maladu recipe, maa ladoo recipe
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maladu recipe

maladu or maa ladoo recipe - quick south indian ladoo made from roasted gram or roasted chana dal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: sweets
Cuisine: south indian
Servings: 10 ladoo
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 1 cup roasted bengal gram or roasted chana dal
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 green cardamoms (chotti elaichi)
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg (jaiphal)
  • 10 to 12 cashews, chopped - (kaju)
  • 1 tablespoon golden raisins
  • ¼ cup ghee - remove 1 tablespoon from this ghee to fry the dry fruits


  • first powder the chana dal in a dry grinder or coffee grinder to a fine powder consistency.
  • seive the ground chana dal.
  • powder the sugar with cardamom seeds
  • sieve the powdered sugar also in the same pan.
  • add the grated nutmeg too.
  • mix the sifted chana dal flour and powdered sugar.
  • fry cashews in 1 tbsp ghee.
  • remove and add them to the chana dal flour
  • now in the same ghee fry the raisins till plump
  • add the raisins along with ghee
  • in the same pan heat up the remaining ghee and add it to the ladoo mixture.
  • keep the ladoo mixture pan on low flame and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • let the mixture cool and then form ladoos.
  • serve maladu or keep them stored in an air tight container.