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Almond or Badam Ladoo

Another delicious yet very easy to make sweetmeat. It is made with a mixture of ground almonds, milk powder, syrup and spices. You may grind your almonds at home or buy it from the supermarkets. My local grocers have a machine where one can make one's own peanut or almond butter. I usually buy the ground almonds from there.

Here is the recipe


  • 2 cups ground almonds
  • 500g Klim full-cream milk powder or any brand of full cream milk powder
  • pinch salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • sliced almonds (colored) for decoration
  • 2 tsps. ground cardamom (elachi)
  • ½ tsp. rose essence
  • ¼tsp. ground nutmeg


  • Mix almonds, milk powder and spices together smoothly
  • Mix sugar and water and bring to the boil
  • When syrup is about to spin a thread,(test between fingers), add the almond mix and stir well for about 2 minutes
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • While still warm shape into walnut size balls and decorate with ground almonds

almond laddoo

Delicious round almond ladoo


This treat is really easy to do and yet so delicious. You will be certain to have success with this recipe.

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