Moong dal laddu is a classic festival food and must try item among Indian sweets recipes for festivals like Diwali.It can be made with very few ingredients which are easily available in Indian households i.e. moong dal, condensed milk, ghee and cardamom. I have given a twist to this recipe by replacing sugar with condensed milk. This brings out a great flavor and gives softness to the laddu as contrast to the traditional one made with the sugar. This is very healthy sweet that you can make for this diwali, especially for elders in your home. So get ready to make theses tasty laddu for this Diwali.
Prep time: 15 min | Cooking time: 20 mins |
Type :Dessert| Serves 3-4
1 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1 cup milk, warmed
1 cup water, warmed
1 cup Condensed milk
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
a few saffron (kesar) strands
6 tbsp ghee
For the garnish
2 tbsp sliced almonds (badam) and pistachios
Soak the moong dal(split yellow gram) in water for 3 to 4 hours.
Melt the ghee in a broad non-stick wok. Add the moong dal paste and stir the mixture continuously on a low flame till it becomes golden brown.Be sure it doesnt get stick to the pan keep it stirring at regular intervals.
The mixture should have grainy texture till now as shown in picture above.
Now add warm milk and water and cook, stirring continuously till all the moisture has been absorbed.
Add the condensed milk and cook on a slow flame till the ghee separates. Add the saffron and cardamom powder and mix well.
Make small golf sized balls with the mixture.If it’s hot, let it wait until you are able to handle the heat and start making laddus.Store in an airtight container. The laddus will stay fresh for 3-4 days.
Garnish with slices of almonds and pistachios.
- If the moong dal paste has excess water after grinding, drain it out through a strainer.
- For a richer flavor and melt in the mouth texture, add 1/4 cup of full fat milk powder.
- For a healthier version instead of condensed milk, jaggery can be used.
Make it as I made, you will be very proud of yourself.
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