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How to Make Moong Dal Ladoos Without Sugar

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          Nutritious and healthy Moong Dal Ladoos are a premium and traditional Indian sweet recipe made with split moong/moong dal, ghee, and sweetened with jaggery. It is perhaps one of the traditional recipes passed on by generations and is typically made during festival seasons. Sharing a healthy dessert recipe on the occasion of Mothers Day! 

Generally, it is made with just 3 ingredients, but can also be mixed with other flours too. I accompany it with our post-workout snack or paired with the evening snacks. we always look forward to indulging in these healthy sweet bites in every possible way! They also go very well as a side sweet snack in the tiffin box. The recipe makes for 14 to 15 ladoos. You can also double the recipe. Saffron and cardamom are enough to flavor these ladoos. But for enhancing the taste, feel free to add rose essence to the cooked lentil mixture.

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These moong dal ladoos are made in the same way besan ladoo is made and tastes much like Besan ladoo. If you make besan ladoos for festive occasions, then for a change try making these moong dal ladoos and you will definitely love them. While making lentil-based ladoos, it's always important to roast them well. So the Pro Tip is always roast moong dal before using it in the recipes. Use a thick bottomed kadai or pan, so the lentils roast evenly and very well. 

These fiber & protein-rich energy balls are soft and decadent, which makes them such a treat that is definitely hard to resist! 

Ingredients used to Make Moong Dal Ladoos:

Moong Dal or Yellow Moong Lentils: is the main ingredient. 

Jaggery: used to sweeten the ladoos. Jaggery is an unrefined sugar product made in Asia and Africa. It’s sometimes referred to as a “non-centrifugal sugar,” because it’s not spun during processing to remove the nutritious molasses.

Ghee(clarified butter): It helps in binding the ladoos and adding an adequate amount of ghee is the key to delicious ladoos. 

Cardamom Powder and Saffron Strands: these ingredients are the must-have for every Indian dessert recipe. A warm spice that adds a lot of flavors.

If you are looking for more Ladoo recipes then do check:


  • Moong Dal/Split Moong 1 Cup
  • Jaggery 1 Cup
  • Ghee 7-8 Tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder 1 Tsp
  • Few Saffron Strands 


  • Heat a pan or kadai on a low to medium flame and then add moong dal.
  • Roast the moong dal on low flame.
  • Keep on roasting and stirring for even browning and cooking.
  • Moong dal mixture will start to change its color from light yellow to deep yellow, and the roasted lentil mixture will begin emitting a pleasant aroma.
  • The moong dal needs to be golden and become aromatic. 
  • Remove the dal in a plate and let it cool.
  • Once the lentils have become warm or cooled down, add them to a grinder jar.
  • Grind to a fine powder.
  • Now take the prepared moong dal flour in a fine sieve and sift the flour in the pan.
  • Add the sifted moong dal flour to the grinder jar and add grated jaggery.
  • Grind on high speed to mix everything well.
  • Add the ground mixture to the bowl.
  • Now add cardamom powder, saffron strands and mix well.
  • Pour melted ghee and mix well.
  • Take a handful portion of the mixture in hand and press it firmly and roll to make ladoos.
  • Garnish the ladoos with saffron strands, and moong dal ladoos are ready to relish. Enjoy!!! 
  • My mixture is not binding well
  • If the lentil mixture is dry, add more ghee and mix to combine. Also, grease your hands with ghee to shape the ladoos. This way, the mixture will not stick to your palms.


  • You can use powdered sugar instead of jaggery.
  • If you want you can rinse the moong dal first and then spread the lentils on a plate or tray or on a cloth to dry. 
  • Dry the moong dal naturally or in sunlight. Once the mung lentils have dried, then add them to the kadai. If you want you can add directly too.
  • You can use Boora instead of jaggery.
  • Roasting the moong dal is the essential step in this recipe.
  • If the mixture seems too crumbly, dip it in a little ghee and continue pressing and rolling to make ladoos. 
  • If you don't find ghee, then you can substitute plain unsalted butter, but it will have much less flavor. 
  • If it is too dry to form ladoos, mix in another teaspoon of ghee, try again, and keep adding ghee until the balls stick together. 
  • They will also be easier to form if you put the mix in the fridge for 20–30 minutes.

Shelf Life of Moong Dal ladoos:

  • Moong Dal ladoos can stay good for 1-2 weeks at room temperature.
  • For extended shelf-life, store these ladoos in the refrigerator. 
  • They stay good for up to a month in the fridge.

Health Benefits of Moong Dal Ladoos:

  • Moong Dal has a high fiber content and has a negligible amount of cholesterol and fats. 
  • It is full of iron, calcium, and protein. 
  • 1 Moong Dal ladoo contains dietary fibers, sodium, and all the other nutrients that are required for your body. 
  • It helps to Lose Weight. 
  • It helps to lower the high cholesterol level in the blood system. 
  • It stabilizes blood sugar and helps develop resistance against contagious agents that cause diseases.
  • Moong dal reduces insulin resistance and helps to reduce glucose levels in the blood.
  • Jaggery helps to improve digestive health, anemia prevention, liver detoxification, and improved immune function.
Dietary Comment:

  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 126 calories, along with 16 g carbohydrates, 2 dietary fiber, 5.91 g fats, and 3 g Protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.
  • (Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used).

Good Time To Eat:

            It is good to eat moong dal ladoo for breakfast, snacks, or as a dessert.

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