Pottukadalai Urundai/ Roasted gram ladoo

Pottukadalai urundai is an easy, instant sweet which can be prepared within 20 minutes with limited ingredients. I used to call it as porikadalai urundai and it is my favourite from childhood😊

My perimma prepares these ladoos very good. Whenever I travel from India, she used to make these ladoos for me and pack it. My mom used to make it for me when I was small.

If we remember well, we all would have taken some pottukadalai/ gram dal in a bowl, add some sugar, coconut to it and would have eaten it with a spoon when we were small.

In this recipe, I have added sugar to give sweetness to ladoos. Both brown sugar and white sugar can be used. It can be made with jaggery too. I will come with a separate recipe for this. I have added more nuts to it which adds more taste to these ladoos.

Let us check the recipe, how to make this easy, tasty, instant and energetic ladoos now❤


1 cup= 200 ml.

  • Pottukadalai/ roasted gram – 1 cup
  • Sugar- 1/2 cup ( both white and brown sugar can be used)
  • Ghee- 3 tbsp
  • Grated coconut- 1/4th cup
  • Cashewnut- 2 tbsp
  • Almonds- 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder- 1/4th tsp.


Dry roast grated coconut till it turns aromatic. Keep it separate.
Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan and roast cashews and badam till it turns golden brown. Raisins can be used instead of almonds if you would prefer.
Keep it separate.
Move pottukadalai/ roasted gram along with sugar, cardamom powder to a mixer. Grind to a fine powder.
You can sieve the grinded powder to fine if you prefer. I grinded to fine. So I didn’t sieve it.

Now add the roasted nuts along with ghee to it.
Mix everything with fingers.
Now from remaining 1 tbsp of ghee, add ghee only as needed and roll it to tight balls. If adding ghee is not needed to roll the balls, leave it.
Rolled to balls.


  • Raisins can be used instead of almonds.
  • Quantity of sugar can be increased to 3/4th cup if you want it to be more sweet.