Dhalia (Pottu Kadalai) Laddu


  • ½ cup pottu kadalai (dahlia)
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ¼ cup broken cashew nuts + raisins
  • 1  tablespoon + ½ teaspoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 tablespoon boiling water


  • Dry roast dahlia for a minute or so
  • Grind dahlia and sugar into a coarse powder
  • In a skillet add ½ teaspoon ghee and fry cashew nuts and raisins for a minute or two
  • Mix cardamom powder, fried nuts and raisins with ground dahlia
  • Melt 1 tablespoon ghee and add to the dahlia mixture and mix well
  • Add 1 tablespoon hot water to the above mixture and mix well
  • Slightly cool a bit and make them into balls – laddu
  • Do not leave too long before making the laddu, since the mixture will become dry and won’t be able to make into balls

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