Gond Ke Laddu

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Made using edible gum resin (gond), whole wheat flour, heaps of makhana, chironji, and enriching dried nuts and seeds, Gond Ke Laddu is a healthy snack or dessert option. Make these for the upcoming winter season and feed your family for their good health.

Here are some more ladoo recipes perfect for festivals and special occasions: Kesar Malai Laddu, Til Mawa Ladoo, Churma Ladoo, Besan Ke Ladoo, Nariyal Ke Ladoo.

Gond ke laddu served on a plate.
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About Gond Ke Laddu

Gond Ke Laddu (Gond Laddu), as the name suggests, is a laddu made using gond (edible gum).

It is a popular sweet made in some North Indian states, especially in winter, such as Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.

Gond Laddu contains many dried nuts, seeds, and fruits, making it a very healthy snack option.

These energy balls are considered healthy to consume in winter due to their rich ingredients, which keep us warm and protect our bodies from chilly winters.

These atta gond laddu are also given to new mothers post-delivery as they help to keep the body system warm and help in lactation. Not only for mothers, but these ladoos are also great for kids and toddlers, as they are rich in iron, calcium, and protein.

My recipe makes 20-22 laddos. They can be stored for about a month in an airtight container at room temperature.

Ingredients

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All the ingredients to make these laddus are easily available at any Indian grocery store or online portals like Amazon.

Gond – Gond or edible gum is the hardened sap sourced from wild-growing acacia plants.

It has high nutritional value and is used in various bakery items, such as ice creams and ladoos. You can read a detailed article about it here.

There are two types of gond: Acacia Gum and Tragacanth Gum. To make these ladoos, you will need Acacia Gum, which is made using the dried sap of the babul tree. When roasted in ghee, it puffs up and becomes crunchy. Ask for babul ka gond at any Indian grocery store.

Dried Nuts – These ladoos are loaded with dried nuts such as almonds, cashew nuts, and chironji. You can also add some raisins if you like.

Ghee is one of the main ingredients that add a lot of richness and flavor to the laddu.

Whole Wheat Flour – Whole wheat flour (gehu ka atta) makes the base of these laddus.

Powdered Sugar – You can adjust the amount of sugar according to your taste. You can also use powdered jaggery instead of powdered sugar.

Others – You will also need makhana (foxnuts), melon seeds, white poppy seeds (khus khus), dry coconut, and dry ginger powder (saunth).

How To Make Gond Ke Laddu

Heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a pan over medium heat.

Ghee heating in a pan.

Once the ghee is hot, add ½ cup of thinly sliced dry coconut and fry until they are browned, stirring frequently.

Transfer the fried coconut to a bowl.

Fried coconut in the pan.

Add 1 cup of chopped mahkana into the pan and roast until lightly browned and crispy, stirring frequently.

Transfer the roasted makhana to the bowl.

Roasted makhana in the pan.

Add 1 tablespoon ghee to the same pan.

Add 3.5 oz (100 g) gond and fry until it is puffed up.

Transfer the gond to a mortar and pestle.

Fried gond in the pan.

Add another 1 tablespoon ghee to the pan.

Add the following ingredients and roast until the nuts are lightly browned.

  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup slivered cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoon melon seeds
  • 2 tablespoon chironji
Almonds, cashew nuts and chironji added to the pan.

Add 2 tablespoon white poppy seeds to the pan and roast for another minute.

Transfer the dried nuts and poppy seeds to the bowl.

White poppy seeds added to the pan.

Crush the puffed gond to make a coarse powder.

Crushed gond in a mortar

Wipe the pan well with paper tissues to remove any nuts or seeds sticking to it.

Heat 2 tablespoon ghee in the same pan over medium heat.

Ghee added to a the pan.

Add 2 cups of whole wheat flour to the pan and roast until nicely browned, stirring very frequently.

Flour added to the pan.
Roasted flour.

Once the flour is nicely browned, add 2 teaspoon ginger powder, roasted nuts, seeds, and crushed gond and mix well.

Fried nuts and gond added to the flour.

Add the remaining ghee and mix well.

Remaining ghee added to the pan.
Mixed well.

Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool down for 5 minutes.

Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and mix well.

Check for sugar and add more if needed.

Powdered sugar added to the pan.

Make ladoos from the mixture while it is still warm. If it’s not binding, add more melted ghee.

Transfer the laddos to an airtight container and serve them at room temperature.

Ready gond ke laddu.

Pro Tips By Neha

Always use desi ghee or good quality ghee to make these Ladoo. Do not compromise on the quality.

Make sure you fry the gond well so that it puffs up nicely. If it is not fried properly, it will stick in your mouth. Also, it is important to use a good-quality gond.

The ladoos are shaped when the mixture is slightly hot, so do not wait until it reaches room temperature.

Do not add less ghee than mentioned, otherwise, the ladoo will not bind.

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4.78 from 9 votes

Gond Ke Laddu Recipe (Edible Gum Ladoo)

Made using edible gum resin (gond), whole wheat flour, heaps of makhana, chironji, and enriching dried nuts and seeds, Gond Ke Laddu is a healthy snack or dessert option. Make these for the upcoming winter season and feed your family for their good health.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 20 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup ghee (divided, plus some more if required)
  • ½ cup thinly sliced dry coconut
  • 1 cup makhana (foxnuts) (cut into small pieces)
  • 3.5 ounces gond (edible gum) (100 g)
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup slivered cashew nuts (Sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons chironji
  • 2 tablespoons melon seeds
  • 2 tablespoons white poppy seeds
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (gehu ka atta)
  • 2 teaspoons ginger powder (saunth)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (or boora)
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Instructions 

  • Heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a pan over medium heat.
  • Once the ghee is hot, add dry coconut and fry until they are browned, stirring frequently.
  • Transfer the fried coconut to a bowl.
  • Add mahkana into the pan and roast until they are lightly browned and crispy, stirring frequently.
  • Transfer the roasted makhana to the bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon ghee to the same pan.
  • Add gond and fry until it is puffed up.
  • Transfer the gond to a mortar and pestle.
  • Add another 1 tablespoon ghee to the pan.
  • Add almonds, cashew nuts, melon seeds, and chironji and roast until nuts are lightly browned.
  • Add poppy seeds to the pan and roast for another minute.
  • Transfer the dried nuts and poppy seeds to the bowl.
  • Crush the puffed gond to make a coarse powder.
  • Wipe the pan well with paper tissues to remove any nuts or seeds sticking to it.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon ghee in the same pan over medium heat.
  • Add whole wheat flour to the pan and roast until nicely browned, stirring very frequently.
  • Once the flour is nicely browned, add ginger powder, roasted nuts, seeds, and crushed gond and mix well.
  • Add the remaining ghee and mix well.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool down for 5 minutes.
  • Add powdered sugar and mix well.
  • Check for sugar and add more if needed.
  • Make ladoos from the mixture while the mixture is still warm. Add some more melted ghee to this mixture if it’s not binding.
  • Transfer the laddos to an airtight container and serve them at room temperature.

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Notes

The ladoos are shaped when the mixture is slightly hot, so do not wait until it gets to room temperature.
Do not add less ghee than mentioned, otherwise, the ladoo will not bind.

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 229mg, Fiber: 4g, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 59mg, Iron: 1.8mg
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