Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Maa Ladoo Recipe - Pottukadalai Urundai | Easy Diwali Sweets Recipes

Maa Ladoo Recipe
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.
The recipe and method is more like rava laddu and I loved it so much. Hubby who is not fond of sweets too liked it very much as he asked for 2nd ladoo which is very rare in his case when it comes to sweets so I am hereby declaring it a great hit at home and I will be making it more often.
Maa Ladoo
That is mittu posing for my click...this was basically her idea as she was and I loved it so much.!!  :) Her vacation has started and she is keeping me at her toes....ufff too tired running behind her and keeping her engaged but still enjoying every bit of the time with her!
Maa Laddu Recipe

Maa Ladoo Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes : 8 ladoos
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Roasted Gram(Pottukadalai) - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Melted Ghee - 1/4 cup
Elachi powder - 1/4 tsp
Cashews broken - 1.5 tbsp


  1. Dry roast potukadalai(roasted gram) for 3mins till nice aroma rises, dont let it change its color.In a dry mixer grind it to a fine powder.
    How to make maa laddu - Step1
  2. Next grind sugar to a fine powder.Sieve flour with sugar for even mixing.
    How to make maa laddu - Step2
  3. In a pan add a tsp of ghee and fry the cashews till golden brown,Set aside. In a mixing bowl add flour+sugar,cashews,elachi powder and keep it ready....Now heat ghee for a minute and pour it into the mixing bowl.
    How to make maa laddu - Step3
  4. Mix well with a laddle so that ghee is evenly mixed.When its warm(hand bearable)  start shaping them into laddus.Repeat this for the rest of the flour too.
    How to make maa laddu - Step4
Store in an airtight container and enjoy your homemade maa ladoos!
Pottukadalai Urundai

My Notes:

  • This keeps well for atleast 2 weeks.
  • Dry roasting roasted gram is optional but gives a nice flavour to the ladoos.
  • Hot ghee is added so that shaping the ladoo is easy. Mix well with a laddle and touch it with your hands only when its warm.If you are making in bulk say more than 2 cups then you can add ghee little by little and form ladoos in portions. It is always easy to shape the ladoos when its warm, else it will tend to break so make the ladoos quickly.
  • When sugar is powdered it gives more quantity so if you are measuring powdered sugar then use 3/4 cup of powdered sugar.Though the orginal recipe called for 1(roasted gram):1(sugar) ratio I felt it too sweet so modified the measurements.
  • You can even add raisins along with cashews if you like.
Pottukadalai Urundai

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. looks yum and tempting.. I have this in draft. too:-) my kids love it

  2. Yum laddoos .. Do they taste like Besan ones??? Pls tell me

    1. No no it tastes totally different from besan ladoos...

  3. Yummy laddus. A must try.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. looks awesome.... seems simple... will be trying...

  5. Omg, those cute hand is just adorable maa laddoos looks absolutely incredible.

  6. hi this is JAYSHREE here.Tried your recipe it came out very well.your blog was suggested to me by my friend ASHA UDUPA .THANKS TO BOTH THE LADIES "KITCHEN QUEENS"

  7. hi....I tried first time.....it came very well.....thanks for posting this .........

  8. Hi...I tried this very first time,ladoo came very well....thanks for posting this during Diwali....

  9. hai sharmi ... i tried this for diwali... along with cashews i added few badam and pistas too... flavoured very well... my hubby usually likes savuories... but for first time he liked this sweet and had more ladoos ... thanks to u dear

  10. Can we alternate ghee with any others.???

  11. Hi Sharmi!!I tried out this ladoo,tasted awesome!!Thanks a tonne n keep posting more recipes:-)

  12. Hi Sharmi,
    I tried out this ladoo today n it tasted awesome!!Thank you very much for posting such delicacies and keep sharing more recipes..


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