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Pottukadalai Laddu

Sundari Pnp
20 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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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.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Kids Recipes
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Dessert
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Pottukadalai(Porikadalai/Fried Gram) - 1 cup
  2. sugar - 1/2 cup
  3. ghee - 1/4 cup
  4. Cardamom(Elachi) - 1
  5. cashews - 6-10 split


  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.

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Runa Ganguly
Runa Ganguly   Oct-01-2017

The tips are as sweet as the laddoos looks! Ty for sharing the recipe

Rita Thakkar
Rita Thakkar   Dec-13-2016

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