This Moong Dal Laddoo is a traditional offering in my Mother-in-Law's household for Janamasthami. So we decided to make it this year with her help. It wouldn't have happened if she was not here or if she didn't suggest it. It needs a little bit of prep with roasting the moong dal and then grinding it to a powder. But you won't regret the time spent as the sweet delicacy sits in your palm ready to eat.
Making sweets or desserts from moong dal is not something we did often growing up. But I would look forward to the moong dal halwa which our neighbors sent over every diwali. The halwa would be full of ghee and nuts and we would all devour it after lighting the crackers. Other than that, this is the other dal sweet which I came across. How else could you make a dessert/sweet with moong dal?
This moong dal laddoo hit the right spot and I have to confess I ate 2-3 together before I had to push the plate and say "the photo shoot is over" :)
Here is how we made it:
1 1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Ghee (clarified butte)
1/2 tspoon cardamom powder
Now heat a thick bottomed pan and melt the ghee. Add all the ingredients and let it cook for 3-4 minute on medium low heat.
Take it off the heat and then divide the mix into equal portions and make then into round balls with firm finger pressure.