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Sweet Potato Ladoo Recipe

Written by on October 5, 2022

Sweet potato ladoo – Healthy dessert for Navratri vrat or any other religious fasting.
  • 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 a 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.
  • 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, and make the 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 the 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 the 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 sides.
  • Similarly, prepare all the ladoos this way.
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