Moong Dal Ladoo Recipe

Moong Dal Ladoo Recipe is a simple laddoo recipe which you can make for your everyday meals as a dessert. You can also make this high protein ladoos for special occasions and festivals.

Moong Dal Ladoo Recipe
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Moong Dal Ladoo is such a simple make ahead dessert that needs just three ingredients to make in less than 10 minutes. Moong Dal Ladoo is a nice creation to energize your day.

Moong Dal Ladoo is one dish that no matter how much the stomach might be full, you just can't stop yourself from having at least a bite as dessert. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma absolutely is just mouth-watering. The aroma which arises while cooking Moong Dal Ladoo is just too tempting. Be it kids or adults, no one can get away from this delicious dish.

Serve Moong Dal Ladoo Recipe as a dessert after your simple meal of Tawa Paratha Recipe, Sweet Potato & Oatmeal Kofta Curry (Non Fried) and Ghee Rice.

If you like this recipe, try more Ladoo Recipes like

  1. Flax Seed Ladoo Recipe
  2. Churma Ladoo Recipe (Atta/Whole Wheat Ladoo)
  3. Kaju Badam Ladoo Recipe

Note: Before roasting, you can wash and dry the dal in shade as well.

Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

20 M


10 Servings


  • 1 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
  • 1 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • Cashew nuts , as required, for garnish
  • Whole Almonds (Badam) , as required, for garnish
  • Pistachios , as required, for garnish

How to make Moong Dal Ladoo Recipe

  1. To begin making Moong Dal Ladoo Recipe, in a large kadai, dry roast the moong dal on low to medium heat for 10 minutes or until slightly golden and aromatic. Turn off and cool the lentils to room temperature. 

  2. You can use either sugar or caster sugar for this recipe. Grind the dal and sugar separately, in a blender into fine powders. (If you are using caster sugar, there is no need to dry grind.)

  3. Sift the dal and sugar powders separately and remove if any coarse bits left out while grinding and discard.

  4. In the same kadai, add ghee and allow it to melt. Later add in the ground dal, sugar, cardamom powder and mix with a wooden spatula.

  5. Let the mixture heat up for a minute or two. Allow the dal mix to soak up all the ghee. Once the mixture comes together turn off the heat.

  6. Transfer the mixture on to a plate and cool the mixture at room temperature until pliable. Now scoop enough mixture to make laddoo, onto your palm and shape it into ladoos.

  7. Repeat and shape the entire mix into ladoos. This recipe made around 18 medium sized laddoos. Garnish with chopped nuts of choice.

  8. Store in an airtight container and enjoy when you feel like!

  9. Serve Moong Dal Ladoo Recipe as a dessert after Tawa Paratha Recipe, Sweet Potato & Oatmeal Kofta Curry (Non Fried) and Ghee Rice Recipe.

Moong Dal Ladoo Recipe is part of the Recipe Contest: South Indian Cooking