Poha Ladoo | Aval Laddu

Poha or Aval laddo is a sweet made with flattened rice and jaggery and taste amazing and are super healthy too.

The poha laddo is a popular sweet in Maharashtrian cuisine and along with the super famous Modak, aval ladoo are also made during Ganesh Chaturthi.

This week my theme for Blogging Marathon is to make recipes for festivals occur in the month of July and August. We were given choices from Raksha Bandhan, Ganesh Chaturthi, Independence day, and Janamasthmi.

I chose to make three recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi festival and the poha ladoo is my first recipe for the same theme. The recipe is adapted from Veg Recipes of India and came out very delicious. Almost half of the ladoo was finished right after capturing the pictures.

After a long time of hesitation and a lot of thinking I finally came out of my comfort zone and tried making a You Tube video for this recipe. It seems super easy when we watch the short videos on Facebook, Pinterest or any other platform but when I started shooting the video, I came to know how much hard work and efforts people put in making the videos.

I took the inspiration from my Blogger buddies Mirelle and Priya Srinivasan who recently also made Videos and jump in the world of videos. Please do check out my first video and share your thoughts.

Blogging Marathon#78 Week3/Day1
Theme-Pick One Festival
Dish-Poha Ladoo
SourceVeg Recipes Of India

5 from 2 votes
Poha Ladoo
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Poha Ladoo is sweet balls made with flattened rice and jaggery. It tastes amazing and a popular Maharashtrian sweet made during festivals.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 15 Ladoo
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 3 cups poha/flatened rice, thick
  • 1 cup jaggery, grated
  • 1/4 cup nuts and raisins
  • 4 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoon milk, optional
To decorate
  • 1 tablespoon dessicated coconut, optional
  1. Heat a heavy bottom pan or wok and dry roast poha for few minutes or until crispy.

  2. Heat a tablespoon ghee in a pan and fry the nuts and raisins Keep aside.

  3. Cool the poha in a bowl. In a blender or food processor grind poha with jaggery into a fine powder.

  4. Transfer the poha mixture into a bowl. Add in cardamom powder, fried nuts and remaining ghee. Mix well.

  5. If the mixture seems dry add milk. Make small lemon sized round balls from the mixture. Place the ladoo on a plate and sprinkle coconut.

  6. Store in air tight container. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Add your favourite dried nuts and fruits to make the ladoo more healthy.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 12
Servings Per Container 2 piece

Amount Per Serving
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 58.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.5g 10%
Saturated Fat 3.1g 16%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8.2g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4.7g
Protein 1.8g 4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



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11 comments on “Poha Ladoo | Aval Laddu”

  1. Jyoti says:

    Mouth watering laddoo and stunning pics. Need I say more. Bookmarking

  2. PJ says:

    Ladoos looks very tempting Sapana. Kudis for doing the video. I still cant get around to trying it!

  3. The laddoos looks so delicious! Kudos on the video… it is really nice. It takes a lot of courage to jump into the video bandwagon…

  4. Vaishali says:

    Awesome Ladoos and a beautiful video..all the best for this new journey.

  5. These poha ladoos look so delicious. A healthy treat to satisfy the sweet tooth.

  6. Stunning pictures and what a laddo!..we also love aval laddos..:)

  7. PRADNYA says:

    this is a great idea to make especially when u mistakenly order 1.5 Kgs of poha in a month. i loved the video

  8. yes I agree videos are so much more work than they look but I am glad I inspired you and both the video and the recipe looks delicious!

  9. Looks amazing!!!Bookmarked

  10. Poha ladoos look so delicious and these are so easy to make as well. Try to krna banta hai 🙂

  11. delicious ladoo sapana, perfect for the festive season!

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