Monday, October 21, 2013

Pasi Paruppu Laddu-Nei Urundai-Moong Dal (Payatham Paruppu) Ladoo-Healthy Diwali Snacks Recipes

Today I am going to share with you a very easy laddu recipe prepared with moong dal. It is very healthy, easy to make and needs just 3 ingredients. I have not used refined sugar but have used nattu sakkarai (natural unrefined cane sugar),so it makes a perfect and healthy snack for both kids and adults. Today we will learn how to make Nei Urundai or payantham paruppu laddu following this very easy and healthy recipe.

Pasi paruppu laddu-Moong dal laddu

Moong Dal Ladoo-Pasi Paruppu Laddu

Moong Dal Ladoo-Pasi Paruppu Laddu

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Yields: 6-7 laddus
 Recipe CategoryDessert-Laddus
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Moong dal-Pasi paruppu - 1/2 cup
   Natural unrefined cane sugar/nattu sakkarai -1/2 cup
   Melted Ghee - 2-3 tbsp or as needed
   Cardamom powder -1/4 tsp (optional)


Dry roast moong dal until you get a nice aroma of roasted moong dal. After it cools, grind it to a fine powder. Payatham Paruppu mavu/moong dal flour is ready now.

Take equal quantity of sugar (moong dal flour: sugar - 1:1). Dry grind nattu sakkarai to a fine powder.

roasting moong dal


In a bowl mix together, moong dal flour, unrefined cane sugar and cardamom powder. Keep melted ghee in a bowl of hot water.

How to prepare Payatham Paruppu Laddu

Add hot melted ghee little by little (I added less than 3 tbsp of ghee) to the mixture until you are able to make balls from the mixture. Make equal sized balls. Delicious and healthy moong dal laddu is ready.

how to prepare moong dal laddu

This can be stored in an airtight container for 5-6 days. It will stay good if handled properly.

Note - You can substitute nattu sakkarai with white refined sugar.

In case if you are preparing more than 1/2 cup, do not pour all the ghee to the flour, add warm ghee to a portion of a flour and make balls from the flour. Repeat the same process for the rest of the flour

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  1. nice to see this.
    I think also easy to make this laddu..

  2. Should we sieve the flour and sugar in a bowl?

  3. I should say , I have come a long way in cooking following ur receipes over this past one year. The simplicity in ur writing and recipes being health consious deserves an applause.

  4. Nice recipe. Can we add nuts to it? Or will it be difficult to make balls if nuts are added?

    1. You can add finely chopped nuts and raisins after sauteing in ghee.

  5. Tried it today..and it came out so well.. Tastes yum! Thanks for this recipe :-)

  6. Nattu chakkarai , vellam is same?

  7. Hi Padhu,
    Can we use jaggery and do the ladoo

    1. Yes you can use jaggery. Use powdered jaggery that you get in organic stores which is clean.


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