Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Power Ladoo (post no 27)

Ojas is a really fussy eater, hardly eats and when he eats it feels that he is the one who is always on diet… wouldnt touch ghee and butter… anything I put the these two things would be refused point blank…

From past sometime everyone has been telling me he has become thin but I was like ok as long as he is healthy I dont care… but in his last visit the doc also mentioned that he is dropping percentiles and not putting on weight (he has actually not put on a single gram in the past two months )

So started a search for a snack (that is what he loves to have rather than full meals) and when my mom made the besan ladoos he loved… me and mom sat and came up with the power ladoos… and here is the recpie… he eats on every morning and sometimes one in the evening too… i am glad he is enjoying this and thought will share with u all…


  • 2 cups of mixed pulses (i took all of the pulses at home, apart from channa dal)
  • 2 cups of multigrain flour (here is how u can make it)
  • 1 cup of besan
  • 1/2 cup semolina
  • 2 cups of ghee
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (ojas likes this when its less on sweet, if u want add more sugar)
  • 2 cup of mixed dry fruits (almonds, cashew, melon seeds, chirongi, flax seeds, walnuts)


  1. Wash and dry all pulses
  2. Dry roast the pulses for 4-5 mins till they turn very light brown, take care not to overroast them
  3. Dry roast the dry fruits for 4-5 mins
  4. Finely grind the pulses
  5. Coarsely grind the dry fruits
  6. Heat oil and add the flour to it
  7. Fry for 5-6 mins stirring continuously, take care not to let it stick to the pan
  8. Add the powered dals and fry for 3-4 mins
  9. Add the semolina and fry for another 3-4 mins
  10. Add the besan and fry for 6-7 mins till u get a nice aroma and ghee comes out in the side of the pan
  11. Add the dry fruits and sugar and fry for another 3 mins
  12. let it cool and make ladoos

He really enjoys eating it and I think it provides him some amount of fats needed plus the other nutrition too…

PS: will add the pic soon

PPS: cross posted at healthy and tasty

25 comments on “Power Ladoo (post no 27)

  1. Tara
    May 31, 2009

    sounds nutritious.. its interesting that you keep innovating such stuff.

    • monikamanchanda
      June 1, 2009

      thanks tara

  2. Solilo
    May 31, 2009

    I can use this for my little picky eater. She also loathes cheese and heavy cream.

    • monikamanchanda
      June 1, 2009

      glad try hope she likes it our little ones are so picky

  3. Prats
    May 31, 2009

    Sounds Yummm!!!
    Actually realized that is there an english word for Chironji???

    • monikamanchanda
      June 1, 2009

      🙂 google zindabad prats

    May 31, 2009

    Won’t it be high on calories?

    • monikamanchanda
      June 1, 2009

      BK it will be but kids do need the calories isnt it

  5. Goofy Mumma
    May 31, 2009

    Monika, I have two things to say here….
    1. Don’t get him used to eating fats if he does not like them, The thing with fats is that we are conditioned to like them, because they appeal to our taste buds, and that want remains for life. Try and fulfill that with things like dates, honey etc. Try giving him milk and bananas every morning for a healthy weight increase. Please try not to make him love ghee… I am saying this, because I am such a huge rotund creature today.

    2. Don’t worry about the weight, each child has his own growth pattern. According to the BB’s pediatrician, after the first year, the weight gain is about 1-2 kgs per year. The BB does not put on weight for months, in his second year, he just put on 1.5 kgs. The doc was absolutely satisfied. Do try and read up on the net about it. But don’t worry, just don’t worry ok? The Indian craze for overweight babies is pure madness.

    • monikamanchanda
      June 1, 2009

      ha ha tell me abt it i am a rotund myself 😦 but nevertheless I believe that some amount of fats are indeed required by the body… all food groups have their own place and importance… remember the pyramid 🙂

      and abt the weight no i am not too worried, I DONT WANT HIM TO BECOME OVER WEIGHT BUT I DONT WANT HIM TO BE UNDERWEIGHT EITHER… which he really is… just abt the 5the percentile of weight and in 70th percentile of weight which puts him in approx 3rd percentile

      having said that i am giving this to him as i said above i strongly believe in the fact that all food groups have importance and are required and the amount of energy they burn gosh

  6. pujathakur
    June 1, 2009

    Hey thanks re!! I think its really a great idea esp for kids who are so active (and so I am not so worried about the fat part)..

    Vaise it was tempting enough for me to fantasize getting some for myself too 😉

    • monikamanchanda
      June 1, 2009

      i agree they are so hyper active and bad eaters so i guess its fine and they do need some fats anyways

      oh tell me abt it I control myself so hard not to eat it

  7. Poppy
    June 1, 2009

    Oh yess I love this one. A friend made it for me when I was preggers and I just gobbled it up. Very very nutritious (and fattening!) but perfect for toddlers!

    • monikamanchanda
      June 1, 2009


      oh the one made of preggers is little diff, no dals and some guand is put supposed to help in lactation


  8. Aathira
    June 1, 2009

    When I was a kid… I could survive the whole day on bread, cheese, milk and fish! I think looking back that was quite nutritious!

    • monikamanchanda
      June 1, 2009

      oh i would be a happy mom if he eats all of that in the things u mentioned he eats only fish

  9. Abha
    June 1, 2009


    sounds really good Monika! time i check cub’s weight too! 😀


    • monikamanchanda
      June 1, 2009

      ya its good to keep an eye but dont fret over the weight too much 😀

      and glad u like it

  10. monika
    June 1, 2009

    I’ll try this some day coz I too love Besan ladoos

    • monikamanchanda
      June 2, 2009

      try it and this is a good time monika u dont have to count the calories 😀

  11. Mampi
    June 3, 2009

    the name is intriguing-loved it- power ladoos…
    and the dish sounds really nutritious, will try this-but in winters. Here in punjab it might get too much to try in the scorching heat.

    • monikamanchanda
      June 5, 2009

      ya i agree try it in winters here in blore we are blessed to have a lovely weather all thru

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  13. Garima
    August 7, 2009

    I liked the recipe very much… I hope my son also likes it. I wanted to know which pulses can I use to make these ladoos. Please name them.


  14. Diksha Malhotra
    August 20, 2010

    hey this recipe was really useful.

    I am currently working on Development of Food Cluster in Maharashtra and this information was used to the fullest.

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