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Moong dal laddu is a traditional Indian festive sweet. Often prepared on Holi, Diwali, Janamashtmi or any special occasion throughout the year. This protein ladoo is easy to make with just three ingredients moong dal or yellow lentil, sugar, and ghee or clarified butter. Moong dal laddus are the perfect snack for kids as well as for an adult. Being lentil it is protein packed, with ghee full of good fats and sugar fulfills your carb requirement.Moong dal laddu is a traditional Indian festive sweet. Often prepared on Holi, Diwali, Janamashtmi or any special occasion throughout the year. Moong ki dal ke laddu is easy to make dessert with just three ingredients moong dal or yellow lentil, sugar, and ghee or clarified butter.

Once at Delhi airport husband bought a pack of moong dal berfi and we really loved it. Since then I kept thinking about making moong dal berfi or laddu or halwa. As all three are our favorite sweets, even kids love them so much. As you already knew from my previous post that I did not cook for the festival so today I decided to make moong ki dal ke laddu. UPDATE- I made moong dal ki barfi finally. you can check the recipe here.

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Moong dal laddu is a traditional Indian festive sweet. Often prepared on Holi, Diwali, Janamashtmi or any special occasion throughout the year. Moong ki dal ke laddu is easy to make dessert with just three ingredients moong dal or yellow lentil, sugar, and ghee or clarified butter.

How To Make Moong Ki Dal Ke Laddu from lentil?

Well after googling for two hours I got some idea of preparing moong dal laddu.
Soaking moong dal is a must for at least an hour. I noticed if soaking for more time than lentil tends to become very sticky.

Soaking and Roasting is a must do, a process which takes a good 30-35 minutes on medium to low flame. There are two ways to roast the moong dal and prepare laddu.

  • Soak the moong dal for an hour and drain water. Let them dry on a surface for some time. Roast and grind. Mix with other ingredients and finally make ladoo. The main difference comes from soaking. Laddus prepared with the soaking process has a grainy and crunchy texture with moistness. It has a nice aroma with cardamom which fills your mouth. This really tastes great.
  • Another way is dry roast the moong dal and just grind it. Mix with other ingredients and then make laddus. With the dry roast and powder process gives a sticky and gooey texture. These ladoos are not moist rather dry while eating. My preferred way is to make with the soaking method.

Benefits Of Moong Laddu or Mugache Ladoo

Moong dal or yellow dal is protein packed. These protein ladoos are made with ghee and sugar. Ghee provides good fats and sugar fulfills carbs requirements. Moong ladoos are perfect combination of nutrients and make a great snack for kids. You can also use urad dal, green moong dal to make nutritious dal laddus.

Adding all the ghee at one time is not advisable. Add gradually and stop when you feel it is enough. Let see how to make moong dal laddu or moong ki dal ke ladoo from scratch.Moong dal laddu is a traditional Indian festive sweet. Often prepared on Holi, Diwali, Janamashtmi or any special occasion throughout the year. Moong ki dal ke laddu is easy to make dessert with just three ingredients moong dal or yellow lentil, sugar, and ghee or clarified butter.

Moong Dal Laddu Recipe | Moong Ki Dal Ke Ladoo

Ingredient                                                                                 12-16 Pieces

1+1/2 Cup moong dal (yellow lentil)
1 Cup ghee or clarified butter
1 Tsp cardamom powder
Handful mixed nuts like almond, cashew, and pista chopped finely
1 Cup sugar powdered

Method

  1. Soak moong dal for good one hour. This is very important don’t skip this step.Moong dal laddu is a traditional Indian festive sweet. Often prepared on Holi, Diwali, Janamashtmi or any special occasion throughout the year. Moong ki dal ke laddu is easy to make dessert with just three ingredients moong dal or yellow lentil, sugar, and ghee or clarified butter.
  2. After this one hour drain all the water and spread this dal on a towel to get dry before roasting.Moong dal laddu is a traditional Indian festive sweet. Often prepared on Holi, Diwali, Janamashtmi or any special occasion throughout the year. Moong ki dal ke laddu is easy to make dessert with just three ingredients moong dal or yellow lentil, sugar, and ghee or clarified butter.
  3. Now take a heavy bottomed kadhai and add 1 tsp ghee. Dry roast this dal on a medium to low flame. Keep stirring it. This step usually takes 30 minutes. Do not hurry at this point as dal tend to get burnt very fast.
  4. By this time moong dal changes to little golden color and a nice aroma start coming.
  5. Remove the kadhai from the flame and let it cool down completely.
  6. Meanwhile, powder the sugar and keep it ready.
  7. Chopped all nuts and keep it handy.
  8. Grind the roasted dal to the coarse powder and add this in a mixing bowl.
  9. To this add cardamom powder and sugar.Moong dal laddu is a traditional Indian festive sweet. Often prepared on Holi, Diwali, Janamashtmi or any special occasion throughout the year. Moong ki dal ke laddu is easy to make dessert with just three ingredients moong dal or yellow lentil, sugar, and ghee or clarified butter.
  10. Melt the ghee and then mix.
  11. Start adding ghee gradually till every grain of dal is soaked in ghee. 3/4 cup ghee was enough for making laddus. Mix nicely and start making laddus.
  12. Take a tbsp mixture in your palm and roll into ball shape. In between put a little mixture of dry fruits and gently close the opening.
  13. Follow the same process with the rest of the mixture. Serve them at room temperature. Moong dal laddus have a soft and grainy texture with a nice aroma. Moong ki dal ke ladoo or moong dal ladoos are ready to serve and enjoy.Moong dal laddu is a traditional Indian festive sweet. Often prepared on Holi, Diwali, Janamashtmi or any special occasion throughout the year. Moong ki dal ke laddu is easy to make dessert with just three ingredients moong dal or yellow lentil, sugar, and ghee or clarified butter.

Note

  1. Replace sugar with jaggery if required. I have not yet tried with jaggery but soon will try and publish the recipe.
  2. I noticed that moong dal ladoo demands sweetness so I did not try to reduce sugar quantity. Rather I felt the need to add 1/4 cup additional sugar to the mentioned quantity.
  3. It is not recommended to add all the ghee in one go. 3/4 cup ghee was enough for me to make moong laddus.

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Moong dal laddu is a traditional Indian festive sweet. Often prepared on Holi, Diwali, Janamashtmi or any special occasion throughout the year. Moong dal laddu is easy to make dessert with just three ingredients moong dal or yellow lentil, sugar, and ghee or clarified butter.
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Yellow Moong Dal Laddu Recipe | How To Make Moong Dal Laddu

Moong dal laddu is a traditional Indian festive sweet. Often prepared on Holi, Diwali, Janamashtmi or any special occasion throughout the year. This protein ladoo is easy to make with just three ingredients moong dal or yellow lentil, sugar, and ghee or clarified butter.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword diwali recipe, Festival Recipe, holi recipe, how to make moong dal ladoo, how to make moong dal laduu, how to make moong ki dal ke ladoo, how to make moong ki dal ke laduu, Laddu Recipe, Moong Dal Laddu, moong dal laddu recipe, moong dal ladoo recipe, moong ki dal ke laddu, moong laddu, moong ladoo, Yellow Lentil Balls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Soaking 1 hour
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 Laddu
Author code2cook

Ingredients

  • 1+1/2 Cup moong dal
  • 1 Cup ghee or clarified butter
  • 1 Tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 Cup sugar powdered
  • Handful mixed nuts like almond, cashew, and pista chopped finely

Instructions

  • Soak moon dal for good one hour. This is very important don’t skip this step.
  • After this one hour drain all the water and spread this dal on a towel to get air dry before roasting.
  • Now take a heavy bottomed kadhai and dry roast this dal on a medium to low flame. Keep stirring it. This step usually takes 30 minutes. Do not hurry at this point as dal can be burnt very fast. Add 1 tsp ghee.
  • By this time moong dal changes to little golden color and a nice aroma start coming.
  • Remove the kadhai from the flame and let it cool down completely.
  • Meanwhile, powder the sugar.
  • Chopped all nuts and keep it handy.
  • Grind the roasted dal to the coarse powder and add this in a mixing bowl.
  • To this add cardamom powder and sugar.
  • Melt the ghee and then mix.
  • Start adding ghee gradually till every grain of dal is soaked in ghee. 3/4 cup ghee was enough for making laddus. Mix nicely and start making laddus.
  • Take a tbsp mixture in your palm and roll into ball shape. In between put a little mixture of dry fruits and gently close the opening.
  • Follow the same process with the rest of the mixture. Serve them at room temperature. Moong dal laddus have a soft and grainy texture with a nice aroma.

Notes

  1. Replace sugar with jaggery if required. I have not yet tried with jaggery but soon will try and publish the recipe.
  2. I noticed that moong dal laddu demands sweetness so I did not try to reduce sugar quantity. Rather I felt the need to add 1/4 cup additional sugar to the mentioned quantity.
  3. It is not recommended to add all the ghee in one go. 3/4 cup ghee was enough for me to make these laddus.

38 thoughts on “Yellow Moong Dal Laddu Recipe | How To Make Moong Dal Laddu | Moong Ki Dal Ke Laddu”

  1. Ladoos look absolutely scrumptious. I am craving for these since long.
    Thank you for wonderful recipe. Saving this to make it soon for myself.

  2. Hi, this looks delicious ! Can it be made with moong Dal flour ? If so, how much sugar and ghee should I use.
    Thanks a lot

    1. Tilottama yes you can make these with moong dal flour.
      1) Sugar will remain the same. Still, you can adjust as per your taste.
      2) Ghee quantity will also be same. Add 1tblsp more if laddu is not binding. I hope this helps.

  3. Brought up with Rajasthani Nani, so moon daal ladoos are in my blood 🙂 these are just divine, this recipe shows how can some humble ingredients can yield such a marvellous product.

  4. Just lost the words, when I saw the picture. You made it with love and perfection, I love these ladoos. This would be my first choice for festivals and Naivedyam. It’s too tempting 🙂


  5. Amazing.. It’s on my to-do list since long , but don’t know never tried. Your pics and detailed recipe tempting me to try soon. Wonderful share gor this festival season


  6. Bhawana, the laddoos look perfect and I can imagine how light and fluffy they will be with the extra step of soaking the mung dal. What a treat!


  7. I have seen this moong dal laddoo on several blogs but never tried. Seeing your post, I am tempted enough to make them asap. Lovely pictures Bhawana.


  8. I have seen this moong dal laddoo on several blogs but never tried. Seeing your post, I am tempted enough to make them asap. Lovely pictures.

  9. Gorgeous pics. I love the shot where Siddhant is picking up a laddu.

    I am bookmarking this recipe. Do save one for me, else I will ask you to make these for me again. 😉

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