» Getahead » Diwali recipe: How to make Malai Laddoos

Diwali recipe: How to make Malai Laddoos

By Shikha Goel
Last updated on: October 16, 2014 18:20 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

Rediff reader Shikha Goel sent us this lip-smacking recipe of Malai Laddoo.

What's your favourite Diwali recipe? Tell us!

This Diwali, impress your guests with these melt-in-your-mouth laddoos.

Here's the recipe for Malai Laddoos:

Malai Ladoo


  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 200 gm coarsely crumbled cottage cheese or paneer
  • 1 tsp edible rose water

For garnish

  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • A few sliced pistachios
  • A few strands of saffron


  • On a work surface, knead paneer with the base of your palm till it has a nice creamy texture.
  • Heat the paneer in a pan with the condensed milk on low heat till the mixture starts to leave the edges and it solidifies.
  • Add rose water. Mix well and allow to cool.
  • When it is at room temperature, take a handful of the mixture and shape them into one-inch diameter balls.
  • Garnish with cardamom powder, slices of pista and saffron strands.

Image courtesy:


Reader Invite

Do you have an interesting Diwali recipe that you'd like to share with us?

Simply write in to (subject line: 'Diwali recipes') with your name, home-town and any interesting details about the origin of the recipe, along with a photograph, if possible.

We will publish the best ones right here on

Click here for interesting food recipes and features!



Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
Shikha Goel