Carrot Laddu

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Laddu is a very popular Indian sweet made during almost all festivals and special occasions. There are many variations of Laddu available depending on the occasion and place you are in. This variation is made using carrot and is as tasty as the regular laddus. Carrot is very good for eye sight and this is a great way to get children to eat the vegetable.

Carrot Laddu


  • Carrot – 4 cups, grated
  • Coconut – 1 cup, grated
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Ghee – 6 tblsp
  • Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp
  • Cashewnut – 10
  • Badam – 10
  • Moong Dhal – 10 tblsp


  1. Dry roast the moong dhal and grind it to a fine paste.
  2. Dry roast the cashews and badam and grind them coarsely.
  3. Heat  ghee in a kadai over medium flame.
  4.  Saute the grated carrot until raw smell disappears.
  5. Add the grated coconut to it and saute for a minute.
  6. Keep the flame low and add sugar.
  7. Keep stirring until the sugar dissolves completely.
  8. Close the kadai with a lid for 5 minutes.
  9. Add the cardamom powder and switch off the flame.
  10. Allow it to cool down completely.
  11. Add the moong dhal, cashew, badam powder to it and mix well.
  12. Make small laddus from the mixture.
  13. This laddu stays good for 2 to 3 days.

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Sunita Karthik
Sunita Karthik
Sunitha Karthik is a food lover who loves experiment with food. She worked in BPO industry for several years before deciding to settle down with family. She is a self-taught cook who has learnt to cook by experimenting with ingredients and watching various cooking shows. Mother of two kids, she still finds time to cook up a storm in the kitchen.

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