Pottukadalai Laddu | How to make Pottukadalai Laddu

By Sundari Pnp  |  22nd May 2016  |  
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  • Pottukadalai Laddu, How to make Pottukadalai Laddu
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  • Prep Time

    20

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  • Cook Time

    5

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  • Serves

    4

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About Pottukadalai Laddu Recipe

Pottukadalai laddu is a very famous sweet dish in Tamil Nadu. It is favourite for each and every kid. It is a traditional recipe and I learned this recipe from my grandma.

Pottukadalai Laddu

Ingredients to make Pottukadalai Laddu

  • Pottukadalai(Porikadalai/Fried Gram) - 1 cup
  • sugar - 1/2 cup
  • ghee - 1/4 cup
  • cardamom(Elachi) - 1
  • cashews - 6-10 split

How to make Pottukadalai Laddu

  1. Dry roast pottukadalai(Fried gram or porikadalai) in a pan till nice aroma comes. It will not take more time. Switch off immediately once you get the aroma. Take care not to burn them. Keep it aside and let it cool.
  2. Grind pottukadalai(fried gram), cardamom(elachi) and sugar in a mixie and make a fine powder. Sieve the mixture if the mixture is not ground properly to a fine powder.
  3. If you have the fine powder, you do not need to sieve it. Keep the mixture in a wide bowl or a plate and keep it ready.
  4. Heat a pan and add a tsp of ghee. Fry broken cashews till they turn to golden brown color and add it to the prepared mixture.
  5. Add remaining ghee in the pan and heat it. Once the ghee is completely melted and hot, add it to the bowl immediately. Mix well with a laddle.
  6. Once it is warm, start making laddus. Take your time to make firm laddus. Otherwise they will break easily.
  7. Maa Laddu/Pottukadalai Laddu is ready. Store the laddu in an air tight container.

My Tip:

1. You can use dalda/vansapathi and ghee in the ratio of 1:3. The more you add ghee, the taste will be more. 2. You can use moong dal powder instead of fried gram and follow the same way. It is famous in North India. Both of them are healthy options for kids. 3. Grind the dal in rice mill if you are making a large batch to make it easier. 4. Take your own time to make the balls. If you do not make the laddu properly, they will break easily. 5. Use only melted hot ghee for preparing laddus. Otherwise maa laddu will break easily. 6. If you feel that ghee is not enough, heat more ghee again and use it. Or you can heat 1/3 cup ghee and add little by little so that you do not need to worry about quantity. 7. In case ghee is so much and you cannot make laddu, grind required fried gram(pottukadalai) to fine powder and add it.

Reviews for Pottukadalai Laddu (5)

Runa Ganguly8 months ago

The tips are as sweet as the laddoos looks! Ty for sharing the recipe
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Rita Thakkara year ago

Like this
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Sulabha Chandorkara year ago

Easy & nutritious !
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shivangi sharmaa year ago

Love this...
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Shereen Fatima2 years ago

Nice recipe
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