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Authentic South Indian sweet prepared by roasting Urad dhal until fragrant, mixing in some powdered #sugar, a dash of #cardamom and rolled into laddus with warm ghee. Laddus made with husked #blackgram. There is a whiff of fresh homemade #ghee and #cardamom that fill the air while making this sweet. These laddus are prepared during Indian festivals and distributed to friends and family.

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#healthbenefits This sweet is often served to kids for instant energy and postpartum to regain strength after child birth.


Ready in 20 minutes Makes 12 laddus Serves 6 people


1.5 cups Ural Dhal

1/2 cup Powdered Sugar

5 Cardamom pods (1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder)

1/2 cup melted Ghee ( Clarified Butter)


1. Roast the Urad dhal on low flame in a pan until it turns aromatic and light brown in color.

2. Keep an eye and stir in between. The process will take about 10 minutes

3. Blend in the roasted Urad dal into a fine powder.

4. It’s time to add in sugar and cardamom into the bender and blend it super fine.

5. Transfer the contents into a bowl.

6. Pour in the melted ghee into the mixture and mix until it turns moist

7. If the mixture feels dry add in a little more ghee. Taste of the dish depends a lot of the ghee, so use fresh good quality ghee.

8. Grease your palms with a little but of ghee.

9. Take mixture enough to make a lime sized ball and roll them in between your palms and make laddus.

10. Place the prepared laddus on a plate and let the ghee solidify a bit, and so will the laddus.

11. Enjoy this traditional sweet with your loved ones.


Let sit for a few minutes once the laddus are rolled for them to harden a little bit. You can then stack them in an airtight container. If not, the laddus will not retain shape and will crumble.

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