South Indian Delight Pearl Millet Laddu / Kambu Laddu

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With my new found passion for millets when I recently mentioned to one of my close friend that I had prepared curd rice when she mentioned millets would also taste wonderfull as laddus.So I found a recipe online and tried it out immediately.

This laddu has a wonderfull crunchy and crispy texture that would break softly and make you feel excited with every bite.And as it is packed with nutrition you can have it guilt free !!

Millets are also a great economic booster to the farming community so its my small contribution to make India self reliant and healthy.


  • 1 cup pearl millet (Bajra, Kambu)
  • 1 cup grated jaggery
  • 1 tbsp chopped cashewnuts
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 3-4 cardamom crushed
  • 5 tbsp ghee

Dry roast the pearl millet until a nice aroma drifts in the air or until it is light golden color. Let it cool for some time, then grind it to make it a powder.

Heat 1 tbsp clarified butter or ghee in a pan, add cashewnuts and raisins and fry till golden brown. Switch off the flame, add the above millet powder, jaggery, cardamon powder to this mixture and mix properly.The heat of the pan will make the jaggery melt a little and blend nicely into the mixture.

Transfer the whole mixture to a plate , take portion by portion of mixture, add little ghee and make your laddus.

In place of jaggery you can use sugar

You can replace the ghee with honey and also reducie the quantity of jaggery, so that you laddu is sweet and binded.


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