Green Gram Ladoo

Green Gram (Moong) Ladoo is made out of green gram (whole), known as “paasi or pachai payarau” in Tamil and sugar etc and it is prepared for many festivals and  functions.  Green gram is rich in nutrients particularly protein and it contains all the major nutrients viz. protein, carbohydrate and fat. It is quite easy to make and it stays fresh for a fortnight at room temperature. Unlike many sweets which are deep fried in either oil or ghee, this dish does not need frying. And so making it is also simple.
Green Gram Ladoo

No of pieces: 40
Cooking Time: 1 hour


1.      Green gram whole (pasi payaru): 500 grams
2.      Whole wheat: 100 grams
3.      Raw rice: 50 grams
4.      Sugar : 500 grams
5.      Cardamom: 5 no
6.      Ghee (clarified butter): 1.25 Cup ( 250ml)
7.      Cashew: 20 no


Fry the green gram in a pan without oil over moderate flame carefully turning it till it changes color to light brown with good flavor.  This frying will take 8 to 10 minutes. Remove it and cool it in a plate.  Then fry the wheat in the same vessel till it changes its color to light brown. Remove from stove and cool it spreading it in the plate and fry the rice for 5 minutes.  Either use a blender to powder the fried gram, wheat and rice together with the cardamom well or get it powdered in the flour mill. Use the blender to powder the sugar and add it to the gram, wheat etc flour and mix well.  Heat the ghee in a pan and fry the cashew and remove the pan from the stove. Now add the flour, sugar mixture to the ghee and while it is hot itself, start making round balls of spherical shape pressing them a bit hard.