I always heard of Sunnundalu/Minapa Laddu/Urad Laddu being praised for its nutritive value. But never heard of Pesara Laddu before. So when I visited my Aunt in Hyderabad, India, and was offered pesara laddu, I couldn't resist asking her the recipe. She then passed on the recipe to me and was telling me about the very 'neglected' laddu which almost matches its cousin Minapa Laddu in nutrition. I sure couldn't stop myself from gulping down one too many! Needless to say that the kids would love them too. This is a perfect time to get introduced to Pesara Laddu as the festival season is fast approaching and we all are looking around to gather as many novel recipes as possible.

Ingredients - 

Whole Moong Dal (Green) 1 cup
Jaggery Grated 1 - 1.5 cups 
Almond and Cashew Powder 1/2 cup
Clarified Butter/Ghee upto 1/2 cup 

Method Of Preparation - 

Roast whole moong dal in a little ghee and allow it to cool.

Grind the roasted moong dal with almonds, cashew and the grated jaggery.

In a mixing bowl, gradually add ghee to the above powder and mix well.

Gather a little powder in hand make laddus and see them vanish!

Pesara Laddu makes its way to the following events - 

'Only Festive Event' hosted by Khaugiri, started by Pari,
'Celebrate Sweets - Ladoo' hosted by Nithu Bala, started by Nivedita

Makes Approx 10-12 laddus

Preparation Time 15-20 min

Posted by Harini on Sunday, October 3, 2010


  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. very tasty looking ladoos harini...
    never heard ladoos made with green moong dal!

  3. Khaugiri Says:
  4. Lovely Ladddu Harini.....Thanks for participating in my event:)

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Beautiful looking moongdal, slight green colour makes the laddoos more cute..

  7. Umm Mymoonah Says:
  8. Wow! Very healthy, a guilt free sweet. Thank you so much for linking this with Any One Can Cook Series 2.

  9. Never heard of this ladoo. Sounds so healthy...
    Thanks for visiting my space and leaving encouraging comments. I appreciate it...Do visit me if time permits

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. aipi Says:
  11. Totally new..never heard of this laddoo before..they look cute n perfect!

    US Masala

  12. Unknown Says:
  13. Hi.

    New recipe for me but looks yummy...Cant resist ladoos!!



  14. Wow very healthy laddoos...

  15. Suma Gandlur Says:
  16. Thanks for the lovely, nutritious laddus.
    I substitute sometimes powdered sugar to jaggery in this recipe.

  17. abcdzoom Says:
  18. Sunnundalu are a super cool form of sweets. I enjoyed your blog.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Search Tamalapaku

Follow me

Follow Me on Pinterest

Tamalapaku on Facebook

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

On Our Menu



Member Of

All recipes are on Petitchef
Top Food Blogs
Blog Directory