Yellow Moong Dal Ladoo Recipe | Moong Dal Ladoo
An easy, 3-ingredient, melt-in-mouth ladoo made with yellow split moong dal, sugar, and ghee.
Moong dal ladoo, Yellow moong dal ladoo recipe
to 14 ladoos
INGREDIENTS ( 1 CUP = 240 ML )
yellow moong dal
granulated white sugar
green cardamom powder
Preparing the Moong Dal
Wash the moong dal well. Drain the water and dry them completely in sunlight or naturally.
In a large thick-bottomed pan or kadhai, dry roast the moong dal over lower medium heat until moong dal turns slightly golden and aromatic.
Turn off the flame and transfer the lentils to a plate and let them cool down completely.
Preparing the Moong Dal and Sugar Powder
Grind the roasted dal and granulated sugar separately into a fine powder. (If you are using caster sugar, no need to grind it)
Sift the dal. Remove and discard the coarse bits if any. Then set aside.
Making the Yellow Moong Dal Ladoo Recipe
In the same pan, add ghee and allow it to melt. Later add the ground dal, sugar, cardamom powder and stir with a spatula for 2 minutes or until the mixture combines well and comes together.
Turn off the heat. Transfer the mixture onto a plate and let it slightly cools down.
Mix with your hand if needed add little more ghee.
Now scoop enough mixture to make ladoo, onto your palm and shape it into a roundel ladoo.
Repeat the same process and make all ladoos.
If you like you can decorate the ladoos with chopped nuts or silver leaf.
Store in an airtight container and they will stay good for a few days at normal room temperature and enjoy the moong dal ladoos when you feel like!
Before making the ladoos I have washed the lentils well and dry them in sunlight. Some folks directly roast the lentils. However, I would suggest to wash them well and dry completely before roasting.
While roasting it is important to roast them well over low to medium flame for 10-15 minutes or until the dal turns slightly golden and aromatic. This is the most important step in this recipe.
Adjust the sweetness as per requirement. Alternatively, you can use the same amount of jaggery powder instead of sugar for a healthier option.
You can even add some crushed nuts in this or decorate with silver leaves if you like.
Since keeping in the refrigerator make these slightly harder. You can easily store these ladoos for a few days at normal room temperature. Just make sure to keep these in an airtight container.
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