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Monday, October 7, 2013

I am making nei urundai (payathamavu laddu) for the first time. But have tasted once or twice may be through neighbours when they pass their Diwali sweets. I like the flavour a lot. Very pleasant flavour and I think its very good for the kids too. I wanted to try this urundai for posting here for this Deepavali. Yes, its only less than a month for Diwali. How fast the time runs Day dreaming! This is so simple and easy to make with the ingredients that are in your pantry. I made it last week and Vj love it a lot and now its finished too.Happy That’s what I wanted!

Nei urundai recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Sweets
Prep Time: 20 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Makes: 14 laddus


Pasi paruppu/ yellow moong dal - 1/2 cup

Sugar - 1/2 cup

Ghee - 1/4 cup minus 2 tsp

Elachi / cardamom - 2

Cashew nuts - 6


  1. Dry roast moong dal in medium flame well until it turns golden brown in colour. It takes time, but ensure you fry well, otherwise the taste and flavour will not be nice. Roast with laddle continuously to ensure even roasting.1-nei-urundai
  2. Cool down and powder it finely into a powder. In between grinding, wipe the sides to make sure no dal is stuck to the walls of the mixer. If mixer gets hot while grinding, rest it for a while and continue to avoid damage to the machine.2-nei-urundai
  3. Powder sugar too in the same way into a fine powder along with elachi. Melt the ghee and fry the cashews broken into tiny bits. In a mixing bowl, take the powdered items and pour the melted ghee, add cashews to it. Mix well with a spatula.3-nei-urundai
  4. If its hot, let it wait until you are able to handle the heat and start making laddus.4-pasi-paruppu-urundai
  1. I added 1/4 cup ghee and it was a bit excess and since the ladoos became shiny. So I have mentioned 1/4 cup minus 2 tsp in the ingredients.
  2. You can sieve the powdered dal if you think its not ground properly.

Tastes great with the wonderful roasted moong dal smell. Enjoy the laddu !

Pasi paruppu laddu

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  1. my favorite, I make this often as my daughter loves it...
    looks delicious raji :)

  2. my sister grind moong dal and sugar together ! it is so flavorable in my to do list for this diwali ! looking gorgeous as usual !

  3. Looks delicious and very tempting.

  4. Nice one..will try this Diwali

  5. awesome clicks..new dish for me..
    looking like friedgram laddu

  6. Very healthy ladoo....thanks for sharing

  7. one of my most fav ladoos......perfect for the festival

  8. One of my favs anytime...Looks very tempting!

  9. super like, bookmarking, will make soon
    loved the laddoos and ghee

  10. I also ate this thanks to neighbors ;) and love too ...looks tempting

  11. nice one my kids favourite..

  12. I love love love this ladoo Raji. Its full of protein and its such a breeze to make even with all the roasting. Yumm!!

  13. I love this a lot and is a breeze to make... so good

  14. ladoo looks gorgeous...healthy ladoo

  15. wow.. easy.. adding to my to-do list :)

  16. Super like, cant resist to those prefectly rolled balls..

  17. Very delicious, your clicks make it more tempting..

  18. I bought dal to make it too but never got around to it. I don't have enough nei :D

  19. nice it looks so soft and cute raks.

  20. nice it looks so soft and cute raks.

  21. Tried today raji my daughter just loved it

  22. Hello Madam,

    Iam never try before prepare any sweets. But this one is very simple and easy. iam started from this sweet

  23. Super tempting sweet, i love this simple nei urundai. Lovely presentation

  24. Very yummy ladoo. Very healthy too

  25. Trying out today only... Cnt wait.luks so yummy.
    Request u to share besan k laddoos reciepe.plzzz

  26. Thanks for the amazingly easy and delicious recipe. We made it and loved it!

  27. Thanks a ton for this recipe. I didn't know that it is this simple.
    I made it today for diwali and it turned out a big hit.
    My husband loved it.

  28. All time fav...love the texture very much, looks great!

  29. Hello Raks..
    Can ghee be substituted with normal Amul butter?

  30. Butter smell may be dominating. Why not try making ghee from amul butter? Here's the link in which I too have used amul butter only : http://www.rakskitchen.net/2008/09/home-made-ghee-from-butter.html

    1. Thanx a lot Raks for your prompt reply.. I really appreciate that.. I will make this today and let you know. :)

  31. Ur blog has become my cooking guide these days.. Almost all recipes... Thank u..

    Coming to this dish... A big big thank you... Extremely delicious...


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