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Pottukadalai ladoo using jaggery

Pottukadalai ladoo using jaggery makes a healthy snack.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 ladoos
Author Sharmilee J


  • 1 cup pottukadalai / fried gram dal
  • 3/4 cup jaggery
  • 1/3 cup ghee
  • 10 whole cashews broken roughly
  • a pinch cardamom powder


  • Measure jaggery and add it in a pan, add water and dissolve it well.
  • Heat it up for 2 mins just for the jaggery to get dissolved.Strain to remove impurities.
  • Grease a plate with ghee and keep it ready.Heat jaggery syrup.
  • Heat until the syrup is thick.Consistency check : Keep a separate plate ready with little water.Take a drop of jaggery syrup and put it in water, it should stand firm and not dissolve as shown below and when you roll it should form a loose ball.This is the correct stage.
  • Now add fried gram dal to the syrup, mix well until the jaggery syrup is coated well.Switch off and spread the mixture on the ghee greased plate.
  • Break the bunches roughly.Cool down for 5 mins then transfer to mixer jar and grind it to a fine powder.Set aside.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, fry cashews until golden brown.
  • Now in a mixing bowl, add the powder along with ghee with cashews,cardamom powder.Mix well.
  • When its still warm shape them as ladoos. Store in airtight container and enjoy!


  • You can even add 1/2 cup ghee for 1 cup gram dal as per the orginal recipe.But 1/3 cup was enough to shape them.