Atukula Ladoo Recipe - Sweetened Poha Energy Balls

Atukula Ladoo Recipe, sweetened poha energy balls are Festival ladoos which is made with Poha. Serve it during festivals or after your everyday meals as a dessert.

Anupama Dalmia
Atukula Ladoo Recipe - Sweetened Poha Energy Balls
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Atukula Laddu are the Sweetened Poha Energy Balls which is a healthy option for the Mithai lovers, made using poha (Flattened rice), ghee and jaggery. Atukula Laddu is an easy-to-make laddoo and is sure to delight your taste buds.

Kids will love it too. It is made in South India during the festival of Janmashtmi.

Serve Atukula Ladoo along with your festive meal of Tomato Onion Sambar, Jeera Milagu Rasam, Raw Banana Thoran, Cabbage Pachadi, Steamed Rice and Elai Vadam.

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Cuisine: Indian
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

35 M


2 Servings


  • 1 cup Poha (Flattened rice)
  • 1/2 cup Jaggery , broken
  • 1 tablespoon Dessicated Coconut , roasted
  • 3 tablespoons Cashew nuts , roasted and powdered
  • Ghee , melted, as needed

How to make Atukula Ladoo Recipe - Sweetened Poha Energy Balls

  1. To prepare Atukula Ladoo, in a kadai or heavy bottomed pan, roast flattened rice in one table spoon of ghee (optionally) till poha becomes crisp. It changes color and starts releasing aroma.

  2. Switch off heat and let it cool. Then, in a grinder, grind roasted flattened rice into powdered form.

  3. Add jaggery, coconut powder, cashew nut powder and grind again to make a smooth and consistent mix.

  4. Transfer the above mix into a bowl. Add remaining ghee, cardamom powder and mix everything well.

  5. Now, make ladoos of required size gently using your palms to give it a firm shape. Usually, the laddus should bind well together with these proportions. But, if it is not happening, you can sprinkle few drops of milk which will help in binding.

  6. Keep the laddus on a serving tray/plate and decorate with silver foil (optionally). 

  7. Serve Atukula Ladoo along with your festive meal of Tomato Onion SambarJeera Milagu RasamRaw Banana ThoranCabbage PachadiSteamed Rice and Elai Vadam.