Moong Dal Laddoos: A Sweet Treat Enjoyed During Festivals
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Whether it’s a small get-together or a huge family affair, one dish which is always served in Indian families is ladoos. There is a large variety of ladoos that can be made and one of them is the Moong Dal ladoo. Loaded with protein, these ladoos are solid and hard yet these ladoos melt easily in your mouth. 

These tempting golden yellow sweet balls are very easy to make. You can make and eat them in any season but many prefer to eat these ladoos during the winter season. Moong Dal Ladoo has a very similar texture, taste and colour to the Besan Ke Ladoo. But these Moong Dal Ladoo are healthier. Also, they are ideal to be served as a gift to your loved ones.

Moong Dal Ladoo is soft and has a crunch of sugar. They can also be stored for months during the winter season. This sweet dish is liked by all especially kids and is available at every sweet shop in India.

Here’s the recipe for Moong Dal Laddoos.

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Servings: 10-12


  • ½ cup split moong dal
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅛ cup ghee
  • A handful of dry fruits (cashews, raisins, and almonds)
  • 4 cardamoms


  • Take the dry fruits, crush them into pieces, and keep them aside.
  • Now, take a cooking pan, add moong dal and dry roast it for a while. 
  • Roast them all on medium flame, and keep stirring constantly. 
  • Once the lentils change their colour slightly, turn off the flame. 
  • Next, take sugar and de-seeded cardamoms in a blender and grind them finely. Put this powdered sugar and cardamom mixture into a big bowl and remove uneven bites, if any.
  • Now, take moong dal, put it in a mixer and grind it too and finally add it into the same bowl 
  • In the next step, take a pan and add a teaspoon of ghee to it followed by the crushed cashews, almonds and raisins to fry them. 
  • Once fried, transfer them to the bowl which contains the laddoo mix already.
  • Mix all the ingredients well using your fingers. 
  • Put ghee in a pan and heat it till it melts and warms up. 
  • Then, pour this ghee little by little into the laddoo mix, start blending it, and make medium-sized laddoos by pressing them firmly with your hand.

Your moong dal laddoos are ready to be served.

Points to remember:

  • Ensure that the dal is roasted nicely. Don’t forget to stir it constantly to avoid getting burnt.
  • You can use powdered sugar or jaggery as well instead of normal sugar. 
  • It is suggested to use normal sugar only if you want these ladoo crunchy. 
  • Ghee should be added to the ladoo mix in intervals and then rolled into a medium-sized ball.