Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Maaladu Recipe-Roasted Gram Ladoo-Pottukadalai Urundai

Maladu is a very popular and instant sweet which can be done in a few minutes. It is also one of the easiest sweet which can be made for any occasions. I have make slight changes by adding lot of nuts and raisins to give the maaladu some texture. It was very delicious with the raisins and cashew nuts. Today we will learn how to make maaladu following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.


Maaladu-Roasted Gram Ladoo


 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Yields: 6 maladus
 Recipe CategoryDessert-Indian sweet
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Roasted gram dal/Daaliya/Pottu kadalai - 1/2 cup
   Powdered sugar - 1/4 cup (more if you want it very sweet)
   Ghee/clarified butter - 1 1/2 - 2 tbsp or as needed
   Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
   Cashew nuts - 12-15
   Raisins - 20-25


Dry roast the roasted gram on medium heat just until hot to touch (Do not over roast it). Cool and powder it finely in a mixie.

roasting pottukadalai

Sieve the ground flour and keep it aside. Powder sugar finely. Sieve sugar also and keep it ready.

powdered sugar


In a large plate, add the sieved flour, sieved sugar and cardamom powder.

how to make maaladu

Mix well. I added lot of cashew nuts and raisins to give the maaladu some texture.

maladu preparation

Heat a tsp of ghee and fry the cashew nuts (break it into 2-3 pieces) on low heat until golden. Add to the flour-sugar mixture.

making Roasted gram Ladoo

In the same pan, fry the raisin on low flame until they puff up. Add to the flour + sugar mixture and mix well.

how to make Pottukadalai Urundai

Heat the rest of the ghee and add to the above mixture. Mix well with a spoon and make balls out of the mixture when it is warm. If you are unable to make balls, add more ghee (little at a time) and make balls. When you are able to make balls, stop adding ghee.

Enjoy making delicious maaladu for this festive season. This also makes a perfect festive gift.

Storage and Shelf life 

Store it in an air tight container at room temperature for a week and for more days in the refrigerator.

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  1. My mother also prepare the same way,thankyou for the post..
    Can we add jaggery instead of sugar..

    1. Yes, you can use powdered clean organic jaggery as other jaggery will have lot of impurities.

  2. Hi Padhu, I made this ladoos and they turned out to be awesome. Everyone was amazed to learn what it's made of. Even my husband who generally hates ladoos loved them.

  3. Hi padhu it came out really well . Colour and texture were too good. Thanks a lot for sharing the step-wise recipe

  4. Hi, want to do this recipe.shall I use powdered raw sugar instead of refined sugar?

  5. Hi Amma uses roasted bengal gram powder. am trying this one as i have no time:)

  6. I did this as per your instructions padhu. It came out well. Thanks a lot..


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