1/2 cup dry fruits (raisins, cashew nuts)
1 tsp cardamom powder
ghee, as required
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups split black gram (urad dal)
1 tsp rice
There is always a perpetual challenge to all the working people to choose food, especially snacks that are healthy and takes lesser time to prepare. Many people dread to prepare snacks as most Indian dishes require time. Uraddal laddu however is a delicious sweet dish that is easy to prepare and doesn’t require much time as well.
This sweet snack needs only a few ingredients and is generally prepared during South Indian harvest festival, Sankranti or Pongal. Urad dal laddu is popular in Andhra too. It is mostly recommended for nursing mothers as a special snack because it is high in protein. They have a nutty aroma of the roasted urad dal/ split black gram. Split black gram are commonly available in the market. Like most sweet dishes urad dal ladoos also uses ghee and jaggery as a substitute for sugar. These ladoos too can be refrigerated and stored for a few weeks.
- Black gram can improve your digestion, combat both, constipation and diarrhea. It boosts your energy by helping provide more oxygenated blood to your organs. It increases your bone mineral density. It is very good for patients with diabetes as it regulates the glucose levels in the blood.
- Ghee can aid to boost your intake of vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin K, all essential nutrients that play a role in maintaining healthy vision and also help your skin radiate. It is free of lactose and casein protein.
How to make UradDal Ladoo Recipe