Yellow Moong Dal Ladoo Recipe is a traditional Indian recipe often made for festive occasions. An easy, fuss-free, melt-in-mouth sweet that can be made with only three ingredients. Such as yellow split moong lentils, sugar, and ghee.
Ladoos or mithais are very common in India. No festival or occasion is complete without them. In fact, every Indian region has its own variety. And one thing which makes these so popular is their long shelf life. The making process of these roundels is in such a way that can be stored for a long time without being spoilt. In the old days, people even carried these for long-distance journeys.
I made this recipe a few days back for the first time. But could not take the snaps. Hence this is my second attempt. And this time I made 14 ladoos and they are finished just in no time. The taste is very similar to besan ladoo. If you love besan ladoo. Then you will surely love this.
How to make Moong Dal Ladoo
Yellow moong lentils, sugar, and ghee are the three basic ingredients required for this recipe. Other than that I have added green cardamom for flavor. It is such a fuss-free recipe, you just need to roast the dal, grind the dal and sugar to a smooth powder. Finally, add melted ghee, just mix everything together and make ladoos. That’s it. Here are a few tips and variations.
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 of 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.
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.
You can even add some crushed nuts in this or decorate with silver leaves if you like.
These ladoos are perfect for the coming festivals like Rakshya Bandhan, Ganesh Chaturthi, and Diwali. Serve these as an offering to deities or made these just for your family and friends and enjoy when it feels like.
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Yellow Moong Dal Ladoo Recipe | Moong Dal Ladoo
INGREDIENTS ( 1 CUP = 250 ML )
- 200 grams yellow moong dal
- ⅓ cup granulated white sugar
- ⅓ tsp green cardamom powder
- ¼ cup ghee
Preparing the Moong Dal
- Wash the moong dal well. Dry them completely in sunlight or naturally.
- In a large thick-bottomed pan or kadhai, dry roast the moong dal over low to 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 or until pliable.
- 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!
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