Sweet potato ladoo recipe (Shakkarkand ke laddu recipe)
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Sweet potato ladoo recipe

Sweet potato ladoo recipe – Healthy dessert recipe for Navratri vrat or any other religious fasting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 ladoos
Calories 64kcal
Author Kanan


  • 300 grams or 1 ½ cups Sweet potatoes boiled, peeled, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee (clarified butter)
  • ½ cup Phool makhana (Fox nuts or lotus seeds)
  • 3-4 Cashew nuts chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Raisins
  • 1-2 tablespoons Sugar or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Rose water



  • First boil the sweet potatoes in pressure cooker till it gets soft. Instead you can steam it as well.
  • Once cool to touch, peel the skin and discard. Then mash till it is smooth.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon of ghee in a pan on medium heat.
  • Once hot add makhana and roast for 2-3 minutes or till they are crispy and change the color slightly.
  • Them remove it to a plate or bowl and keep it aside to cool.
  • Heat the remaining ghee in the same pan.
  • Now add cashews and roast till they are light brown in color. Then drain the excess ghee and remove it to a bowl.
  • Now add raisins and roast till they are plump. Drain the ghee and remove it to the same bowl.
  • Now makhana should be cool, make fine powder into the grinder.

Making sweet potato ladoo recipe:

  • Now again heat the remaining ghee and add mashed sweet potato.
  • Mix and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add sugar and rose water.
  • Mix well as sugar melts it will become loose. Continue stirring and cooking till the mixture gets thick and there is no more moisture.
  • Remove it to a plate and let it cool to touch.
  • Once cooled, add fried cashews and raisins. Mix well using hands.
  • Now grease your palm and start shaping the ladoos.
  • Now add the ladoo into the makhana powder. Roll into it to coat from all the sides.
  • Similarly prepare all the ladoos this way.


Serving: 1ladoo | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.3g | Protein: 0.6g | Fat: 2.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 3.8g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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