Maa Ladoo (Maa Laddu) also called as Pottukadalai urundai is a famous South Indian sweet which can made in a jiffy with just 5 ingredients. I am making this for the first time and let me tell you maa laddu is a very easy sweet recipe to make and as Roasted Gram is very healthy especially for kids you can try this quick easy laddo for Diwali or for any occasions too.

Roasted grams or split gram are packed with nutrition and this ladoo is simply delicious. The maa ladoo are one of my favorite ladoo as they simply melt in you mouth. Roasting gram till it leaves a nice aroma is very important. So, do not skip this  step. Make sure you start making this ladoo when its still warm. The specific heat of ghee is very high. So be careful while making balls. You can use gloves to make balls too. Read the complete steps before you start making these maladdu and enjoy:)….

Prep Time : 10 mins        Cooking Time : 15 mins

Serves : 22-25 ladoo

Ingredients:

Roasted Gram/Pottukadalai : 2 cups

Sugar : 1 cup

Cardamom : 3

Ghee : 1/2 cup (Warm)

Cashews : 10 chopped

Method:

  1. Dry roast potukadalai(roasted gram) for 3mins or till nice aroma rises, dont let it change its color. Allow it to cool down. In a dry mixer grind it to a fine powder.
  2.  Then powder sugar and cardamom. Sieve both powders in the same bowl.
  3. In a pan add a tsp of ghee and fry the cashews till golden brown, mix it with a flour. Now heat ghee for a minute and pour it little by little into the mixing bowl.
  4. Mix well with a flour little by little. Take some flour when it is warm. Press it tightly and make it to a ball shape. When its warm(hand bearable)  start shaping them into laddus. Repeat this for the rest of the flour too.
  5. Let it dry, then store it in airtight container.

Pictorials:

 

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Dry roast pottukadalai for 3 mins on medium heat or till nice aroma leaves

 

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Allow it to cool down and make fine powder in a mixer grinder

 

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make fine powder of sugar and cardamom

 

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Sieve sugar and roasted gram flour in a bowl. So that all will mix well

 

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Then add in ghee roasted cashew pieces in flour, mix well
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heat ghee, add little by little warm

 

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Mix ghee with flour little by little, start making laddu by pressing it tightly first

 

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then try to shape as balls when it is warm.

 

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Allow it to dry. Enjoy ur homemade Maa ladoo……..

Notes: 

  1. You can add chopped almonds and raisins too.
  2. I love less sugar. If you want, can add 1 1/2 cups of sugar also.
  3. If you don’t like to add ghee to much, can add warm milk also. But u can store it for less days only.
  4. This keeps well for atleast 2 weeks.
  5. Dry roasting roasted gram is optional but gives a nice flavour to the ladoos.
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