Maladu

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Roast the roasted gram dal for about 3 and 1/2 minutes, till a nice aroma comes and the colour starts to change. Let it cool completely. Powder the roast gram dal very finely…

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Powder the cardamom seeds along with the sugar very finely…

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Sieve the powdered gram dal and sugar to a big and wide bowl. Add the ghee gradually into the mixture and mix well…

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Shape the laddus when the mixture is warm itself. Roll it in your palms tightly. If its crumbling while rolling add a little more melted ghee…

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Maladu

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Course: Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 5 -6
Author: Maria Jose Martin

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Roast gram dal (pottu kadala)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2-3 Green cardamom
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Melted ghee

Instructions

  • Roast the roasted gram dal (yes, it has to be roasted again,though the name says roast gram dal) for about 3 and 1/2 minutes, till a nice aroma comes and the colour starts to change. Let it cool completely.
  • Powder the roast gram dal very finely. Powder the cardamom seeds along with the sugar very finely.
  • Sieve the powdered gram dal and sugar to a deep and wide bowl. Add the ghee gradually into the mixture and mix well.
  • Shape the laddus when the mixture is warm itself. Roll it in your palms tightly. If its crumbling while rolling add a little more melted ghee.
  • It should be tightly rolled,otherwise it will break.
  • Store it in an airtight container

Notes

I got around 14 small size laddus from the above qty. Add 1/4 cup ghee first and and if the laddus are crumbling add more ghee. You can also fry some cashews in ghee and add to the powdered sugar and gram.
You can store it in an airtight container @ room temp for a week or so.
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24 thoughts on “Maladu”

  1. where is the recipe? I keep seeing a click here for recipe and click here for more recipe links but i am unable to find the recipe for maladu

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    • Hi,

      Sorry for the confusion. There was a mistake on the backend, I’ve corrected it now. Thanks for letting me know about it. Please click on the link given to see the recipe.

      Cheers
      Maria

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  2. I’ve never eaten Maladu before, so didnt know what to expect. Made them the other day…absolutely delicious…and so easy to make. you’ve written it serves 5-6 people…2 or 3 is more like it, if its people like me…I had no peace till the plate was empty and then sat down for a guilt trip and new resolutions ;-)

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    • Hi Julie,

      So happy to see your comment :) Maladu, is one of my fav sweets and I can very much relate to your situation. If it’s something that I like, then I also dont have peace of mind until it’s over ;) Thanks a lot for trying out this recipe and also for sharing your feedback with me.

      Wish you a very happy New Year!

      Cheers
      Maria

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  3. hi maria!! Thank you for your recipes.I am having fun with it these days.your way of presentation is too good. keep posting!!!!
    God Bless
    love,
    Diana

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  4. HI Maria,

    This became a life saver recipe for me yest, since my son asked for Laddoo, inspired by Chota Bheem and i didnt had any clue on laddoos… and thought of trying this… my son ate 4 laddoo at once. so the result was passed with first class :D
    only change i felt from the recipe was the amount of ghee. i almost end up using 3/4 th cup of ghee for 1 cup dal. but the result is ultimately yummyyyyyyyy…………….

    thanks a lot
    Deepthi

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    • Hi Deepthi,

      I was so happy to read your comment :) So chota bheem inspired you to make laddus, eh? Even my nephews are big fans of chota bheem.

      I’m not sure why you had to use more ghee, I think the dal might have absorbed it…

      Cheers
      Maria

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  5. thank u maria.. it was fun reading that post.. i thought i was teh only one who had malayalam film actors coming in my dreams… somtimes its like am watching a movie in sleep… i m glad there is someone else like that …these ladoos are very yummy , arent they addictive too… ??thank u for that backlink and also am very happy that my pics got u drooling…:)

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  6. Dear Maria
    Your recipes are awesome.
    Please could you let me know if roast gram dal is the same as chana dal.
    Looking forward to try more of your diwali recipes.
    Thanks
    J

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  7. Hi Maria,
    ur scrambled egg curry was a hit with my family. Tks 4 ur wonderful recipes. Regarding maladu, do I have 2 add ghee when its still very hot or can I wait 4 sometime after melting the ghee? Pl do explain the contents of ur garam masala 4 the beef fry too.

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    • Thank you Saira :) You can add ghee when it’s cooled a bit, so that you can handle it easily with your hands.

      Saira, I dont have any specific measurements for homemade garam masala. I’ll try to post the recipe when I make the next batch :)

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