Sunday 3 November 2013

Ghotma Ladoos Rajasthani Indian Sweet

 Wishing all readers a very happy Diwali

This recipe for Ghotma Ladoos, I discovered at Jagruti's cooking Odyssey, it is a ladoo recipe very unique to Rajasthan -Jaisalmer. Jagrutis recipe post can be found here and here is also a video showing how the Ghotma ladoos are made in the authentic way in Jaisalmer.
I have adapted the recipe slightly and added a few extra ingredients.



250 g chickpea flour
1 tablespoon melted ghee for batter
½ cup water
1 litre sunflower oil for deep frying


175 g sugar
125 g condensed milk
60g clarified butter
30 g milk powder
30 g almond powder

1 teaspoon cardamom powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg powder
30 g coarsely chopped pistachio nuts
30g coarsely chopped almonds
1 tablespoon almonds flakes
coloured red and slightly crushed

How to colour almonds red:
Put almond flakes in a zip lock bag and add few drops of red food colouring, shake the bag to colour the almonds red.Place a sheet of kitchen paper on a tray anddry the coloured almonds, once dry use them for garnish


1.Mix the chickpea flour and water with the melted ghee and make a lump free batter.
2.Heat oil in a large wok and using a ladle with holes pour the batter through it into the hot oil to form small droplets of batter.
3. Deep fry the boondis until crisp ad drain them on kitchen paper .Repeat for rest of batter.
4. Once all boondis are made weigh out 350 grams for the recipe and store rest away for future use.

5. In a microwaveable bowl add the clarified butter, condensed milk,milk powder and almond powder and mix well.
6.Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes stirring after 1 minute.The mixture should start to come together to form a semi solid ball. Cook for a further 30 seconds and remove from microwave and leave to cool.
7. In a food processor add the 350 g of prepared boondi and the sugar and blend until a fine sand like texture forms.
8. Add to this mixture the prepared mawa mixture made in the microwave, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder  and blend again until all the ingredients are combined.
9.Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add the coarsely chopped pistachios, almonds and the red crushed almonds.Mix everything together.You should be able to form balls from the mixture, if the mixture appears dry add an additional spoonful of condensed milk, just enough to bind the mixture.
10. Make bite sized ladoos from the mixture freeform or using aladoo mould.


  1. Never heard of this before. I am so sure they were delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  2. very authentic recipe and so well made. hope you are havin a great Diwali.

  3. Happy Diwali to you and your family.
    The sweets look so delicious.

  4. Heard of the name, but never cooked :) Thanks for posting, laddu looks delicious :)

  5. Thanks for this recipe. they look great

  6. Love the shape of these ladoos. Happy Diwali.

  7. Thanks for posting, I like the sound of these.

  8. A delicious offering to the gods.

  9. They look almost too good to eat.


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