Jowar Laddu has been in my to-do list ever since last summer. When I had been to India on a vacation last summer, I heard this from a distant relative and was intrigued. I could not get the exact recipe from her. So this is an extension of the idea I got from her. I was worried if the flour would smell or get sticky etc. But my fears were baseless! These laddus disappeared in a matter of minutes. My neighbors were amazed by the taste and gobbled them up. Most importantly, the kids loved these and polished them off which is rare ! 
So this week of blogging marathon ends with these Laddus and watch out for some regional specials the next week.

Jowar Laddu

Ingredients -

Jowar Flour / Jonna pindi  a little less than 3/4 cup
Sooji / Bombay Rava / Semolina 3 Tbsp
Dry Coconut Powder 3 Tbsp
Sugar, Powdered 3/4 cup
Almonds, Powdered 4 Tbsp
Cashews and Raisins handful each
Cardamom Powder 1/8 tsp
Ghee 1 Tbsp
Milk upto 1/4 cup

Method Of Preparation -

In a sauce pan, heat ghee and saute cashews and raisins.

After the cashews are golden brown and the raisins are plump, add sooji and jowar flour and continue stirring until the flour gets a golden brown hue. (About 5 min)

Remove from fire and add coconut powder and stir in the flour.

While the flour is still hot, add the powdered sugar and powdered almonds, cardamom powder and mix well.

Jowar Laddu

Let the mixture cool down a little. When the flour is safe to handle with your hands, sprinkle milk gradually and make laddus of desired size.

I didn't have to bother to store them as they vanished in minutes. But since there is milk in it, these are better consumed in a day or two or refrigerated.

If you have missed any of the desserts I posted during this marathon, here they are -- 

Day 6 Moong Dal-Pumpkin Kheer
Day 5 Barley Pudding ~ Barley Kheer
Day 4 Sweet Potato Laddu | Sweet Potato Halwa
Day 3 Sorrakaya-Carrot Payasam ~ Doodhi Carrot Kheer
Day 2 Khoya - Sesame Laddu
Day 1 Beerakaya Payasam ~ Ridge Gourd Kheer

Take a look at what my fellow BM#5 marathoners are cooking ..

Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Priya SureshSrivalliUsha
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Vardhini,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets: SumaVeena
Seven Days of Regional Specials: AarthiKalyaniPavaniShylaja
Summer Coolers: PJ,  Vaishali
Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast: Sushma Pinjala

Preparation Time 15 min
Make 8-10 gooseberry size laddus


  1. You know what I am going crazy with the variety of ladoos and kheers..awsum!!..n this is absolutely gorgeous..totally new..loving them..their texture too is amazing:))

  2. Priya Suresh Says:
  3. U rock gal, simply cute and truly guilt free laddoos..

  4. Pavani Says:
  5. Very interesting.. Never knew that jowar flour can be used to make laddoos. They look healthy and yummy.

  6. Aarthi Says:
  7. healthyy ladoo..Will definetly give a try..

  8. Very healthy and tasty looking ladoos. Great recipe.


  9. Vardhini Says:
  10. Loved all the ladoo recipes. Thx for sharing Harini. Looks so perfect.


  11. AJ Says:
  12. Yuumm!! They look so well made!!

  13. delicious looking ladoo looks wonderful

  14. Yummy looking ladoos...a very new recipe...

  15. Lovely n healthy laddoos..never thot of making wid jowar flour..:)

  16. Usha Says:
  17. Jonna laddu is new to me..

  18. Suma Gandlur Says:
  19. A nice one Harini, like the extra flavorful additions. You can try the same with ragi flour too.

  20. Shylaja Says:
  21. Nice laddoo.Loved all your sweets

    South Indian Recipes

  22. divya Says:
  23. Delicious and drool worthy..tempting me a lot.

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