Last updated on September 30th, 2019
Maa laddu recipe is an easy, quick and beginners sweet that you can make for this Diwali in 15 minutes. This laddu recipe is as easy powdering sugar and melting ghee 🙂 Made with roasted gram dal this ladoo is a wholesome snack for toddlers and kids also. Here is how you can make easy maa laddu with step by step photos.
There are some traditional sweets that we make for Diwali in Tamil homes like rava ladoo, adhirasam, mysorepak and this maa laddu. This ladoo is made with pottukadalai maavu and hence the name maa laddu 🙂 You can also make pottukadalai urundai, murukku too.
How To Make Maa Laddu At Home?
Making maa laddu is very easy and quick. You just powder the roasted gram dal with sugar and cardamom powder first. Then add melted ghee and mix well. Make ladoos while the mixture is still warm.
Few recipes ask to powder the roasted gram dal and sugar separately but I find that unnecessary. You can just powder the roasted dal and sugar together until fine.
Serve maa laddu as snack or dessert. Keeps well for 10 days as we do not milk.
Recipe Notes and Tips
Make sure to powder the roasted dal and sugar until really fine. If needed you can sieve the powdered mixture once.
The quantity of ghee may vary a bit depending on the quality of ghee and roasted gram ghee. Keep around 2 tablespoons warm melted ghee ready to add if required.
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How To Make Maa Laddu Recipe Step by Step
Take roasted gram dal, sugar and cardamom pods in a clean dry mixer jar. Make a very fine powder.
Take the powder in a wide bowl.
Melt ghee in a small pan. Add broken cashews and pistachios. Fry until golden.
Add the melted ghee along with nuts to powdered dal. Mix well with a spoon.
Using a tablespoon scoop out equal portions and shape into laddus.
Maa Laddu Recipe
Maa Laddu Recipe
- 1 cup roasted gram dal
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 6 small cardamom pods
- 1/4 cup melted ghee plus 2 more tablespoons if needed
- 10 cashews broken
- 1 tablespoon pistachios broken
- Take roasted gram dal, sugar and cardamom pods in a clean dry mixer jar. Make a very fine powder.
- Take the powder in a wide bowl.
- Melt ghee in a small pan. Add broken cashews and pistachios. Fry until golden.
- Add the melted ghee along with nuts to powdered dal. Mix well with a spoon.
- Using a tablespoon scoop out equal portions and shape into laddus.