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October 6, 2014


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Malai ladoo aka paneer ladoo is one of the most famous sweets in North India. I tried this easy laddu recipe for the first time using my homemade condensed milk .I referred milk maid website and here for this recipe.Its a very easy dessert/sweet that can be made within 10 minutes and it tastes great too! Indian kesar Malai ladoo can be made in different ways.This is one of the easiest method of doing it. All u need is just 3 main ingredients.Even beginners can try this sweet easily.I used store bought paneer.U can use homemade chenna too.Do try this easy n yummy sweet for this Diwali to treat your family and let me know how u liked it. Ok,lets see how to cook this easy Indian dessert recipe-Paneer ladoo.

malai laddu

Paneer laddu/Paneer ladoo recipe

Paneer laddu/Paneer ladoo recipe Easy n delicious paneer ladoo recipe using store bought paneer & homemade condensed milk
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 10 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup = 250ml
  • Paneer - 200gms (store bought or homemade)
  • Condensed milk – 3/4 cup (-do-)
  • Boiled milk – 1/4 cup(at room temp)
  • Sugar - 1tbsp (optional,add only if u need more sweetness)
  • Elachi/Cardamom seeds - 2 nos
  • Kewra essence – 2 drops ( optinal,i din’t use)
  • Kesar/Saffron threads - few ( add less to get white ladoo)
  • Ghee – 1 tsp (unmelted)
  • If using store bought paneer,immerse it in hot water for 10-15 minutes till it softens.Then crumble it well using your fingers.If using homemade paneer,no need to keep in hot water.Knead the chenna well with your palm & crumble it.
how to make malai ladoo
  • Take the crumbled paneer in a mixie jar.To this, add condensed milk,milk,saffron threads and cardamom seeds(without skin). Grind it to a smooth paste.After grinding the mixture,check for taste and add more condensed milk or sugar,grind again and proceed to next step.
  • In a wide kadai,take the ground paste and add 1 tsp of ghee(refer picture). switch on the flame.Keep the flame medium and stir in regular intervals till the mixture becomes thick and becomes a whole mass leaving the sides of pan.
  • Remove in a ghee greased plate and let it warm.Knead the dough well & make a non-sticky mass.Make balls and arrange in a cupcake liner.Decorate it by keeping a colored dot( I used a  pinch of orange food color powder dissolved in little water) and sliced pistachios.

Serve n Enjoy !


  • My ladoos were slightly yellow in shade as I used saffron threads.Skip it to get white colored ladoos.
  • Use  2 drops of kewra essence to get nice flavor.
  • Instead of store bought paneer,u can use homemade paneer too.Homemade chenna makes even more soft ladoo.
  • If using homemade chenna,knead the chena well and then grind with condensed milk.
  • U can use store bought or homemade condensed milk.U can add more condensed milk based on your taste buds.
  • After grinding the mixture,check for taste and add more condensed milk if necessary.
  • Do not keep the dough in flame for long time,ladoo may turn hard.Also remove the dough only after it becomes non-sticky.U can check it by taking a small piece and make a ball.If u are able to shape it well,remove in a plate.

Paneer ladoo

Make this easy n delicious paneer ladoos for this Diwali n Enjoy !
Paneer ladoo with condensed milk

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Unknown said...

Yummy laddu

Chitra said...

Thanks for the quick comment Ramya :)

Kurinji said...

healthy and delicious ladoo...

Motions and Emotions said...

Attractive color of ladoo...visit my space too

Anonymous said...

wow chitra the clicks are damn attractive lovely laduuss :) pas me some

great-secret-of-life said...

super tempting click Chitra..looks perfect

Rafeeda AR said...

These look really awesome... so tempting...

Unknown said...

Wow so tempting ladoos Chitra n very easy will sure try tis soon n share the pic with u.

nandoos kitchen said...

wow! very addictive ladoos. yumm..

Chitra said...

Thanks Swathi.Do try n share your feedback :)

Unknown said...

Superb laddoos, perfectly shaped

Home Cooked food said...

looks nice, something different from kalakand all the time.

cookbookjaleela said...

Yummy laddoo SS

Hema said...

Ladoos look awesome, very tempting presentation..

Priya said...

See the color ..Fantastic ladoos ..

Unknown said...

Looks perfect & mouth watering...

Unknown said...

I just love anything made of paneer. Be it ladoos, kheer or curry. Awesome clicks!!

Desi Tadka said...

Amazing dear , looks very yummy it will try this recipe

Padma said...

Yummy n tasty laddu

Plz tell me chithraagaru
Instead of condensed milk can i use normal milk with malai

Chitra said...

Hi Padma,
U can try with milk but adjust its quantity & sugar based on the taste.You may need to mix for long time.Please leave ur message if u try it :)

Unknown said...

I tried it was very nice thanks for such a nice recipe chitra

Unknown said...

Thanks for great recipes came out very nice...

Chitra said...

Thanks a lot :)

Unknown said...

I tried it today for son lived it...thank u

Chitra said...

Thank you so much :)

Unknown said...

Hello mam... This panner ladoo how many days it can stay fresh? How many days v can keep it? It can be made a day b4 Diwali?

Chitra said...

Yes, It stays good for one day. U can make it the day before Diwali