Tata Sampann Recipes – Diwali Special: Healthy Moong Dal Laddu

This article is authored by Bonny Shah. Bonny is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

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While enjoying Diwali sweets, many of us have the implications of indulging into sugar and fat-laden food at the back of our minds. As we work hard towards our health goals throughout the year, there are instances like festivals that offer us a chance to let go and indulge to our heart’s content. But undoing weeks and months’ worth of hard work can be a dreadful outcome of this. A great way to avoid this is to choose Diwali sweets and snacks that are healthier.

Many Indian sweets are inherently healthy and can be tweaked to make them healthier. For example, sweets like payasam and besan ladoo, both of these have healthy ingredients as a base. Just making some changes can make a difference. This Diwali while you plan your snacks and sweets, try recipes such as this Healthy Moong Dal Laddu which will not only address your craving for indulgence but it will also help you stay true to your health goals. Moong dal is a good source of healthy nutrients such as protein, fibre, manganese, magnesium, folate etc. It is one of the best plant-based sources of protein. Moong dal is a good option for people suffering from diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure. It aids in digestive health as well.

Take a look at this extremely easy recipe from Nirmla Nehra.


  • 1 cup Tata Sampann Split Yellow Moong Dal
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 2 tbsp Dry Coconut Powder (optional)
  • 4-5 tbsp Dry Fruits, Slivered


1. Take one cup of Tata Sampann Split Moong Dal and wash it well. After it is washed, leave it in a strainer so that the water is drained completely.

2. In a pan, take 1 tbsp ghee from the 1/4th cup mentioned in the ingredients. Save the rest for later.

3. Once the ghee is heated, add the moong dal and roasted it well. Do this in on a low flame. This will help in developing a better taste and grinding it properly.

4. Roast the dal till it becomes golden. Let it cool.

5. Once the dal is at room temperature, grind it in a mixer to make flour.

6. Transfer this into a pan and add the remaining ghee. Mix this well. Roast this till it changes colour.

7. Add milk to this in batches. Make sure you mix in the milk before adding the rest.

8. Add the sugar to this mixture. Cook this only till the sugar gets incorporated. Cooking it longer may make the laddus hard.

9. Add the dry coconut powder and mix it.

10. Transfer this to a bowl and add the dry fruits and cardamom powder.

11. While this mixture is still warm, shape it into laddus.

Did you try this healthy recipe? Leave us your feedback in the comments below.


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