laddu pethi

Laddu Pethi

Laddu Pethi recipe with step by step pictures.It is a popular street food from Lahore Pakistan.These are basically fried pakoras or vadas made from moong dal and channa dal batter. However they are called as Laddu Pethi.

laddu pethi
laddu pethi

These laddus served with different styles of chatnies and white radish. This is a perfect combination of flavors do try it.

This recipe is very much similar to indian recipe ram laddu but you can say almost same.Do use white radish because that is very important ingredient of this recipe. Few more similar recipe on the blog are

  1. Bhigare Dahi Bary
  2. Ragra Patties
  3. Dahi Vada
  4. Papri Chat

Serve these laddu pethi as soon as these assembled with the toppings. You can find more pakora recipes here if you want.

Recipe of Laddu Pethi



List 1 for dal laddu

  • Channa Dal   1 cup/200 g
  • Mong Dal    1 tbsp/15 g
  • Mash Dal    1 tbsp/15 g
  • Salt  1/2 tsp as required
  • Baking soda  1/4 tsp

List 2 for Apricot Chatni

  • Tamarind  200 g  or tamarind pulp 1/2 cup
  • Dried Apricot  100 g
  • Sugar  3/4 cup
  • Salt  a pinch
  • Red chili powder  1/4 tsp

List 3 for Tamarind chatni

  • Tamarind  200 g or tamarind pulp  1/2 cup
  • Fresh Coriander  a hand full
  • Green chilli  1
  • Salt  1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder  1/2 tsp
  • Red chili flakes 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin crushed  1 tsp

List 4 other ingredients,

  • White radish  as required
  • Chat masala  as required
  • Fresh coriander 


laddu pethi
For apricot chatni soak dried apricots for 1 hour. In a separate bowl soak tamarind. Mash it throw all seed. Now combine this tamarind pulp, apricots and all other ingredients from list 2. Cook it for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat let it cool. Then grind it fine.
laddu pethi
Apricot cahtni is ready. Set it a side.
laddu pethi
Combine all list 3 ingredients for tamarind chatni. Grind fine.
laddu pethi
Tamarind chatni is ready. Set it a side.
laddu pethi
Now for laddus soak all 3 lentils for 3-4 hours. Throw all water.
Make sure there is no water in it before grinding.
laddu pethi
Grind it very fine. There should no grains in it. Add in 1/4 tsp baking soda and salt. Beat it well with hands.
laddu pethi
Make small rounds with hands and fry them on medium heat.
laddu pethi
Take out.
Give them coal smoke ,this is a traditional way of serving them. I don’t have coal this time so I am serving them as it is.
laddu pethi
Grate white radish.
laddu pethi
Take some yogurt add some black rock salt in it. Now gather all prepared ingredients at one place. Fried laddu, apricot chatni, tamarind chatni, yogurt, grated radish and fresh coriander.
laddu pethi
In a bowl or serving dish add freshly prepared crispy laddu, add some yogurt, apricot chatni, tamarind chatni, grated radish, chopped coriander and chat masala. Serve.
laddu pethi
laddu pethi
laddu pethi
laddu pethi





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