Laddu is the term used for a sweet shaped to a ball. I have fond memories of my mum making Rava Laddus (Semolina balls). My sister-in-law Sandhya, makes these healthyish laddus and I built my recipe on that. Most of the ingredients are your standard pantry variety and it is a guilt free snack.

Oats laddu


3 cups rolled oats, toasted

1 cup desiccated coconut, toasted lightly

10g sliced almonds, toasted

40g cashew pieces, toasted

40g sultanas

10 cardamom pods – seeds separated

300g sweetened condensed milk


Place the cardamom seeds and toasted oats in a food processor or spice grinder jar and powder.

Tip the powdered oats and all remaining ingredients except condensed milk into a large bowl.

Mix in the powders with the condensed milk, a little at a time. Once all the condensed milk is incorporated, make small balls or laddus. Makes 30 -32 laddus.

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