Chettinad Maavurundai recipe | Moong dal ladoo is a traditional Chettinad sweet prepared with moong dal, sugar and ghee which is offed to the bride-groom from bride’s parents during Chettinad Weddings. This is also prepared during diwali and other festivals. It is very easy to prepare. I have given you the method in easy steps. You can prepare it in small quantities at home.
- moong dal / pasi paruppu – 1 cup
- sugar / cheeni – 1 cup
- ghee / nei – 1/2 cup
1. Dry roast moong dal till you get a good flavour and the colour of the moong dal changes to golden orange as shown in the photo below.
2. Cool to room temperature and grind it into a fine powder. Grind sugar to a fine powder separately. If you need “maavurundai” in large quantities you can grind both separately in a rice mill. Or else you can grind in your mixie at home and sieve it to get a fine powder.
3. Combine both the powders well in a bowl using a spoon. Heat ghee in a pan and pour it in the mixture of moong dal and sugar powder when it is hot.
4. Mix well and make ladoos with your hands. If ghee is less you cannot make ladoos. If it is more it will be sticky. This laddu should break at once when you press.
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