Moong Dal Laddu | How to make Pesara Pappu Ladoo | Diwali Sweets | Step by Step Recipes

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Blogging Marathon Edition 9 starts today with about 24 bloggers joining me these two weeks. I had given a month's break during September for the Navaratri pooja. I was glad knowing that Blogging Marathon was missed. I had spent sometime thinking over the themes and wanted to make sure that the themes are interesting to make the bloggers think out of box. I also wanted to make sure we cook for the Diwali that's coming round the corner.

Kid's Delight this month is hosted by Harini, themed on Dressing up leftovers for Kids. Hope you can dish out something interesting for the event.

But before venturing into the post, I wanted to share some heartbreaking news. It's been on my mind, but unconsciously refused to think about it, hoping it will not be true. Jayasree Satish, a very dear friend and a wonderful blogger passed away. She was so active and enthusiastically participated in all the events I held.  Above all, she was a person I felt one can get to be friends on the first meeting. I am so sad that I never could meet her. When she first joined Blogging Marathon, she had such kind words for the entire concept. I will be missing her and I am sure she would have enjoyed this edition also. This edition is going to be a tribute to her and her wonderful cooking.

Coming to the recipe for the day, this is a dish that Amma makes. It's wonderful to know that you can make such delicious laddos with common ingredients. I would like to thank my cousin for helping us out with in making this dish..


Moong Dal Laddu | Pesara Pappu Ladoo ~ Step by Step pictures



Dry roast the moong dal and cool
 In a mixer, sieve it to a fine powder, repeat this couple of times till you get a fine powder.

Powder cardamon with sugar to a get cardamon powder.
 All the ingredients in one place.
 In a non stick pan, heat ghee, dry roast the nuts, remove and then roast the freshly grated coconut.
 Then add powdered jaggary.
 After few minutes, the jaggary will start melting.
 Slowly add the powdered moong dal and mix.
Finally add the roasted nuts.


Pesara papu Ladoo | Moong Dal Laddoo

Yellow Split Moong dal - 1 cup
Fresh coconut, grated  - 2 cups
Jaggary - 1 cup
Roasted Cashew nuts, Almonds, Raisins - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cardamon powder a pinch

How to make Pesara papu Ladoo | Moong Dal Laddoo

Dry roast the moong dal and grind to fine powder.

Heat a non stick pan with ghee and roast the dry fruits. Roast well and keep it aside.

Grate coconut and roast the coconut in ghee. Add jaggary and it will melt by the heat. After a while the jaggary will start to melt and bubbles will start to form. Switch off the flame.

Then add the roasted moong dal and mix well. Add the roasted nuts.

Allow it to cool down a bit, then make into balls.


Notes: You need not worry about making the balls when it is still hot, you can allow it to cool a bit and then make balls.

Sending this to the following events:


Suma, who is hosting my favorite event MLLA# 40, an event started by Susan

Gayathri  who is hosting 'Only'- Sweets and Desserts, an event started by Pari
Serve it - Festival Potluck hosted by Krithi and Danny 



Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#9


16 comments :

Vidhya October 16, 2011 at 7:58 AM  

I have never had moong dhall laddoo. Looks really good and sounds healthy too..

The Pumpkin Farm October 16, 2011 at 9:14 AM  

same here, I know of moong dal seera, this is new and also interesting. The texture looks grainy so I think this will taste nice.
Thanks for introducing this to me.

Suma Gandlur October 16, 2011 at 9:53 AM  

Certainly a new version. I was expecting to find the regular besan laddu.
Sad to hear about Jayasree. May she rest in peace.

Gayathri Kumar October 16, 2011 at 10:17 AM  

The ladoos look soft and delicious.. Very shocked to hear about Jayasree...

Priya October 16, 2011 at 2:00 PM  

Even am sad whenever i think about Jayasree,miss her a lot..

Moongdal laddoos looks super delicious and incredible..

Archana October 16, 2011 at 2:30 PM  

Very tasty and healthy.
I am hosting a new event which I am calling Back to our Roots. Do check out my event and send me your entries from 15/10/11 to 30/11/11.

Nalini's Kitchen October 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM  

Its a new version ,we use Powdered sugar to make this ladoo.

divya October 16, 2011 at 8:56 PM  

looks wonderful and very delicious !!

Rajani October 16, 2011 at 9:08 PM  

Its upsetting when even 'virtual' friends pass away -very sad to know about Jayasree. May she rest in peace.

Harini October 16, 2011 at 9:49 PM  

New procedure. Never tried adding coconut!

veena krishnakumar October 16, 2011 at 11:46 PM  

Wow!! This looks interesting valli. I will try this out for Diwali!!!

Mélange October 17, 2011 at 1:02 AM  

First of all,I am truly shocked hearing Jayasree's fate.I can't believe Valli.what to say ?

Nice recipe as usual from you.looking forward for the rest.(Btw,I am in a trouble with google.I can't see any pictures in the blogs or I can't post mine.Once it's sorted only I can post these Valli.Sorry for that)

Champa October 17, 2011 at 5:37 AM  

My mom makes it too, but totally different way. Nice one.

Anonymous October 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM  

Pls can you tell how u knew about jayashree for i know her blog & nothing is mentioned about her death:( Reall very sad for from her blog i take her to be newly married blogger like many of you . May her soul rest in peace.
supriya

Srivalli October 17, 2011 at 7:35 PM  

Supriya Few other blogger friends who were in touch with her, came to know and passed on the information. It was very shocking and sad. Thanks for taking time to write in.

Cool Lassi(e) October 18, 2011 at 6:27 AM  

The laddoo looks fabulous. I see that you are getting geared up for Diwali!

I am extremely shocked and saddened to hear about Jayashree's passing. May her soul RIP.

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