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urad dal ladoo recipe - tasty ladoos made with urad dal, ghee and sugar

4.5 from 4 votes
total time:
17minutes

urad dal ladoo recipe with step by step photos – tasty ladoos made with urad dal (black gram), sugar and ghee.

urad dal ladoo

since festive season is around the corner, i plan to add some sweets recipes. though the addition of sweet recipes will be less as compared to the savory recipes i will be adding.

these urad dal ladoos are easy to make and are protein rich ladoos. though not very quick as there is a waiting time to cool the urad dal after its roasted and then wait for the ladoo mixture to cool down before shaping it. i have not added any fry fruits in the ladoos, but you can add them. the crux of this recipe is to really roast the urad dal very well. or else there can be stomach aches. i have explained the roasting part in detail in the step by step pics part.

urad dal laddu are tasty and have the nutty aroma of roasted urad dal. taste wise they are very different from atta or besan ladoo. like most ladoos made with ghee, these stay good in the fridge for a couple of weeks. you can also keep at room temperature for a few days.

if you are looking for more ladoo recipes then do check peanut ladoo, coconut ladoo, poha ladoo, sattu ladoo and ragi ladoo recipe.

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urad dal ladoo recipe

urad dal ladoo recipe - tasty ladoos made with urad dal, ghee and sugar
course sweets
cuisine south indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 12 minutes
total time 17 minutes
servings 10 to 12 ladoos
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 230 grams urad dal or 1 cup urad dal (black gram)
  • 70 grams sugar or ⅓ cup sugar. i used organic unrefined cane sugar
  • 80 grams ghee (clarified butter) or ⅓ cup ghee at room temperature
  • 3 to 4 green cardamoms (choti elaichi)

how to make urad dal ladoo recipe

roasting and preparing urad dal flour:

  1. heat a thick bottomed pan or kadai on a low flame. then add 1 cup urad dal in it. 

  2. if you want you can rinse the urad dal first. spread the lentils on a plate or tray or on a cloth. dry the lentils naturally or in sunlight. once the lentils have dried, then add them in the kadai. if you want you can add directly too.

  3. keep the flame on low or sim and begin to roast the dal.
  4. continue to stir often while roasting. keep on roasting and stirring for even browning and cooking. roasting urad dal well is very important or else there can be stomach aches.
  5. the dal needs to be golden and become aromatic. your kitchen will smell with the aroma of roasted urad dal.
  6. keep on stirring without a break once the dal begins to get light golden.
  7. when the urad dal become golden, then cool them in the pan itself or you can remove the dal in a plate and let it cool.

  8. once the urad dal have become warm or cooled down, add them in a grinder jar. also add cardamom seeds removed from 3 to 4 green cardamom pods.

  9. grind to a fine powder.
  10. now take the urad dal flour in a fine seive.
  11. begin to sift the flour on a plate or tray or a large bowl or pan.
  12. keep the sifted urad dal flour aside.

grinding sugar:

  1. in the same grinder, add 1/3 cup sugar.
  2. grind sugar to a fine powder.

making urad dal ladoo:

  1. now add the powdered sugar to the urad dal flour. if you want you can even sift the sugar and then add.
  2. mix very well.
  3. now melt 1/3 cup ghee in a pan. you just need to melt the ghee and not heat it. 

  4. if adding dry fruits, you can add some sliced or chopped dry fruits at this step and saute them in ghee till they become light golden.

  5. add the melted ghee to urad dal + sugar mixture.
  6. mix very well with a spatula or spoon.
  7. the ladoo mixture will have a molten consistency and will be a bit fluid. now let this mixture cool down at room temperature and let the ghee solidify.
  8. once the mixture becomes dense, then you can easily shape the mixture into ladoos.
  9. make small to medium sized urad dal ladoos. from the warmth of your hands, the ladoos will soften while you shape them.

  10. prepare ladoos like this with all of the mixture.
  11. you can even offer these urad dal ladoos to the deities as naivedyam or serve to your family. 

  12. store the remaining urad dal ladoos in an air tight box or jar and refrigerate.

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how to make urad dal ladoo recipe:

1. heat a thick bottomed pan or kadai on a low flame. then add 1 cup urad dal (black gram) in it. if you want you can rinse the urad dal first. spread the lentils on a plate/tray/cloth. dry the lentils naturally or in sunlight. once the lentils have dried, then add them in the kadai. if you want you can add directly too.

urad dal for urad dal ladoo recipe

2. keep the flame on low or sim and begin to roast the urad dal.

urad dal for urad dal ladoo recipe

3. continue to stir often while roasting.

roasting urad dal for urad dal ladoo recipe

4. keep on roasting and stirring for even browning and cooking. roasting urad dal well is very important or else there can be stomach aches.

roasting urad dal for urad dal ladoo recipe

5. this is the dal after 12 minutes of roasting. the dal needs to be golden and become aromatic. your kitchen will smell with the aroma of roasted urad dal. also as i have mentioned before, use a thick bottomed pan or kadai. if the pan or kadai is not heavy or has a heavy base, then the urad dal will get browned too fast with uneven cooking and roasting.

roasting urad dal for urad dal ladoo recipe

6. here is how the urad dal looks after roasting for one more minute. keep on stirring without a break once the dal begins to get light golden.

roasting urad dal for urad dal ladoo recipe

7. now let the dal cool in the pan itself or you can remove the dal in a plate and let it cool.

roasting urad dal for urad dal ladoo recipe

8. once the lentils have become warm or cooled down, add them in a grinder jar. also add cardamom seeds removed from 3 to 4 green cardamom pods.

grounded urad dal for urad dal ladoo recipe

9. grind to a fine powder.

grounded urad dal for urad dal ladoo recipe

10. now take the urad dal flour in a fine seive.

urad dal flour to make urad dal laddu recipe

11. begin to sift the flour on a plate or tray or a large bowl or pan.

urad dal flour to make urad dal laddu recipe

12. here are some of the urad dal grits remaining. you can add these to rice or dal or even veggies while cooking. do use a fine sieve, otherwise you will get a gritty and grainy texture in the ladoos.

urad dal flour to make urad dal laddu recipe

13. keep the sifted urad dal flour aside.

urad dal flour to make urad dal laddu recipe

14. in the same grinder, add ⅓  cup sugar.

sugar to make urad dal laddu recipe

15. grind sugar to a fine powder and add the powdered sugar to the urad dal flour. if you want you can even sift the sugar and then add.

sugar to make urad dal laddu recipe

16. mix very well.

sugar to make urad dal laddu recipe

17. now melt ⅓ cup ghee in a pan. you just need to melt the ghee and not heat it. if adding dry fruits, you can add some sliced or chopped dry fruits at this step and saute them in ghee till they become light golden.

ghee to make urad dal laddu recipe

18. add the melted ghee to urad dal + sugar mixture.

ghee to make urad dal laddu recipe

19. mix very well with a spatula or spoon.

making urad dal ladoo recipe

20. you see how the ladoo mixture looks like, molten and a bit fluid. now let this mixture cool down at room temperature and let the ghee solidify.

making urad dal ladoo recipe

21. here is the same ladoo mixture after cooling down. it has become dense and now you can easily shape the mixture into ladoos.

making urad dal ladoo recipe

22. make small to medium sized ladoos. from the warmth of your hands, the ladoos will soften while you shape them.

preparing urad dal ladoo recipe

23. prepare ladoos like this with all of the mixture.

preparing urad dal ladoo recipe

24. you can even offer these urad dal ladoos to the deities as naivedyam or serve to your family. store the remaining urad dal ladoos in an air tight box or jar and refrigerate.

urad dal ladoo recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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10 comments/reviews

  1. .. I had tasted these ladoos yrs back ..got d recipe on ur blog d very next day i recalled dat taste ..tried them. Came out yumm…just would like to know dat do they have a suji like texture or a fine one. Or have i ground them coarsely dats y they have such texture…orherwise they r delicious…

    • divya, they do not have a sooji like texture. they have to be ground fine like a powder. in fact they have a texture similar to besan ladoo. since they have been ground coarsely, thats why the sooji like texture.

      • Ohk…tnk u so much for ur prompt replies as always….as a guru solves disciple’s doubts promptly…love u for dat.. ☺

        • welcome divya and thank you 🙂

  2. hii dasana, ur recipe is too good, but i used readymade roasted urad dal flour . I roast it again like basan ladoo recipe but still it gives raw test while eating.. what to do?

    • okay. break the ladoos. add some water or milk in it cook on a low flame. water needs to be added, so that the sugar does not get crystallized and becomes hard. just enough water to make a thick paste. keep on stirring while cooking the mixture for some minutes. you will only need to cook it for a few minutes. usually the pre roasted packaged flour or sooji are not roasted well.

  3. Can I use store bought flour, roast it and then proceed with the recipe

    • yes, you can do this way too. but make sure the flour is roasted well.

  4. It was nice to learn nice,sweet,delicious,mouth watering,healthy, and at the same time easy to make. With material already available at home.
    I don’t have words in praise still ‘am trying to make up.

    • pleased to know this thanks ajit for kind and encouraging words 🙂

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