Sunday, October 14, 2012

Badam Ladoo/ Laddu - No sugar or ghee added! - 5 Minute Recipe!

You can make Badam Laddu without sugar (in fact no extra sweetener added) or ghee! Did you know that? Well, I didn't know it too, until a good friend of mine, Karpagam aunty told me the secret! She let me taste the laddu first and then told me that it's a single ingredient sweet!!! I couldn't believe it! Absolutely yummy and so easy to make!

So full of nutrition (good cholesterol), it is great for both kids and adults alike to eat a laddu a day! :-) This is an easy, healthy and a really quick recipe :-) What are you waiting for!!

What You Need -

A cup of badam or raw almonds

That's it!!! :-) No, I'm not joking :-)

How To -

  • Spread the raw almonds on a microwaveable plate and microwave for 2-3 minutes. The heat helps to release the natural oils in them. Alternatively you can toast them on a tawa too, but be careful not to burn them.
  • Let cool.
  • Take your mixer (the one in which you powder dry ingredients) or coffee grinder and powder the almonds. don't bother if it's a bit coarse! That will add some crunch too!
  • Transfer to a wide plate and make them into small round balls (typical size of laddu you would make). You don't need to add ghee for binding, they come together easily with the inherent oil in them. Be patient, you have to hold each laddu tightly for a good 30 seconds to 1 minute to help them keep the shape.


Notes -

  • You may add a teaspoon of warm milk to bind, but that would lessen the shelf life a lot - you can't keep for more than 2 days! 
  •  With 150 to 180 grams of almonds, I got about 10 laddus.  I had opened the pack earlier and used for making something else (or just gobbled up a few plain!) so I had less than 200 grams for preparing these laddus.
  • If you still don't trust my words, make just 1 laddu and taste it and check for yourself if the sweetness level is sufficient. If really required, powder 2 tbsp of sugar and heat & add 2 tsp of ghee to suit your tastebuds.

What healthy recipe did you recently experiment on and were satisfied with? Please share with me! :-)


  1. That's really wonderful ...looks so yum ..gud one dear

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  3. what a beautiful recipe that to ladoo with no ghee, brilliant... love almonds will sure try this. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment :) happy to follow u here

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  4. Healthy yummy ladoos...Looks perfect...Thanks for your visit at my space..

  5. Wow! must try!

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog.This is a great recipe with just 1 ingredient.I will love to make this.

  7. I came across your blog while looking for some ladoo recipes and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye on your post.

  8. Great work! I love the way you have written this so beautifully! keep writing!
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  9. Thanks for sharing this information,
    Gorgeous little badam ladoo laddu! Love this recipe!! I have learn this item to cook while I was studying in the Hotel management courses in kolkata

  10. Thanks for sharing this information, I really appreciate your cooking skills. Thank You! I love this dish so much. I have learned this dish to prepare when I was studying in the hotel management institute in Kolkata


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