The easiest ladoo’s you will make. They come together in...Read More
The easiest ladoo’s you will make. They come together in until 10 minutes with simple pantry ingredients. This is an easy mithai recipe that is perfect to celebrate Indian festivals. They are travel friendly too.
I first made these peanut ladoo’s during lockdown for Diwali. We weren’t ordering anything for outside so we (by we I mean I) decided to make some easy sweet treats and this was the first one. The beauty about this recipe is that it is customizable but also very simple to prepare in little time.
With Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in full swing these ladoo’s are simple and easy to make. This recipe was a Ninja Bake Along recipe and so many of you made it however I realized I didn’t upload on the blog for all of you. So here it is, I hope you enjoy making and eating these as much as I did!
What ingredients do you need to make these Peanut Ladoo’s?
I have used peanuts and roasted them. You can use almonds, cashews, pistachios as well. Any seeds would also work to make this recipe.
We need desiccated coconut to make these ladoo’s, it is also known as dried coconut. This is an essential ingredient and has no substitute. It helps bind the mixture together and allows it to stay fresh for a long time.
These are ladoos, hence ghee is the best option to make them but you could use melted butter as well.
The flavor of jaggery is perfect in this ladoo. I have used grated jaggery but you can use jaggery powder as well. If you don’t have jaggery, coconut sugar would work too. You can use sugar but the flavor is better with jaggery or palm sugar.
I have used cardamom and salt to make this recipe. You can use vanilla, a drop of rose water too. Don’t add too many flavorings as it is a simple delicious Ladoo recipe.
What equipment do you need to make these Peanut Ladoo’s?
To grind the peanuts we need a food processor/grinder. We need a large platter/thali to mix the ladoo mixture together. I form the ladoos in my hands.
How to make these Peanut Ladoo’s?
In a mixer grind the nuts and jaggery together until coarse and well blended. Add the coconut and blend until the mixture has gotten finer and evenly combined. You should be able to bring the mixture into a rough ball at that stage. Add the cardamom and salt, blend again and transfer the mixture to a plate. Add the ghee and using your fingers massage the ingredients together until combined. It should feel like damp sand. Using a tablespoon, portion the mixture in your hands and form into balls.
Serving and storing these Peanut Ladoo’s?
I love decorating these ladoo’s with melted chocolate or dried rose petals. You can use a peanut or roll them in desiccate coconut as well. They store well in an air tight container for a week at room temperate or in the fridge for up to one month.
Now that we have covered how to make these Peanut Ladoo’s, you can have a look at the recipe video on my socials but let’s get to it. Don’t forget to follow along for more fun recipe inspiration. If you are looking for more Ladoo recipes check out the Besan ladoo recipe and Coconut ladoo recipe.
If you try this recipe out, don’t forget to share it with me on instagram so I can see how it turned out. I’d love nothing more than to chat with you on your cooking/baking.
- Food processor/Grinder
- 1 cup peanuts roasted
- 1/2 cup jaggery grated
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut roasted
- 2 tbsp ghee
- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
- Pinch of salt
- In a mixer grind the nuts and jaggery together until coarse and well blended.
- Add the coconut and blend until the mixture has gotten finer and evenly combined. You should be able to bring the mixture into a rough ball at that stage.
- Add the cardamom and salt, blend again and transfer the mixture to a plate. Add the ghee and using your fingers massage the ingredients together until combined. It should feel like damp sand.
- Using a tablespoon, portion the mixture in your hands and form into balls. Decorate with chocolate or dried rose petals.
- Grind the peanuts well before adding the coconut. We are looking for a fine mixture.
- If the mixture is not forming balls, add a little more ghee and mix it well before forming them into balls again.