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November 5, 2012

Nei Urundai - Pasi Paruppu Urundai - Moong Dal Laddu

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Nei urundai / Payatham maavu urundai ( Moong dal ladoo in English) is the one & only sweet my aachi (grandma) & mom makes for every diwali.This is one of the easiest & healthy sweets.. We call this as “Nei vilangai “in Tirunelveli . People from tirunelveli may know this name. But the common name is Payatha maavu urundai.Maa ladu is also similar to this. But Fried gram dal(pottukadalai) is used in maaladu whereas moong dal is used here. Else the same procedure. It can be made in ten minutes. Include this easy, healthy, South Indian laddu in your diwali sweets menu. Try n let me know how it turned out. Do check out my Maa ladoo recipe too !

INGREDIENTS
Yields 10 medium sized laddu.
1 cup - 250ml
  • Yellow Moong dal / Paasi paruppu – 1/2 cup
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom - 2 
  • Ghee – 1/4 cup ( Use 2 tsp less as per need) 
  • Fried cashew nuts – few

METHOD
  • Dry roast moong dal in low flame till u get a nice smell. Powder it nicely. Sieve the flour.U’ll get 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp powder.Fry cashews in little ghee ( say a tsp ) and set aside.
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  • Now powder the sugar. u’ll get around 3/4 cup ..The ratio of powdered moong & sugar should be 1:1.5. If u like mild sweetness , u can add 1:1 too..
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  • Mix  & add the fried cashews.Melt 1/4 cup of ghee and add to the mixture.Make balls tightly when it is warm.. Enjoy!!
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  • Store in a box and u can have it for 10 days.
NOTE
  • U can adjust the sugar quantity as per ur taste buds.But 1:1.5 would be enough..If u like very mild sweet , 1:1 will be enough.
  • Always add melted hot/ warm ghee..Initially mix with a ladle and when it is warm use ur hands to mix well..
  • Add the mentioned quantity of ghee. If u want to increase u can add 1- 2 tbsp more. Adding more ghee reduces the sweetness..Add ghee little by little until u r able to make the ball..If the mixture is too dry , u cant shape the balls.U'll get cracks too. In that case , add little more hot ghee and proceed..
  • Do not use cardamom powder.
  • After adding ghee , the color of laddu will be changed.This shows the correct form.
For Maa ladu : 

Powdered Roasted gram dal / pottu kadalai - 1 cup
Powdered sugar - 1/2 - 3/4 cup
Ghee - 1/3 cup ( takes less than this quantity)
Cardamom seeds - 3 nos ( powdered)
Fried cashews - few

Dry roasting the dal is optional. I don't roast it. Powder the dal first and then sugar.. Mix them well. Add hot melted ghee little by little .Spare some ghee. Once warm , mix with ur hands and make balls. If u r not able to shape it or if u get cracks , add little more ghee..





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26 comments :

chef and her kitchen said...

This is my favorite ladoo among all,looks delicious

Divya A said...

Nice presentation dear :) an ladoos looks so delectable :)
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Vidya Chandrahas said...

Healthy laddu..delicious.

Unknown said...

delicious laddus... I made this some time before and I will be posting it on my blog sometime next week... Yours is looking soooo good!!!
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Teena said...

Looks delicious & nice click too!!! I was planning to make something with moong dal. Now you gave me the idea :)

Suja Manoj said...

Never tried moondal ladoos,looks so tempting.

Priya Suresh said...

Moongdal laddoos looks damn prefect and simply delicious.Beautifully done.

Unknown said...

Delicious laddoos....love it...

Sangeetha M said...

My Ammama makes this, very healthy n delicious laddoos, perfectly made dear!

Unknown said...

wow yummy ladoos,luks cute and perfect...

Unknown said...

Looks delicious.love this lentil based ladoos..can't stop with one.

divya said...

This looks simply mouthwatering ...delicious!

great-secret-of-life said...

so yummy and perfectly done
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Akila said...

Wow very perfect n delicious ladoos....

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Swathi said...

Delicious sweet. my favorite.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Nice post....
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Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy and delicious laddu

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Sounds interesting and easy. Nice one

Ganga Sreekanth said...

interesting recipe. . . . .bokkmarked :-)

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Julie said...

Mouthwatering ones,perfect for Diwali!
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Anonymous said...

Awesome recipe. I will definetly try this. Keep the good work.

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Prathima Rao said...

Interesting & easy to make ladoos!!
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Indian Khana said...

Looks delicious ...I like this too ...nicely done

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by at my blog Chitra. You have a nice space. The moong dal laddoos delicious, my amma makes it the same way.

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