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malai laddu

Many people love laddu but don’t make it at home as they feel its very difficult, time consuming and are doubtful about the end result. I too was sailing in the boat in the initial years of marriage and still find it tough making few laddus. Today i have for you all one great easy peasy laddu that so delicious, easy n quickie to make, beginner’s delight and the end result is just awesome.  I’m speaking of  ” Paneer Laddu / Malai Laddu ” , one of the common sweet in North India during diwali .  The best part of this laddu is ..it calls for less than a tsp of ghee and making it takes 15 mins max… Don’t you agree with me ??? …I know you will once you try….Here goes the recipe…

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You can also check other laddu recipes like dry fruit laddu , Sugar free dry fruit laddu etc

malai laddu

Paneer Laddu / Malai Laddu

Smitha Kalluraya
Course Dessert
Cuisine north indian
Servings 12 number


  • 200 gms paneer, (store bought or homemade)
  • 3/4 cup Condensed Milk
  • 1/4 cup Boiled Milk, (at room temp)
  • 1 tbsp Sugar, (optional)
  • Ghee to grease
  • 2 nos Elachi / Cardamom seeds
  • 2 drops Kewra essence / rose essence
  • few strands Kesar / Saffron threads

For decoration : 

  • a pinch orange color
  • Pistachio finely cut


  • Place paneer cubes in hot water.Let it remain in it for 10-15 mins. This gives the paneer a soft melt-in-mouth texture. If using home made paneer you can omit it  .
  • Crumble paneer using your finger .
  • Transfer the crumbled paneer to a mixer jar along with milk , condensed milk, kesar , elaichi and essence . Grind to a very very smooth paste . If required add some more milk or condensed milk . Taste test . If required add sugar .
  • To a wide kadai,transfer the ground paste .
    make malai laddu
  • Switch on the flame.Keep the flame on medium and stir in regular intervals.
  • After sometime you will observe that the mixure will start thickening .Keep stirring .
  • Once the mixture starts leaving the surface and becomes a single lump , its done.
    how to do malai laddu
  • Transfer the laddu mixture to a ghee greased plate and allow it to cool a bit . Once warm , knead it well . Make small balls and arrange on butterpaper.
  • Dissolve a pinch of orange food color in few drops of water .
  • Decorate the paneer laddu by keeping a colored dot and sliced pistachios.
    malai laddu for beginners
  • That's it paneer laddu is ready to relish . Stays fresh for 5-6 days when refrigerated .


  1. If using homemade paneer needn't keep in hot water else you must . That will make paneer soft.
  2. Do grind paneer , milk mixture to very smooth paste . Else the laddu will become crumbly and you wouldn't be able to make balls .

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  • Reply
    Rafeeda AR
    November 4, 2015 at 4:23 am

    I would want to grab that whole box now! Looks amazing… would love to try these…

  • Reply
    November 5, 2015 at 1:01 am

    Can I have the full box..looks supr yum

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    marudhus kitchen
    November 5, 2015 at 10:30 am

    paneer ladoo is so nice and attractive…yumm

  • Reply
    November 10, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Hi, I tried this yesterday.. It came out yummy!! Thanks a ton 🙂

  • Reply
    September 23, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Hi Smitha .. I have tried this recipe yesterday.. the taste was nice.. but my ladoo became more like peda . it was little dry… can u tell me where I mgt have gone wrong. It will really help me to improve it next time. Thanks Divisha

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    October 7, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    This is an amazing recipe. I just made this for my husband’s birthday tomorrow.

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