Diwali is round the corner and all are gearing up for the festival of lights by preparing festive treats for family and friends. So today i am sharing with you all a very quick and easy laddoo recipe that is protein rich and very delicious. Moong dal laddoo is a classic festival food and yet another favorite dish from my childhood days. Moong dal is very nutritious, especially for kids. 1/2 cup of moong dal is equivalent to one egg. So we can give these laddoos to our kids without any hesitation. This is a favorite sweet of my family..Wish u all will enjoy the festival of lights..wishing u all a very Happy Diwali ahead...enjoy....:-)
- Moong dal - 1 cup
- Sugar - 3/4 cup
- Warm Ghee - 4-5 tbsp
- Seeds of 2-3 cardamoms
- Ground Cashews - 2 tbsp(optional)
- Heat a pan and dry roast moong dal in a low flame for 5-6 minutes or till they turn into golden colour.
- When cooled grind them in a mixer in to a coarse powder.
- Not too coarse, should resemble a fine powder but when you touch it, you must still feel the grain.
- Grind the sugar and cardamom seeds in to a fine powder.
- Sieve both the powders together in to a large mixing bowl. Add ground cashews.
- Now add ghee little by little to the mixture until they reached the laddoo consistency.(i.e; to be able to shape in to balls)
- Apply little ghee to your hands, with the help of them roll the mixture in to small lemon sized balls or laddoos.
- After 1/2-1 hour, store in an air tight container.
- Serve as desert or a snack.
- The dal and sugar powder mix can be made ahead and preserved. Make laddoos whenever you want by adding warm ghee to it.
- Increase or decrease the amount of sugar according to your choice.
- You can add any dry fruit of your choice in place of cashews to the laddoo mixture, while making the laddoos.