Maramarala Laddu / Puffed Rice Ladoo Recipe

Maramarala Laddu / Puffed Rice Ladoo Recipe  
Prep Time: 10 mins|Cook time: 20 mins|  Makes: 10-12 laddus
Cuisine: South Indian
Recipe type: snack, sweet


  • 3 to 3.5 cups Puffed Rice
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Jaggery
  • A pinch of Cardamom Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ghee


  • Heat the jaggery with little water just enough to immerse it. Let the jaggery dissolves completely.
  • Strain the melted jaggery in a strainer to remove impurities.
  • Add the cardamom powder to it and bring it to a boil.
  • Continue heating till it reaches soft ball consistency.
  • To check the consistency, take little water in a cup and pour few drops of syrup into the water. It should not dissolved  and you should be able to gather and form a non sticky soft ball.
  • When this consistency is reached, reduce the flame and add the puffed rice little by little.
  • Stir until well combined.
  • If you feel it is too sticky, add more puffed rice to it and combine.
  • Turn off the flame.
  • When it is still warm, grease your hands with little ghee and roll the mixture into tight round balls.
  • Store them in an airtight container.


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