Moong Dal Ladoo / Payathamavu Urundai

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Diwali, this year comes a little early and the preparations are happening in a full swing at every household. I normally limit myself in making one or two savory item for every diwali and no sweets.
Since my mother is here with me for this diwali, we have decided to add few sweets to this year diwali menu. Since most of the sweets are made with loads of sugar and ghee, i have planned on making something light and healthy.

This ladoo is one such sweet, made with moongdal. A very tasty and healthy sweet with very less ingredients and also less time consuming. Make these delicious ladoos for your family this diwali and enjoy.

Moong Dal Ladoo


1/2 cup moongdal
6 tbs coarse brown sugar
1 tsp cardamom powder
2 tbs ghee, melted
1/4 cup nuts, chopped (i used a combination of cashews, pistachios and raisins)


Roast the nuts in little ghee until golden and set aside.

Dry roast the moongdal until lightly golden, remove from heat and set aside.

In a blender, blend together the moongdal, cardamom powder and sugar into a fine powder.

Sieve the dal mixture, add the melted ghee and roasted nuts to it.

Mix well and make into small balls.


- If you are not able to hold the mixture into balls add little more ghee and make into balls.

- i used muscovado sugar which has high molasses content and strong flavor, if using white sugar   adjust the sweetness accordingly.

- Use any kind of nuts you like and make sure to chop it finely so when you make balls it will be much easier and the balls doesn't break.

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