Almond Butter Laddus

Almond Butter Laddu

Earlier last week, I stumbled upon Rachna’s blog and found a an interesting recipe for preparing laddus using peanut butter.  It’s such an easy recipe, with no cooking at all.  Surprisingly I had all the ingredients at home and moreover it was my friend’s daughter’s birthday, so I went ahead and made it immediately. 

First I tried it with peanut butter.  One thing I forgot to notice was, the peanut butter had sodium in it, so the laddus were both sweet and salty.  But we did like the taste. 

Later I remembered about the almond butter which was lying in my pantry after using it for the almond butter bread.  Immediately I checked the nutrition label and I saw 0gm Sodium.  So I made the ladoos again with almond butter and it was absolutely delicious.

For my laddoos I used 1/2 a cup of almond butter, 1/4 a cup of regular icing sugar, 1/4 cup of khoya and a pinch of cardamom powder.  Simply combine all the ingredients and shape it into balls.  I got 13 small ladoos for this measurement.

This is my entry for Nupur’s Less is More MBP event


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38 COMMENTS

  1. Hi,

    My daughter was recently found to be allergic to eggs, milk, gluten, soy and cane sugar. She used to love eating cookies. I am finding it extremely difficult to find cookies without the abovementioned ingredients. Would you be able to post some recipes excluding these so she can still eat her sweet treats once in a while? I love your blog.

    I will keep your request in mind Sue. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. I made them last night and they tasted heavenly. Thanks again for quick and easy recipe.Now only problem is weight control because they were so good I could not stop myself with just one or two. 😆

    That’s true Sharanjit. We couldn’t stop eating it too.

  3. Hi,

    I read the Almond laddu recipe, and was wondering where you got the khoya from? can I find it somewhere in the California? or, please advise if I could use ricotta in its place?

    Thanks,
    Neena

    Hi Neena, I did get the khoya in the Indian grocery store in PA, so you should be able to find it in CA too. They usually keep it with the paneer in the freezer. I think ricotta cheese should work too, or simply try milk powder.

  4. @Bhawana: You don’t need ghee Bhawana. The oil in the peanut butter or almond butter is sufficient. I made these again today, it’s just combining, the nut butter, khova, confectioner’s sugar and elaichi powder and making laddoos. Very easy and delicious dessert. Do try it and let me know how it comes.

  5. after looking at ur laddus I bought khoya, ghee, and butter few things related to laddu. now will make it :)). Looking wonderful.

  6. hai ..thanks or ur comments dear…yes with the help of knief my hubby shaped that parathas….i really liked ur laddos ..its soo cute looking and unique dish….lov to grab one of those…its mouthwatering 😛

  7. Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate it. I tried registering at Taste of india, but for some unknown reason it’s not getting added there 🙁 I try to use more oatmeal as part of our meals too:)

    I went thro’ your blog and you have very unique and nice recipes and i have bookmarked your site. I love the photos as well.

  8. Sivajini: Khoya is called gova in tamil. It’s like palgova but without sugar. Your mother will know it for sure. It’s milk reduced to form a solid. It’s available in Indian grocery stores in the freezer.

    Kalva, it was new to me too, when I first saw the recipe. I was a bit skeptical about doing it but in the end totally loved the laddus.

    Spillay, I’m very fine. Actually I did keep checking your blog and thought you were on a vacation.

    Lakshmi, thank you very much.

  9. Apple Poli and now Almond butter Laddoos. You’re very innovative in sweets Madhuram. These are like Marzipan Undes – 🙂

  10. Hi Madhuram. Sorry about not being around for a while. But didn’t mean that I had forgotten about you 🙂 . How have you been? 🙂

  11. Hey Madhu,

    Im so glad you liked the ladoos, you had a question on cooking them or not, well the first time I cooked the mixture, but the second time I didnt, so do what suits your tastebuds… and making them with almond butter is sucha cool idea…. nice 🙂

  12. Laddus look delicious and really so simple to make. I love these ‘no-cook’ laddus specially on certain poojas when you need to make at least 3-4 different types of sweets. This one is definitely a recipe to keep in mind.

  13. Madhu accka the recipe looks superb.

    I have a question though…What is Khoya? Is there another name for it?I have never heard of it till now. Did you get at the local grocers or an Indian store?

    I’m just trying to figure out if I’d be able to get it here in Toronto.

    Thanks.

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