Millet ladoo / Laddu / Unde / Urundai / Sweet millet balls (siridhanya | siruthaniyam recipe)

Laddus are the popular sweet Indian snacks that are traditionally savored on all occasions. They are typically made with flours of grains or seeds or nuts or with wholesome nuts and and seeds with sweetener of choice and fats (ghee/ butter / oil). In this recipe I’m gonna show you how to make delicious millet laddus with nuts and seeds that are fiber rich and healthy. It’s no secret millets are the most nutritious seeds that are packed with nutrients and good health. Enjoy them guilt free because they are simply good for you.

Millet ladoo / Laddu / Unde / Urundai / Sweet millet balls (siridhanya | siruthaniyam recipe)


12 to 15

Prep time

25 mins

Cooking time

Difficulty level



  • Little millet (Samai, Saame) – ½ cup, roasted and powdered or millet of your choice

  • Peanut – ½ cup, roasted, coarsely ground

  • Sesame seeds – ½ cup, roasted

  • Fried gram – ½ cup, powdered

  • Dry coconut , chopped in small pieces – 1/4 cup

  • Jaggery syrup or powdered jaggery – ½ cup 

  • Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp 


  • Dry roast 1/2 cup peanuts, 1/2 cup sesame seeds, 1/2 cup millet separately and keep aside and allow to cool.
  • Add roasted millet and 1/2 cup fried gram to a mixer grinder jar and make a fine powder.
  • Coarsely grind peanuts in mixer grinder jar and keep aside.
  • To a frying pan, add 1/2 cup jaggery syrup or powdered jaggery and heat until it bubbles up. Add finely powdered millet and fried gram flour, roasted sesame seeds, coarsely ground peanuts, 1/4 tsp cardamom powder, 1/4 cup finely chopped dry coconut pieces and combine well and turn off the heat.
  • While the mixture is slightly hot, roll them into balls and make laddus. If the mixture hardens up, sprinkle some water onto your palm and roll the laddus.

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