Jowar Laddu

Cooks in : 20 min Serves: 4 people

Diwali, the festival lights is the time when a variety of sweets are made at home. Laddus are the favourite ones which is prepared  during this festive season. Generally, rava/sooji or lentils are used to make laddus. I tried with jowar flour and never imagined that it will taste just like rava laddus! I used sugar syrup hack of OPOS.


  • 1 Cup Jowar/Cholam flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 100 grms Ghee
  • 1/4 Cup Water for making syrup
  • 1/8 tps Cardamom Powder
  • 3 tbsp chopped dry fruits roasted in ghee
  • A big pinch of Lemon Yellow Colour


  1. Dry roast the flour on low flame till nice aroma. Switch off.
  2. In a 2 Ltr Pressure Cooker, add sugar, water, cardamom powder, food colour and half the quantity of ghee.
  3. Close and cook for 4 whistles on small burner high. Carefully release pressure manually.
  4. Add the roasted flour, dry fruits and mix well. Keep covered for 10 minutes.
  5. Open and transfer the mixture to a mixie jar.
  6. Add the remaining ghee and give a quick run so that everything gets mixed well without any lump.
  7. Make laddus and store in an air tight container.


    1. Hi Soujanya,
      Did you follow the same measurements for the sugar syrup? One more whistle will make the syrup thick and it will turn the mixture dry. You have to follow exactly the sugar syrup recipe and after 4 whistles the pressure has to be released manually immediately. All these steps are very important.

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