• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 100 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

In this ‘Easy Diwali Sweets’ recipe series, Laddu is a traditional Indian sweet made of flour, sugar with other ingredients that vary from recipe to recipe.

This recipe is courtesy of Venusitas and was first published in Flavours magazine.

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Recipe Ingredient

  • 830g dhal flour
  • 500ml water
  • 830g sugar
  • 830ml oil


  1. Mix the flour with 400ml water, then sieve the mixture through a boondi sieve (perforated metal ladle used to make savoury Indian treats) to remove lumps.
  2. In a pot, boil the sugar with the remaining 100ml water till the sugar dissolves to form a thick syrup, then add to 830g dhal flour mixture and mix well.
  3. In a separate pan, heat up the oil, then pour into mixture and combine well. Using your hands, shape the mixture into lime-sized balls.

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6 thoughts on “Laddu”

  1. anon - October 19, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    the instructions don’t seem to be correct at all. please re look into it.

  2. Farida Banu - September 7, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Nice recipe and yummy laddu.

  3. Becka - October 16, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    can the oil be substitute with something else? butter or ghee perhaps.. if the oil can be substitute, what are the measurement?

    • Kuali Cares - October 20, 2020 at 11:54 am

      Hi Becka, yes you may substitute the oil with similar grammage for ghee or butter. Happy cooking!

  4. Malini - March 10, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    U didn’t mention how much dhal flour only 400 ml water

    • Kuali Cares - March 11, 2021 at 8:39 am

      Hi Malini, the dhal flour is listed in the ingredients as 830g. The water used in Step 1 is only 400ml as the remaining 100ml is used in Step 2 to dilute the sugar. Thanks for the spot, we have made the recipe instructions clearer by mentioning dhal flour in the steps. Happy cooking!


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