Kerala Maladu

Ladoo`s made with Split pea or pottu kadala
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 10 people


  • 2 cups Powdered Splitpea that has been fried in ghee smeared pan Pottu kadala
  • 2 cups Sugar powdered
  • 1/2 cup Cashew nuts sauteed in ghee and then powdered
  • 3/4 - Hot Ghee


  • Pottukadala and sugar should be sieved well after powdering.
  • :- The measurement is written for the quantity after it has been sieved.
  • Mix together the powdered ingredients with sauteed cashews.
  • Divide the mix into 3 equal parts. 4)Pour equal quantity of ghee into each portion and make small balls out of it.
  • If you feel ladoos are too loose, then add some more ghee to the mix.
  • Tips:- Make sure to divide the mix, this will help to concentrate on small quantity at a time and the mix won`t soak up the ghee.
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Response (8)
  1. K
    Kiruba June 13, 2008

    I love maladu`s . This is one snack I can never have enough. Now I make them at home. Thanks to you all.

  2. P
    Panchami June 13, 2008

    Wow amazingly simple to make. Your tips to divide the mix was very helpful.

  3. T
    Thankamma Jacob June 13, 2008

    I mixed whole Ghee at first. still could make laddos. Second time I followed instruction and it was perfect. Thanks a lot for this great recipe.

  4. P
    Priya Satish June 13, 2008

    Perfect recipe . Laddos were excellent

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