Maa Ladoo or Maladu is a protein rich, South Indian Laddu that is supposed to have originated from the district of Tirunelveli. It is made from roasted gram dal or chutney dal (pottukadalai). This is not only made during Diwali but since it is very rich in protein you can feed this urundais (balls) to the kids as an evening snack too. It takes just 5 ingredients and apart from 5 mins of cooking time the entire process is done without the stove. So it is one of the most easiest sweets to be made during Diwali in case you are a beginner.
- You can also use cardamom powder, but using whole cardamom while powdering will be even more fragrant.
- This ladoos will keep well for upto 10 days.
- Keep the powdered gram dal and sugar mixed together and store it in a tight container so that you can just add ghee and make ladoos whenever you want.
- Make sure that you make the balls by pressing them tightly in your palm else they will very easily crumble.