Maa laddoo is a delicious and healthy sweet made from roasted gram dal (Pottu kadalai) It can be made on all the occasions. It is a very  quick and easy ladoo  recipe made with few ingredients which are easily available in our kitchen. Let us see how to make this delicious  sweet.

In the mixer, add fried grams and grind to a fine powder.

Sieve the powdered fried gram and the powdered  sugar.

Mix well the powdered  fried gram,cardamom powder and the powdered  sugar.

In a pan, heat 1 tsp of ghee and fry the cashews, add it to the ladoo mixture.

Heat the rest of the ghee and add to the ladoo mixture.

Mix the ladoo powder and  ghee well , start making ladoo’s.

Maa laddoo is ready. Store it in an air-tight container.



Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Yields: 15 laddoos


  • Roasted gram dal or pottu kadalai -1 cup
  • Sugar -1 cup
  • Ghee melted- 1/4 cup
  • Cashew nuts- 15 to 20 numbers
  • Cardamom powder-1 teaspoon


  1. In the mixer, add roasted gram dal and grind to fine powder. Keep it aside
  2. Powder the sugar and keep it aside
  3. Sieve the powdered dal and sugar
  4. Mix the powders evenly along with cardamom powder
  5. In a pan, heat 1 teaspoon of ghee and fry the cashews. Add it to the laddoo mixture and mix.
  6. Heat the rest of the ghee and add
  7. Mix the laddoo powder and ghee well. Start making laddoo
  8. Maa laddoo is ready .Store it in an air-tight container .It stays good for a week without need for refrigeration


High fiber content in roasted gram helps in promoting a healthy digestive system by lowering the risk of digestive problems.Rich in dietary fiber and low in fat. The dietary fiber prevents constipation as it promotes easy bowel movement.Regulates hormonal levels in women and also stabilizes the blood sugar levels.One of the best grain that has been praised for its amazing health benefits. It is a good energy snack for both children and old age people . Good source of manganese, folate, copper and phosphorous which are essential for maintaining good heart health.Loaded with fibre, this is an effective natural aid for weight loss. These fibres keep you full for longer, thus controlling your appetite.Extremely rich source of iron. It helps in preventing anaemia.

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