Post no 400: Greengram Laddoo

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Greengram Laddoo

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 25-30 of the above size

Greengram in english is Moogu in Konkani, Hesrukalu in Kannada. Its uses are myriad. We prepare a number of  tasty dishes, both sweet and spicy. I have already put up sprouted moong usli / salad, sprouted moong in coconut gravy (moong gashi), greengram panchakajjaya, greengram soup (moong saru) on this blog in the past. Today, I would like to put up the recipe for greengram laddoos which were well received at home too. I am thrilled that it is the 400th recipe posted up here and very humbled and grateful to my loyal reviewers. Hope you enjoy these laddoos too. Here it is.

What you need to have:

1. Greengram – 2 cups

2. Chopped jaggery – 3/4 cup

3. Pure ghee – 1/4 cup

4. Grated copra (coconut)- 2 Teaspoons

5. Sesame seeds – 3-4 Teaspoons

6. Cardamom – 6-8

7. Cashews – A  handful

Ingredients of greengram laddoos

What you do with what you have:

1. Grate copra, wash sesame seeds, peel cardamom and keep aside.

2. Wash, drain water immediately and dry roast greengram in a skillet on low flame till the skin colour changes and a pleasant aroma is released.

Greengram being dry roasted

3. Dry roast copra in a spatula till a pleasant aroma is released and it turns a little brown and crispy.

Copra being dry roasted

4. Dry roast washed sesame seeds so that it puffs up and simultaneously splutters.

Sesame seeds being dry roasted

5. Liquify ghee, and powder roasted greengram with peeled cardamom, roasted copra, and roasted sesame seeds as well in the mixer to a medium fine consistency. Grate jaggery and transfer all these ingredients to a bowl so that it is easier to make a laddoo mix.

Ready to make greengram laddoo mix

6. Just mix all ingredients and make laddoos as usual.  Really yummy !

Ready to serve Greengram Laddoos

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 25-30 of the above size

Good to remember:

1. While roasting, please roast it on low flame so that it does not get burnt since we are not using any ghee or oil to it.

2. Washing of greengram and sesame seeds is a must. Also, do not forget to drain the water immediately.

3. Mixing the ingredients is a real knack and must done well to enable binding the laddoos.

4. Retaining the husk of greengram is good from the health point of view. I have tasted both the ways and found them equally tasty, which thereby makes the husk variety a better option.


14 thoughts on “Post no 400: Greengram Laddoo

    Raji said:
    June 8, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Congrats on your 400th post..its a big milestone and looking forward for more hundred’s of recipes from you.
    This laddoo is so power packed…I have eaten this before but have not made it myself. Superb!

    Hari Chandana said:
    June 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Very healthy laddu.. yum yum yumm 🙂
    Indian Cuisine

    Priya said:
    June 8, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Congrats on ur 400th post..Keep rocking gal…Laddoos looks superb,cute and irresistible,feel like having some..

    Sadhana said:
    June 10, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Congrats on your 400th post. This laddoo looks awesome.

    Shilpa Rao said:
    June 11, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Dear Pachi,

    Congrats on 400th Post.. Ladoos are mouth watering shall make it for my kids pronto!!!


    Shilpa Rao

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 20, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      Hi Shilpa,

      Laddoo kelyen???????Kashi jallo monu feed back di. Bye for now.

        Shilpa Sunil Rao said:
        June 26, 2011 at 10:49 am

        Hi Pachi,

        I made these laddoos and they turned out extremely yummy, My son and daughter both loved it!!! I also powdered some cashews and almonds to make it more healthy.

        Thanks for such a lovely healthy recipe.


    shriannalakshmiri annalakshmi said:
    June 17, 2011 at 7:18 am

    congrats…my wishes for you to achieve more.
    Laddoo look mouthwatering….and your new template is nice.

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 20, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      Hi Priya, Hari, Sriannalakshmi,Shilpa, sadana and Raji,

      Thanx a lot for ur wishes. I hope to continue blogging better.All ur wishes is an encouragement to me. Thanx once again.

    Mangala Jois said:
    June 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I tried it yesterday. It came superb. Also – I just roasted the Cashews and mixed it with the ingredients while making the laddoo. Not sure whether it should be grounded or not – anyway it was superb!!!!!!!!!!

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 20, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      Hi Mangala jois,

      Thanx a lot for ur feed back. Do try out some more recipes if needed and send me the feed back and do pass on the link to ur friends.

    prathibalrao responded:
    June 27, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Hi Shilpa,
    It is a good idea to add dry fruits to it. In a way we will be feeding nutritious snacks to kids. I will add this caption in my recipe. Thanx for your lovely invention.

    Savitha said:
    July 1, 2011 at 1:18 pm


    awesome recipe, it came out very well. added few dry fruits with it.

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 2, 2011 at 9:47 pm

      Hi Savitha,

      Yeah. It is a good option to add any dry fruits to laddoos . I did not add because i did not want to make it rich with dry fruits.

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