Urad Dal Ladoo

Urad dal as we know is good for health and very strengthening especially for girls during puberty and for women during pregnancy. I tried this recipe from nishamadhulika.com first time when I had visited my sister during her pregnancy. All of us loved it and I had made it many times after that, thanks to Nishamadhulika. In north India there is a habit of making these kinds of healthy ladoos when winter arrives to keep the body warm unlike we in south make sweets only during festivities or for occasions.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves: Yields 20-25 ladoos


1.     Urad dal – 2 cups
2.     Bura or tagar – 1 ½ cups
3.     Ghee – 1 cup
4.     Cahew nuts – 4 tbsp


Step 1: Roast the urad dal in simmer until done and nice aroma emanates. Let it cool down.

Step 2: Grind the urad dal in a mixer to get a slightly coarse flour.
Step 3: Melt ghee, add chopped nuts and urad flour to it. Mix tagar or bura to it and mix well.

Step 4: Roll into ladoos between your fists.

*Check for the tagar or bura recipe from Besan ladoo recipe in this blog.
*You can add cardamom powder if you do not like urad flavour.
*Add nuts of your choice along with cashew nuts.
*Adjust sweetness and ghee according to taste.
*If you live in cold weather, heat the ladoo in microwave while serving to get the ghee melted and be flavourful.
*If the bura or tagar has lumps pulse it in the mixer.

2 thoughts on “Urad Dal Ladoo”

  1. Thank you, Ramya.

    This can be relished in summer as well. The logic behind preparing this during winter is, generally our body requires to burn more calories during winter in order to keep the body warm; these ladoos supplement to the system as they are high in calories with ghee & sugar. None of the ingredients as such render any heat-effect to body, so eat in moderation anytime to keep the metabolism good. After all girls during their puberty or women during their pregnancy cannot wait for the winter to arrive…

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