Monday, 11 November 2013

Diwali Sweets - Nei Ladoo/Ghee Ladoo

Nei Ladoo/Ghee Ladoo

Nei Ladoo is one of the favorite sweet in our house. During Diwali, this ladoo will surely make into our list of sweets

I remember whenever we used to have talk of what to make for Diwali, Nei ladoo is one sweet mom will usually start off with. I do not remember even one Diwali when my mom has not made this Nei Ladoo.

My father calls this as Paitham Ladoo as it is made with Yellow Moong Dal. It just needs 3 ingredients Yellow Moong Dal, Sugar and Ghee.


Yellow Moong Dal - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 Cup
Ghee - 1/2 Cup (I did not use the 1/2 cup completely, I was left with 3 Tablespoon)


In a non stick kadai, dry roast the Moong dal till it is golden brown. Do this on low flame and stir it continuously to avoid uneven browning.

Cool this and grind this into a fine powder using a mixer. We used the flour mill to powder this so it is smooth and soft. Grinding it in the flour mill saves lot of energy and time.

If you dont find a mill near you, you can certainly use a Mixer Grinder. If you are grinding it at home, sieve the powder before making the ladoos.

Powder the sugar also in a mixer. Melt the ghee in a kadai.

In a mixing bowl, add the powdered Yellow moong dal, powdered sugar and melted ghee and mix well.

Once it is warm, start making ladoos. To make the ladoo, take a small portion of the mixture in your hands and press them. You will have this tasty ladoo.


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