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Diwali Special Moong Dal Ladoos

This recipe of Moong Dal Ladoos, made up of roasted moong dal, fresh ghee and yummy jaggery with sprinkling of dry fruits, is my grandmom's recipe and takes me back to my childhood days of celebrating Diwali!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 cup moong dal yellow
  • 1/2 cup jaggery grated
  • 3 tbsps ghee
  • 1/4 cup Cashew nuts roasted and broken
  • 1/4 cup raisins


  • Wash dal in running water using a colander. Dry it on a cotton cloth or kitchen towel immediately till completely dry. I like to let it dry overnight as it is easier to roast when dry.
  • In a heavy bottom pan heat 2 tbsp of ghee and roast the dry at medium heat till it's browned and crunchy. Keep aside to cool.
  • After it is slightly cool, add the grated jaggery to it and mix well. Grind it to a fine powder when completely cool.
  • In a small pan, take the rest of the 1 tbsp ghee and roast the cashews and raisins. Add to the above mixture and shape them as ladoos.
  • Store at room temperature in air tight containers.


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