made with ghee are dense but the ones made with oil are a little loose.

coconut oil works well as a substitute for ghee. however, since the ladoos have already desiccated coconut in them, i did not add coconut oil. i did not want too much of coconut flavor in these ladoos.

i have added hot oil later too, as i realized that the 4 tbsp oil i used to fry the cashews was not enough to bind the ladoos. with all the limitations and setbacks, these ladoos were good. they do stick in the teeth as its the nature of tapioca pearls to become sticky and gluey.

despite this, the sabudana ladoos tasted awesome and you will like them even more, if you are fond of having coconut in sweets. so do give this sabudana ladoo a try if you are looking for a different variety of ladoo, you want to make for festive or fasting occasions.

few more ladoo recipes on the blog which you might like to check are dry fruits ladoo, atta ladoomotichur laddu, rava ladoo and ragi ladoo recipe.

sabudana ladoo recipe details below:

sabudana ladoo recipe

4.3 from 10 votes
Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:45 mins
sabudana ladoo recipe - an indian sweet made from tapioca pearls.
sabudana ladoo recipe
Course:desserts
Cuisine:indian
Servings:9 to 10 ladoo
Calories:227kcal
Author:dassana

INGREDIENTS FOR sabudana ladoo recipe (1 CUP = 250 ML)

  • 1 cup sabudana (tapoica pearls)
  • ¾ cup dessicated unsweetened coconut
  • ½ or ⅔ cup powdered sugar or as required
  • 6 to 6.5 tablespoon oil or ghee
  • 9 to 10 cashews, chopped (kaju)
  • 4 to 5 green cardamoms, powdered (choti elaichi powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg (jaiphal)

HOW TO MAKE sabudana ladoo recipe

  • roast the sabudana (tapoica pearls) in a kadai or pan on a low flame.
  • they will swell a bit and become crunchy and light brown.
  • this process will take approx 25 to 30 minutes on a low flame.
  • cool the pearls completely and then grind to a fine powder in a dry grinder.
  • also lightly roast the coconut for 2-3 minutes.
  • no need to brown the coconut.
  • in the same pan where you have roasted the coconut, add the ground sabudana powder and sugar.
  • mix well and keep aside.
  • heat the 5 or 6 tbsp oil/ghee in a small pan.
  • add chopped cashews and fry them till golden.
  • pour this whole mixture of oil and browned cashews into the sabudana + coconut + sugar mixture.
  • also add cardamom powdered and nutmeg.
  • stir very well with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  • then when the mixture is still lightly hot or warm, make medium sized balls from it.
  • sabudana ladoo are ready to be served.
  • you can also store sabudana ladoos in an air tight container in the fridge for a week.
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lets start step by step sabudana ladoo recipe:

1. roast the sabudana (tapioca pearls) in a kadai or pan in a low flame. this step takes a long time… about 30 mins. you have to stir continuously. the pearls swell a bit and become crunchy and light brown when nicely roasted. if you bite, they won’t be crisp as fried sabudana pearl….. but you can bite into it.

roast sabudana for sabudana ladoo recipe

2. as mentioned above, this process of roasting take approx 25 to 30 minutes on a low flame. you can see in the pic the color and texture of the pearls. cool the pearls completely and then grind to a fine powder in a dry grinder.

roasting sabudana for sabudana ladoo recipe

3. lightly roast the desiccated coconut for 2-3 minutes.  no need to brown the coconut.

coconut to make sabudana ladoo recipe

4. in the same pan where you have roasted the coconut, add the ground sabudana powder.

ground sabudana powder for ladoo recipe

5. add powdered sugar and mix well.

sugar for making sabudana ladoo recipe

6. heat oil/ghee in a pan. add chopped cashews and fry them till golden.

ghee for preparing sabudana ladoo recipe

7. pour this whole mixture of oil and browned cashews into the sabudana mixture. also add cardamom powdered and nutmeg.

cashews for sabudana ladoo recipe

8. mix very well.

making sabudana ladoo recipe

9. when the mixture is still slightly hot or warm. make medium sized balls from it.

making sabudana ladoo recipe

10. make all the ladoos in a similar way. sabudana ladoo are ready to be served.

preparing sabudana ladoo recipe

11. you can also store the sabudana ladoos in an air tight container in a fridge for a week or so. enjoy the sabudana ladoos.

sabudana ladoo, sabudana ladoo recipe

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46 comments/reviews

  1. Sir,
    Thank you for ur recipe. I saw this yesterday night and I tried it today and it realy worked well and my children loved it. Thank you very much for this recipe. I could not imagine that sabudaana can be made into ladoos. Very tasty, crunchy and easy to make.

    • welcome mangala. yes, these ladoos with sabudana taste very good. thanks for sharing the positive review.

  2. I like

  3. i mean ur blog on the whole esp kajusweet n dry fruit ladoo

    • thanks 🙂

  4. well pleased . .

  5. its easy to cook recipie ilike it 🙂
    iam also new one to this site thnks.

    • welcome nadiya

  6. Wow, sabudana laddus are looking so nice. I will try on a fasting day, when we can eat sabudana.

    • thanks sadhna

  7. Just tried it… Its really nice nd easy to cook… Thnks for posting… 🙂

    • welcome vani

  8. Hi, my husband is allergic to cashew nuts so what other types of nuts can I use. Also this is the first time I’ve been on this website and am finding it very enjoyable and exciting. Love it sooooo much. Haven’t made anything yet, insha Allah will make something tomorrow. Do you have any sweet recipes for diabetics as I am one. Thanks.

  9. This recipe seems very easy n a different dessert for many festivals n vrats..i have made this at hom n enjoyed

  10. Wish u all very happy Ganesh Chaturthi festival ,Thank You Very much.

    • Wish you the same, Umesh

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