Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Nei Urundai | Moong Dal Ladoo | Pasi Paruppu Laddu

Nei Urundai/ Pasi Paruppu Ladoo, an easy and tasty ladoo made from moong dal,sugar and ghee. It hardly takes 15 mins from the start to end for the given quantity and also ideal for making in large quantity to distribute for friends and family on this diwali season.

When i heard the name "Nei Urundai", i thought that it requires lot of ghee to make this ladoo and avoided to try it for so long and even i don't know that it's made of pasi paruppu(moong dal) until i prepared on my own. 

A few weeks before, when i had prepared the list of diwali sweets to make on this year, this ladoo popped up in my head and immediately searched on my drafts  for the recipe which i noted down from some tv shows a few years back.

The recipe seems  so easy and it was not that much of ghee i had thought of, so within a next few days, i tried it and it was so good and taste almost like the stuffing of munthiri kothu which is made from whole moong dal and quiet popular sweet  in Tirunelveli area. 

So that may be the reason for this ladoo is not popular in our area, instead of this, i think everyone prefers to make munthiri kothu. Ok, now let move on to the recipe.

Nei Urundai

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 5 minsMakes : 12 
Recipe Category: Sweets | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Moong dal / Pasi Paruppu - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Cashews(brown) - 2 tsp 
Cardamom - 2

Heat a pan and add the moong dal and roast till nice aroma comes from it. It may take 4-6 mins on medium flame.
Let it cool down completely and add into the mixie jar and grind into fine powder. Put it in a bowl.
In the same mixie jar, add the sugar and cardamom, grind into smooth powder.
Add into the powdered moong dal and mix well until both dal and sugar combined together.
Heat the pan , add ghee and cashews, roast till it becomes golden brown.
Add into the dal mixture and mix it well with your hands and make ladoos out of it.
That's it, Tasty & easy ladoos are ready.

Related : How to make Rava Ladoo.

  • If the grounded dal is coarse, sieve it once and use it.
  • Don't reduce the amount of ghee, it helps to hold the ladoos and also give nice aroma.


  1. Moong daal Ladoo sound delicious . Roasting and grinding the daal and then making the Ladoo method is something that I really like , it makes it so easy to make these ladoos .

  2. These laddu are quite popular in Telangana and is a must preparation in some regions during Bathukamma celebrations, which is during Navrathri. Love these laddu and are addictive as well.

    1. Yes, they are so addictive and thanks for sharing the info,that's totally new to me.

  3. Sandhiya, those laddos look so sinful!..very good pick..

  4. Ladoo looks soo delicious. We make simple ladoo with Udad dal. This sounds interesting, Bookmarked

  5. Delicious laddoo made with moong dal Sandhiya. Healthy & festive.

  6. This is such a easy ladoo and I love the flavor of payatham paruppu. Roasting the dal makes it even more aromatic. Love how perfect your ladoos look.

  7. We love moong dal laddoo too and these looks vert delicious. Detailed picorial helps

  8. After rava laddoos, just love this moongdal laddoos, drooling here.

  9. My MIL makes this so often but the kids somehow never liked it. Very easy and one of my fav.

  10. Lovely clicks and the nei urundai is to die for..yummy..

  11. Moong dal laddu looks delicious. I will also be posting a similar laddu recipe under this theme.

  12. OMG... these are so easy to make! Why do I choose difficult sweet recipes for Diwali. Bookmarking this for next Diwali.

  13. Few months back I bought moong dal powder that is lying unused. Now I know what could be done with that :)

  14. my favorite sweet,an easy to make sweet, that is also tasty!

  15. These were so easy to make and turn out so good. Thanks for sharing this receipe.

    1. Thanks for trying and letting me know the feedback. Glad it turned out good.