Ram Ladoo Recipe

Moong dal pakode | Popular Delhi street food | Chaat | Tea time snack | Fritters

Recipe / food styling / photography by - Sunayana Gupta


Ram Ladoo is a popular street food from Delhi and is lip smacking to the core. Do not get confused by the term ‘Ladoo’ and start thinking about sweets or mithai. Lets read the delicious Ram Ladoo Recipe.

NO…..it is not a ‘Sweet’ but a savory, spicy and ‘Chatpata’ snack made with Moong dal or yellow lentil that is deep fried and tastes amazing.

These delicious Moong Dal Pakode are never served any ordinary way, but are always plated with a generous topping of freshly grated Radish or Mooli and sweet n spicy chutneys. This peculiar style of 'Serving' distinguishes these Ram Ladoos from other fritters and makes them look drooling and very presentable. The unique combination of deep fried fritters along with the crunchiness of radish and peppy flavors of chutneys is simply mind blowing and unbeatable. Savour it on a monsoon day or chilly winter evening, you will be spellbound with the flavors.

You must try this recipe to know what I mean!

Now, when it comes to ‘Dilli Ka Khana’ , how can we miss on trying our hands on Punjabi Chole Bhature, Dahi Wada and Papdi Chaat ?

I just love my plate of Ram Ladoos with grated radish and Dhaniye Pudine Ki Chutney, that is the reason why in above pics you don’t see any topping of sweet or meethi chutney. Though you can also top it with Sonth chutney and a sprinkle of Chaat Masala.

If you have a palate for ‘Spicy’ flavors, then mix some chopped ginger and green chilli with grated radish. You can also add little bit of red chilli powder and pepper powder for that extra punch.

For more Chaat Recipes do check out -

Pani Puri Recipe

Dahi Puri Recipe

Gujarati Amiri Khaman Recipe

Corn Chaat Recipe

For the Sweet Tooths, we do have amazing recipes of Karachi Halwa, Poha Kheer and if you want to see more of these recipes, then do check out our section for Sweets & Desserts.

Ram Ladoo

Ram Ladoo is a popular street food from Delhi. Lets read the ram ladoo recipe with step by step photos, instructions and Ingredients of Ram Ladoo recipe.

Preparation Time : 4 hours including soaking time
Cooking Time : 20 minutes

Category : Street food
Cuisine :
Servings : 15 servings

Author : Sunayana Gupta

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Recipe Ingredients

For Moong Dal Pakodi - 

  • Moong dal - 1 cup
  • Chana dal - 1/4 cup (Optional)
  • Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilly powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida (Hing) - Less than 1/4 teaspoon
  • Eno or baking powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander (Chopped) - 2 tablespoon
  • Salt - To taste
  • Oil - To deep fry  

For Khatti Chutney - 

  • Fresh coriander - A small bunch
  • Green chilly - 2-3 or to taste
  • Salt - To taste
  • Lime juice - 2 tablespoon
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece 

For Serving -

  • Radish grated
  • Ginger (Chopped)
  • Fresh coriander (Chopped)
  • Chaat masala

How to make Ram Ladoo

To begin with making these irresistible Ram Ladoos, we need to wash and soak lentils in sufficient water for 4-5 hours.

  1. Remove excess water and grind to a smooth or slight coarse paste as preferred.
  2. Now empty this paste in a mixing bowl and to this add remaining ingredients (Except oil) listed under first category of Moong Dal Pakoda.
  3. Give a nice mix and now when the batter for fritters is ready, we would be proceeding to deep frying.
  4. Heat sufficient oil in a wok and carefully pour spoonfuls of batter. Do not overcrowd 6-7 fritters are sufficient at a time, though it also depends upon the size of wok and amount of oil that you are using.
  5. Deep fry the fritters till golden brown and put on a plate with absorbent paper to soak the excess oil.
  6. Proceed same way with the remaining batter and make all the fritters. 

Making Chutney - 

  1. Grind everything under ‘Chutney Category’ with some water and empty in a bowl. Check salt and lime juice as you might need to adjust it as per your palate.
  2. Khatti Chutney is ready. 

Assembling of Ram Ladoo -

  1. In a serving plate arrange 5-6 pakode or fritters. Top with grated radish and Chutney.
  2. Sprinkle some chaat masala and a final garnish with chopped ginger and fresh coriander.
  3. Serve immediately before it turns soggy. Enjoy!

  • Name
  • Ram Ladoo Recipe
  • Sub name
  • Moong dal pakode | Popular Delhi street food | Chaat | Tea time snack | Fritters
  • Category
  • Street food
  • Cuisine
  • Delhi street food / North Indian
  • Key ingredients
  • Moong dal, chana dal, radish
  • Technicality
  • Medium
  • Taste
  • Savoury, spicy with tangy & sweet notes of chutneys
  • Texture
  • Crisp fritters with crunchiness of grated radish
  • Preparation time
  • 4 hours including soaking time
  • Cooking time
  • 20 minutes
  • Servings
  • 15
  • Equipment used
  • Mixer grinder, wok, mixing bowl, grater
  • Steps
  • 0
  • Created date
  • 2018-06-28 10:58:51

About Sunayana Gupta



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