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Moong laddus are placed in a sliver plate
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Moong Dal Ladoo

Moong laddu is a dessert specially made during Navaratri, Ashtami, and Diwali as a prasad. In India, many desserts are made using ghee, which is not vegan. But my recipe of moong dal ladoo is vegan and gluten-free.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan
Allergen: Gluten free, Peanut free
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 304kcal



  • In a heavy bottom frying pan, roast moong dal over medium-low heat. Keep stir-frying till it’s light brown in color and becomes aromatic.
    1 cup moong dal
  • Make sure to cook on low heat otherwise dal will not be toasted inside. This will take about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer into a plate and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Once the dal comes to room temperature, grind it to a fine powder.
  • Then grind the organic sugar into a fine powder.
    ½ cup sugar
  • In a bowl mix roasted dal powder, sugar, cardamom powder. All the ingredients should be mixed well. Keep aside.
    2 cardamom
  • Place a pan over medium heat and add the avocado oil, avocado oil should be warm, pour the warm oil over dal mixture and mix it well.
    ¼ cup avocado oil
  • Take 1- 2 tablespoons of mix in your palm and make them into balls. If the laddu is not holding shape, add more about 1 tablespoon of melted warm oil and mix well. Make laddus with the rest of the mixture.
  • Store in an airtight container. The laddus will stay good for about two weeks.



  • Replace sugar with jaggery if required. 
  • Add more oil or warm plant-based milk to bind the ladoos
  • I used avocado oil, you can use vegan ghee, corn oil, vegetable oil, or olive oil for this recipe.
The nutrition values I show here are my best estimates. Please be sure to check your preferred nutrition calculator, if you are relying on accurate calculations in your diet.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg