Pottu Kadalai Urundai / Roasted Gram Laddu

If there is a very quick and a no hassle sweet that has impressed me then I must say it is this one.
Absolutely does not involve standing in front of the stove and trying to stir the ingredients as in case of normal sweet making process.

The ingredients are normally found in the pantry of every Indian household,so this sweet can be prepared even if you have unannounced guests over for a dinner or lunch.
Perfect for pot luck parties,prasadam or neivedhiyam to the God on some special Pooja . I have seen people make this during Krishna Janmashtami and Diwali.
This item is also known by the name "Maa laadoo"  in Tamil. Laddu being pronounced as "Laadoo"

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : Nil
Makes about 15 laddoos


1/2 cup chutney dhall/pottu kadalai
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup melted ghee
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
finely chopped cashew nuts


  • In a blender make a fine powder /flour of the chutney dhall.
  • In a mixing bowl,sieve together the cardamom powder,gram flour and sugar .
  • In a tsp of ghee roast the finely chopped cashew nuts until golden brown and add it to the bowl.
  • Slowly pour the melted ghee and mix well until you get a crumbly mixture.
  • If you feel the mixture is too dry you can add a tsp of ghee or if the mixture feels too soggy,add in a little gram flour.
  • Make small balls/laddus from the mixture and store it in an air  tight container.
  • The shelf life is about a week in room temperature. Can be stored in fridge as well.
Notes :
  • If you do not have cardamom powder ready at hand,break open the pods of  4-5 cardamoms and grind it along with the chutney dhall.
  • To make powdered sugar at home just blend the crystal sugar in a blender into a fine powder.