Saturday, 25 March 2017

Maaladu | Sweet

Ugadi is the New Year's day for the telugu and kannada people of India. This holiday is mostly prevalent in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra. Gudi Padwa, which is the Marathi new year, is also celebrated on the same day.

On Ugadi Day, people wake up before the break of dawn and take a head bath after which they decorate the entrance of their houses with fresh mango leaves. Special dishes are prepared for the occasion. There are lot of sweets prepared for this festival like obbattu or puran poli, many types of laddus, payasam etc... I am posting a very easy laddu recipe made with fried gram.

This ladoo is often prepared at home since it is very easy to make and less time consuming also. This ladoo is a favourite among kids also.


Pottukadalai / fried gram - 250 grams
Sugar - 250 grams
Ghee - 150 grams
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Cashew nuts - 2 tbsp


  • Grind the pottukdalai | fried gram into a fine powder in a mixer.
  • Powder the sugar finely.
  • Sieve this powdered dal and sugar to ensure even mixing.
  • Break the cashew nuts into tiny bits. Fry them in little ghee and add it to the sugar pottukadalai powder mixture.
  • Melt the ghee and add it. Mix evenly.
  • When it is warm , make it into round balls.
  • The ladoos will be soft when warm and become little hard when cooled down - so will not break or loose shape.


  • These laddoos can be stored in airtight container for about a week.
  • These can also be refrigerated.


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  1. How prefect those balls looks, maaladu is my all time favourite.

  2. The laddus look so good... I am wondering don't we need to roast the dal...

  3. Melt in mouth ladoo looks so delicious!!

  4. Delicious looking maaladu.

  5. My favorite childhood snack. Healthy and quick to make ladoos. So perfectly made.

  6. Laddus look perfect and yummy.Good recipe

  7. My Mom in law makes such perfect maladoos. These just reminded me of hers

  8. This is surely a simple and easy one to make and enjoy during festival season right!

  9. My favorite healthy snack. Amma used to prepare this for me during my undergrad days when I used to stay in hostel. great share