Sunday, October 27, 2013

Quick Peanut Laddus

Diwali is round the corner and as usual its time for preparing sweets. I am sure you will all agree with me when I say that we all try and look out for those recipes which not only take less time to prepare but also tastes good, is healthy and also easy on the pocket.

In my opinion, this peanut laddu fits the the description perfectly.

Wishing you all a A very Joyous and a Prosperous Deepavali.



Peanuts 1 cup /100 gms
Powdered Jaggery 2 cups / approx.230 gms
Powdered cardamom 1 tsp
Ghee (clarified butter) 1 tsp


  1. Roast peanuts on a low flame for about 10-15 mins. Then allow it to cool.
  2. When cooled, remove the skin of the peanuts. This can be done easily by taking a few in the palm and rubbing it vigorously.
  3. Then remove the skin from the peanuts and discard the skin.
  4. Next grind the peanuts coarsely in a mixer or a food processor.
  5. Remove the coarsely ground peanuts in a bowl and add the powdered jaggery to it and mix it well.
  6. Lastly add the powdered cardamom and mix well.
  7. Now take a small portion of this mixture in the palm of your hand and prepare laddus (balls) as shown in the picture.
  8. If necessary, you may grease your palm with a few drops of ghee (clarified butter) and then prepare laddus. It is not necessary; but helps in binding.
  9. All the laddus can be prepared in this manner.


Peanuts being roasted

Skin being separated from the roasted peanuts

Roasted peanuts - skin discarded

Roasted peanuts being coarsely ground in a food processor

Powdered jaggery being mixed

Powdered cardamom being added

Laddus in the making

Preparation time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

Makes: 21 laddus (depending upon the size)


  • If you are using food processor, then powdered jaggery can be added to the the ground peanuts (after changing the blade) and then run it for a few seconds for mixing.
  • In this recipe, I have used organic dark jaggery. It is said that the dark jaggery is healthier than the regular golden colour one. Appearance wise however, the golden one scores over the dark one. 
  • Powdered jaggery can be adjusted as per one's taste.


  1. Its my kind of recipe - easy, simple and perfect. I usually take a short cut by buying the already roasted peanuts which saves more time. I am looking at making it and if possible, by this weekend. Love the combo of the rest of the ingredients esp ghee, my major weakness.

  2. Happy Diwali to you too.. :) Lovely n easy laddoos! :)

  3. These laddus look amazing and so perfect - just like store bought ones.. Drooling here Shobha :-)

  4. Love these. They also make it with sesame seeds My only worry is the grit that is usually present in the jaggery. When you make a syrup you can strain it, but using it in the powdered form you cannot. I even bought the organic jaggery powder, but it still has some impurities. Any particular brand that you buy?

    1. Radha, I totally agree with you about the presence of grit in the jaggery. This one was bought from Nilgiris - it was organic and labelled as "Palm Jaggery". I tested it by dissolving 2tbsps of it in water and I was surprised to note that there was no residue/impurities in the solution. Hence used it without any hesitation.

  5. Delicious ladoos, and it looks so easy to make too..

  6. hey this is quick...i will give it a try...

  7. Sometimes it is the simple flavors that taste best and these ladoos are exactly that. btw, the table mat is really cute!

  8. This is another peanut recipe I could try out, have never made peanut laddu before. The place mat / table mat is fabulous.