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Moongfali (Peanut) Ladoo Recipe for the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

Rajan loves cooking dishes from his native Indian cuisine. He likes to share his favorite recipes with his online readers.

Peanut ladoos

Peanut ladoos

Moongfali ladoos are sweet peanut balls. These ladoos are quick and easy to make; in fact, all you need is just two ingredients. I used gur (jaggery) to sweeten the ladoos, as it is a healthier option than using white sugar.

Traditionally, these ladoos are prepared as a prashad (offering) to Lord Ganesh on the occasion of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Although this is a festival recipe, you can certainly enjoy these ladoos any time you wish.

Cook Time

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10 min

20 min

30 min

8-9 ladoos

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw mungfali (peanuts)
  • 1/2 cup gur (jaggery), crushed fine

Instructions

  1. Roast the raw peanuts, stirring constantly over low heat. Keep checking at regular intervals by tasting them until they no longer taste raw. Remove and let them cool completely. Then rub them between the palms to peel off the skins.
  2. Transfer the roasted peanuts to a grinder jar and grind on pulse mode for 2-3 seconds each time until they are ground. Stir once with a spatula to help grind them evenly. Remember not to over-grind, or else the peanuts will start releasing oil.
  3. Add the crushed jaggery and grind again for 2-3 seconds each time until the mixture becomes somewhat sticky due to the release of oil from the peanuts. When the mixture binds and holds shape when pressed in the palm, transfer the mixture to a plate. Make ladoos of the desired size.
  4. Store the ladoos in an airtight jar or serve them immediately. Store in the fridge if the outside temperature is hot or humid. They will keep well in the fridge for 10-15 days.

Moongfali (Peanut) Ladoo Recipe

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 30, 2020:

Thanks for this information, peachy.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 30, 2020:

It does seem odd Flourish but online stores have made getting such products simpler. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 30, 2020:

These are a healthy treat as well, Linda. Thank you.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on August 29, 2020:

This is alike the chinese version peanut sesame ball. Thanks for sharing

FlourishAnyway from USA on August 28, 2020:

I looked up jaggery and found it was a sugarcane product. This sounds like a sweet treat. I don’t know why we don’t have some of the same products. Isn’t that strange?

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 28, 2020:

Thanks a lot. Peggy.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 28, 2020:

Thank you, Pamela.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 28, 2020:

Glad to hear you would like it. Thank you, Bill.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 28, 2020:

Thank you, Devika.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on August 27, 2020:

I like almost any recipe with peanuts. Your ladoos sound like a very nice treat, especially for a festival.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 27, 2020:

We love eating peanuts, so this would be a sweet treat. Thanks for introducing me to another recipe of yours.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 27, 2020:

This recipe sounds easy enough to make a tasty treat. I have never had anything quite like this and I would like to try it.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 27, 2020:

Well, I like peanuts, so there's a chance this picky eater would like this, right? They look like a great snack I would enjoy. Thank you for sharing, my friend.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 27, 2020:

I like Ladoos and would like to make it. A special recipe for me.