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Makes :

Preparation Time :
30 minutes

Cooking Time :
2 hours

Preparation Method :

  • Divide whole cashew nuts into 1 and roast in ghee
  • Soak saffron of boiling milk and crush well
  • Powder cardamom.
  • Add 300 ml of water to the sugar and boil until it dissolves. Remove the scum in a strainer. Boil it until it becomes syrup of one string consistency. Remove from the heat and add the saffron and the crushed cardamom. Set aside.
  • Add enough water to the Chana dal flour to make a thick batter of dropping consistency.
  • Heat oil and drop a ladleful of batter thorough a draining spoon. Fry until uniformly golden and crisp.
  • Add these 'boondis', to the sugar syrup. Add the fried cashew nuts, and cardamom powder mix well and cool. Roll into lemon-sized balls and store in a Tupperware container.


  • 600 grams of Chana dal flour 
  • 800 grams of Sugar 
  • 4 tablespoons Cashew nuts 
  • 4 tablespoons Cardamom 
  • Saffron a few
  • 350 ml of Water 
  • IDHAYAM Mantra Peanut Oil for frying

6 comments for “Chana Dal Laddoos”

    Posted 23 April 2013 at 22:24:13

    its awesome recipe .. n thanx alot for this....

  • moni hazra
    Posted 09 July 2013 at 08:54:41

    the recipe given is for boondi ke ladoo but the picture is of besan ladoo.. I think it needs correction.

    Posted 09 July 2013 at 11:17:37

    moni Hazra...thanks for your suggestion...will ask our photo editor to check on this.....

  • Ankita
    Posted 14 September 2013 at 08:16:08

    I think Moni hazra says correct how bundi will disolve in sugar syrup to make a fine powder for laddoo.

  • inderjeet
    Posted 14 September 2013 at 12:25:46

    both types are made from same process one is bundi and other is plain atta of chana dal rest process and ingredients are same this is a dish in 2 wyas regularly prepared in pinjabi cuisine and oil used can be substituted by Pure Ghee (cow ghee)

  • Ramya
    Posted 14 December 2016 at 17:44:23

    Also on top of ladoo it is decorated with pista..but in ingredient it is not present.

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