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Ram Ladoo

Ram Ladoo is a popular street food made with fluffy lentil fritters that are topped with green and sweet chutney. Ram Ladoo are soft and airy on the inside.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 4 hrs 35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 4 Servings


To make Ram Ladoo:

  • 1 cup moong dal
  • ¼ cup chana dal
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1" Ginger piece, finely grated
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro, finely chopped
  • ½~1 tsp Red Chili powder (adjust as per taste preference)
  • tsp Asafoetida (hing)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • To taste salt
  • For Frying Oil

For the Toppings:

  • As needed Green Chutney
  • As needed tamarind chutney
  • 4 Small Radish, grated
  • 1 tsp chaat masala


Make Ladoo:

  • Soak moong dal and chana dal for 3~4 hours. Drain the water and grind dal into a fine paste --add very very little water.
  • Take the paste into a mixing bowl, add ground cumin powder, ginger, cilantro, red chili powder, asafoetida and salt. Whisk well to mix all the ingredients and also to aerate the mixture a little bit. This step will help in making fluffy ladoo.
  • Heat oil for deep frying on medium flame.
  • Just before frying the ladoo, add baking soda and mix well to combine.
  • Put about 1 tablespoon of batter in the hot oil and fry until golden on all sides. Remove onto paper towel lined plate and repeat with the remaining batter.

Assemble Ram Ladoo:

  • Once all the ladoo are fried, divide them between 4 serving bowls. Top with green chutney, tamarind chutney, grated radish and chaat masala. Serve right away and ENJOY!!
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