Sunday, June 1, 2014

Moong Dal + Sesame Seeds Laddu

Moong daal and sesame seeds laddu is a sweet dish. We can have them anytime of the day. It is easy to prepare and healthy for all age group.

Now lets see some benefits of using Moong dal and Sesame seeds.
Moong dal is light in weight and suggested during the pregnancy period. It is excellent source of proper nutrition for all age group. It is a great source of dietary fibre, iron and protein. It is low in fat and cholesterol free. It provides a good amount of potassium, calcium, vitamins and B complex.

Sesame seeds contain several notable health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for our health. They are excellent source of copper and good source of manganese. They also contain calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin B1 zinc. Sesame helps to reduce the bad cholesterol and increases the good cholesterol in blood.

Here is a recipe of Moong dal + Sesame Seeds Laddu and you can munch them any time of the day.

Things Needed :

Moong dal : 2 Cups
Sesame seeds : 2 to 3 Table spoons
Jaggery : 1/2 cup
Cardamom pods : 3 to 4
Coconut : 1 Cup
Cashew nuts: 1/4 cup small pieces
Water : 1/4 Cup
Ghee : 1 to 2 Table spoons
Methi seeds : 1 Tea spoon

Method :

1. Dry roast Moong dal till the raw smell disappear. ( about 5 minutes) on the low flame allow it to cool.
2. Dry roast Sesame seeds and methi seeds separately till they turn brown on low flame and allow it to cool.
3. Dry grind roasted moong dal, methi seeds and sesame seeds along with cardamom pods.
4. Grate coconut and roast it slightly on low flame. (Let the moisture disappear from coconut).
5. Keep a big pan on the fire and put water and jaggery. Let jaggery melt.
6. When the jaggery melts it starts to bubble. leave it for 1 to 2 minutes and check the syrup for string consistency.
7. Add dry ground dal , sesame mixture and coconut and mix it well. Put off the gas and add ghee and cashew pieces.
8. Now prepare a ball size laddu . Take a handful of laddu mixture and bring it to laddu size by pressing the palm and fingers. Try to give a round shape.
Serve Moong dal + Sesame Laddus any time of the day.


You must roast moong dal and sesame seeds nicely till the raw smell disappear. Using more ghee is an optional. You can also fry cashew nuts in ghee. You can use other dry fruits too. It adds to the taste. You can also use dry coconut (copra) instead of fresh coconut. Laddus stay longer duration if you use dry coconut. Just warm dry coconut and use it. Using methi
Time : 15 minutes
20 laddus can be prepared.

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