Chettinad Maavurundai recipe | Moong dal ladoo

Chettinad Maavurundai recipe | Moong dal ladoo is a traditional Chettinad sweet prepared with moong dal, sugar and ghee which is offed to the bride-grooms parents 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.

Ingredients:-

  • moong dal / pasi paruppu – 1 cup
  • sugar / cheeni – 1 cup
  • ghee / nei – 1/2 cup
Chettinad Maavurundai - ingredients - sugar and moong dal
Chettinad Maavurundai – ingredients – sugar and moong dal

Method:-

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.

Roasted moong dal
Roasted moong dal

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.

Maavurundai powder
Maavurundai powder

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.

Chettinad Maavurundai recipe | Moong dal ladoo
Chettinad Maavurundai recipe | Moong dal ladoo

For more Diwali recipes in my website click on the links below

1. Paal Kova recipe | Milk Halwa | Diwali sweet

2. Coconut laddu recipe with Condensed milk | Thengai Burfi

3. Badam Halwa recipe | Almond | பாதாம் அல்வா

4. Groundnut Laddu recipe | Peanut Laddu | நிலக்கடலை லட்டு

5. Beetroot Halwa recipe | Sweet | பீட்ரூட் அல்வா

 

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