Aata Ladoo recipe

Atta Ladoo Recipe

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This Atta Ladoo or Whole Wheat Flour Ladoo is one of the healthiest Indian mithai recipe, which can also be served as a snack. It has aata (whole wheat flour), boora (sugar crystals), nuts and a very moderate amount of ghee to bind everything together.

Making ladoos is always a wonderful experience. You bring together some of the simple ingredients and see them turn into something very delicious and healthy. This Atta Ladoo is a perfect example of that.

In this post, I have shared a step-by-step recipe with photos to help you make some super healthy and easy atta ka ladoo at home.

Atta Ladoo

Honestly, I have learnt making Indian sweets at home quite recently. I have always seen folks making them at home, had my friends bring over what their moms would make, but I have never seen them made while growing up.

Barring Payesh and Malpuas, rest of the mishtis, as well as, Indian mithais were always store-bought. However, lately I have seen myself hooked to this penchant to try and make more sweet recipes at home.

The quality of the sweets is unmatched. After all only the best ingredients are in use.

This atta ka ladoo is a North Indian winter speciality. When the temperature threatens to touch the freezing point, we need all sorts of comfort giving food to keep us warm and cozy.

This atta ladoo recipe brings together roasted aata along with some cashews, melon seeds and fox nuts (makhana) with ghee to give you good dose good health with every bite.

How to make Atta Ladoo – Ingredients list

  • Atta or Whole Wheat Flour
  • Boora – alternate would be Castor Sugar or Icing Sugar
  • Ghee or Clarified Butter – alternate would be unsalted Butter but no EVOO or any other oil. Indian sweets are non-forgiving in this matter!
  • Cashews – You may also use Almonds
  • Fox Nuts or Makhana
  • Melon Seeds
  • Nutmeg Powder
  • Green Cardamom Powder

In case you wish to avoid white sugar, you may make this atta ladoo recipe with jaggery. Simply replace sugar with powdered jaggery.

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Atta Ladoo Recipe
  1. Fry the Cashew, Foxnuts and Melon seeds in ghee till golden. Remove from the pan and grind them into a coarse mix. You may leave the Melon seeds whole.
  2. Add the flour in the pan and dry roast it till it turns golden in colour.
  3. Then add the Ghee and fry it further till it gets mixed up and roasts further.
Atta Ladoo Recipe
  1. Once the mix has turned golden-brown, add the powdered spices and coarsely crushed nuts and seeds.
  2. Mix everything nicely and turn off the heat
  3. Once it is cool enough to handle, mix the boora or sugar and start rolling them into ladoos. You should get 10 small lemon sized ladoos from this batch.

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Atta Ladoo Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

This Atta Ladoo or Whole Wheat Flour Ladoo is one of the healthiest Indian mithai recipe, which can also be served as a snack. It has aata (whole wheat flour), boora (sugar crystals), nuts and a very moderate amount of ghee to bind everything together.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Punjabi
Keyword: Atta Ladoo Recipe, Diwali Sweets Recipes, Indian Dessert Recipe, Indian Sweets Recipes, Ladoo Recipes, Mithai Recipes, Whole Wheat Flour Recipes
Servings: 10 pieces
Author: Priyanka
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour or Atta
  • ¼ cup Boora
  • ¼ cup Ghee
  • ¼ cup Cashew
  • 1 cup Fox Nuts or Makhana
  • 2 tbsp Melon Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 3 Green Cardamom
  1. Take 2 tbsp of Ghee in a pan and fry the cashews till golden. Once they are ready, add the fox nuts or makhanas to it and roast till they get golden. Turn off the heat and add the melon seeds and stir it for a minute or so.

  2. Now, put this into a food processor and grind it into a coarse mix. Keep it aside.

  3. In a heavy bottom pan, dry roast the atta or whole wheat flour on low heat by stirring constantly. Continue till it turns golden brown in colour and gives out a nutty aroma.

  4. Add the ghee in this and continue cooking till the ghee is absorbed completely and the flour becomes a bit darker.

  5. Crush the cardamom and remove the peels. Add the powder and the nutmeg powder to the roasted atta. Give it a mix.

  6. Add the crushed nuts in this, mix well and turn off the heat.

  7. Take the mix out in a mixing bowl and allow this to cool down a bit.

  8. When it is comfortable to touch, add the boora or granulated sugar. Give it a good mix and start making ladoos. You can divide the entire mix into 10 parts and start working on each.

  9. Take one part in your palm and press it into a ball. continue doing so till you get a round shape.

  10. In case you feel that the ladoos aren't getting a good bind, add a tablespoon of warm ghee into the mix and work with it.

  11. Once all the ladoos are ready, keep it in an air-tight container. No need to refrigerate.

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