Maladu/ Maa ladoo (Fried gram dal laddu Or roasted Gram ladoo in English) is one of the very popular and easiest laddu recipe in South India especially in Tamil nadu. Some people call it as Pottukadalai urundai or pottukadalai ladoo as well. It can be made quickly in few minutes. When I was thinking of some easy Navratri sweets to distribute to the guests, ladoo recipes came to my mind. Ladoo is one of the best crowd pleaser sweets and this maa ladoo is a kids friendly snack, healthy sweet too. I have made this with sugar and nuts. You can even use jaggery, roasted raisins to make it more healthy.Friends, do try this easy laddu recipe during this Navarathri along with a sundal variety.Offer to God and distribute it to your friends along with thamboolam. Ok, Lets check how to make maaladu recipe with step by step pictures.
Maaladu recipe - Fried Gram dal laddu
Maaladu/ Maa ladoo - Ladoo made with roasted gram. Easiest laddu recipe ever !
Roasted gram/Fried gram dal/Pottukadalai - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Cardamom seed - 1 - 2 nos
Melted ghee – 2 to 2.5 tbsp
Cashews - 4 nos ( Break into pieces)
In a dry mixie jar, take the measured fried gram dal, sugar and cardamom. Powder nicely. Transfer to a plate.
In a small kadai, heat ghee and roast the broken cashews till golden in color. Add the cashews along with ghee to the powdered dal. Mix well with a spoon. Remember the mixture will be hot to touch. Once it turns warm and bearable, shape into small balls and make ladoo. Arrange in a plate and give a standing time of 30 minutes. Initially ladoo may look slightly yellow in color. As time proceeds, it will look white. Serve and enjoy !!