Instant Pot Malai Ladoos: Diwali Delights Series

How to Prepare Malai Ladoos / Paneer Laddus / Cottage Cheese Truffles in Instant Pot

Hello Foodies, 
         This instant pot dessert recipe is easy to make and perfect for this upcoming festive season. The creamy texture of this delicious treat will leave everyone begging for another one. When you’re craving for a real treat, make this classic Indian malai ladoos with hints of ground cardamom and saffron. This is a simple and tasty way to enjoy the festival. Making of malai ladoos using homemade khoya is one of the easiest methods of doing it. All you need is just three main ingredients. Even beginners can try this sweet easily, no need for making sugar syrup. So friends, do try this easy sweet for this Diwali to treat your family and let me know how you liked it. 

         These melt in the mouth, famous Indian delicacy made using three main Ingredients. These are made from khoya, paneer(cottage cheese), and condensed milk and which then flavored with cardamom and saffron. Malai ladoo has an intense flavor and an amazing texture that makes it a popular dessert. If you are planning to cook a feast to gift your dear and near once this Diwali, then go for these easy to make melt in mouth Indian delicacy. This is an exotic taste of India that tempts you to gulp it once you taste it. The impressive dessert is eye-pleasing with its white color and garnished with saffron strands. 

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You can also try other sweet delicacies this festival season:
The Texture of the Malai Ladoos:
  • These Malai ladoos are soft, creamy, sweet, and has a grainy and melt in the mouth texture.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes; Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.

Ingredients:
  • Paneer grated, 1 Cup
  • Khoya ½ Cup
  • Condensed milk ½ Cup
  • Cardamom Powder ½ Tsp(Optional) 
  • Saffron Strands for garnishing(Optional) 

Instructions:
To Prepare Khoya in Instant Pot:
  • In a bowl, add milk cream ½ Cup and milk powder 1 ½ Cups and knead to make a dough.
  • Transfer dough over cotton cloth/muslin cloth and wrap well.
  • Turn on instant pot and add 1 cup of water and place a pan
  • Close the lid and steam it for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the instant pot and open the lid and take out the pan.
  • Let it cool completely, and khoya is ready to use.

To Prepare Malai Ladoos:
  • In a pan, add crumbled paneer and stir on medium to low flame until all the water from the paneer gets evaporated.
  • Now add the grated mawa/khoya and mix and mash until the mixture turns smooth.
  • Add condensed milk and continue stirring until mixture thickens and the mixture starts to separate pan and hold shape.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Turn off the flame and rest the cooked mixture for 5 minutes to cool down.
  • After 5 minutes, start to prepare ladoos. 
  • Take a handful portion of the prepared mixture and roll to make a Ladoo. 

  • Place them on to the plate and garnish with saffron strands.
  • Voila, creamy, and sweet Malai Ladoos are ready to serve. Enjoy!!!

My Take:
  • You can add condensed milk more or less, as per your taste.
  • You can add saffron strands or food color to make it colorful. 
Tips to Make Malai Ladoos:
  • If you are making paneer at home, then use whole milk to make the paneer. No low-fat, 2%, or skim milk here.
  • Let evaporate all the water from the paneer and then add other ingredients.

The shelf life of Malai Ladoos:
  • Malai Modaks stays good for 8-9 days when refrigerated in an airtight container.
  • If kept outside, it will stay good for 3-4 days.
Dietary Comment:
  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 84 calories, along with 7.76 g carbohydrates, 4.1 g fats, and 5 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level. 
Good Time To Eat:
            It is good to eat Malai Ladoos as a dessert or evening snack.

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