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Peanut ladoo

Peanut ladoo | Groundnut balls | Idicha kadalai urundai

Peanut ladoo or Peanut ball is a tasty and healthy snack recipe prepared with the dry roasted groundnuts, jaggery powder & cardamom powder.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Healthy snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 15 ladoos
Calories 320 kcal


  • 1 cup raw peanuts (dried)
  • ¾ cup clean jaggery (powdered)
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp ghee



  • How to dry roast peanuts:
  • Take a cup of dried peanuts/groundnuts in a flat frying pan.
  • Start frying them in medium heat and stir occasionally whenever needed.
  • In around 8 minutes groundnuts start browning and they pop one by one.
  • Don't worry about the dark skin color because dark-skinned nuts are perfectly fried. But don't fry until they become black and make sure the peanuts are roasted evenly.
  • You can check one but for crispness. In fact, they continue to get roasted even after switching off from the retained heat.
  • Let them cool down completely.
  • Take a handful of nuts and rub vigorously so that the skin comes out from the groundnuts.
  • Now blow to remove the separated skins.
  • Do this for the whole batch. It takes hardly ten minutes to finish the process and you get nicely roasted crispy peanuts.
  • You can just store this as a snack.


  • Take a cup of skinless nuts in a mixer and give a quick grind/pulse. I like coarse grind kadalai urundai(not too soft peanut ladoo). Hence I don't grind into a smooth powder.
  • Now add 3/4 cup(same cup) of jaggery powder and cardamom powder.
  • Also, add a tsp of ghee and it is optional.
  • Grind everything together.
  • Grease your palm with ghee and without delay start making balls from the wet mixture. Press tightly to make firm ladoos.
  • In case if your mixture is not wet enough to make balls, heat the mixture in a pan just for two minutes to melt the jaggery. Now proceed to make ladoos.
  • Store in an airtight container and pack for kids snack box.



1) First of all, using ghee is purely optional for extra fragrance. The oil coming from groundnuts while grinding provide enough wetness to make ladoos.
2) If you have ready-made/store-bought dry roasted peanuts you can use them directly.
3) Since my kids love having the small bits while eating, I grind them coarsely. You can grind the nuts into a fine powder.
4) Finally, the jaggery powder I use is precleaned and packed. If yours is not pure jaggery, please use a tbsp of water and melt jaggery by heating. Filter the jaggery syrup and add with the groundnut powder and proceed to make ladoos.


Calories: 320kcal
Keyword Groundnut balls, Groundnut ladoo, Idicha kadalai urundai, Iditha kadalai urundai, Kids snack, Peanut laddu, Peanut ladoo, Peanut recipe
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