Halim Ladoo, Halim Laddu

Halim Ladoo,  Halim Laddu

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Do you know that 100 grams of garden cress seeds offers 100 mg of iron? Who would have thought that this tiny seed is a goldmine of iron!

Halim Ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet made with iron-rich garden cress seeds. Other ingredients like jaggery and almonds also add to the iron quotient of these delicious ladoos.

In this healthy version, we have even reduced the amount of coconut used to minimize the intake of saturated fats.

Halim Ladoo, Halim Laddu recipe - How to make Halim Ladoo, Halim Laddu

Soaking time:  3 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 16 ladoos
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3/4 cup garden cress seeds (halim/aliv)
1 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup roughly chopped jaggery (gur)
1/4 cup semolina (rava)
1 tbsp desiccated coconut
1/4 cup coarsely powdered almonds (badam)

  1. Soak the garden cress seeds in ½ cup of water in a deep bowl for 3 hours. Do not drain the water.
  2. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the soaked garden cress seeds, jaggery and semolina, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 6 to 7 minutes or till the jaggery melts, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the coconut and almonds and mix well.
  4. Transfer the mixture onto a plate and keep aside to cool slightly.
  5. Divide the mixture into 16 equal portions and shape each portion into a round ball.
  6. Serve or store in an air-tight container.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per ladoo
Energy53 cal
Protein1 g
Carbohydrates6.9 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat2.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1.7 mg


Halim Ladoo, Halim Laddu
 on 30 Dec 18 01:47 PM

Thank you very much. Easy n nice receipe
Tarla Dalal
31 Dec 18 09:40 AM
   Thank you for your kind words. Happy to know you liked the recipe!
Halim Ladoo, Halim Laddu
 on 10 Oct 18 11:35 AM

How many mgs does one cup measure?
Tarla Dalal
11 Oct 18 09:07 AM
   Hi Sham, 1 cup = 250 gm = 250000 mg
Halim Ladoo, Halim Laddu
 on 13 Sep 18 09:48 PM

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I loved it . Just one quick question. How long can we preserve it?
Tarla Dalal
07 Nov 18 09:26 AM
   You can store it for around 2 weeks. We have not tried storing them though.
Halim Ladoo, Halim Laddu
 on 08 Sep 18 07:20 AM

Do we have to put water along with halim in ghee as you mentioned do not strain the seeds from water
Tarla Dalal
10 Sep 18 09:31 AM
   Hi Poonam, Yes, you have to put the halim along with the water.
Halim Ladoo, Halim Laddu
 on 08 Sep 18 07:18 AM

Halim Ladoo, Halim Laddu
 on 07 Mar 17 08:10 PM

I tried this recipe and it came well. It''s very simple n easily prepared very nutritious food. It helped in postpartum stage
Tarla Dalal
08 Mar 17 08:49 AM
   Hi Saraswathi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Halim Laddoo
 on 06 Oct 14 01:56 PM

Garden cress seeds are considered to a boon for those who wish to improve their Hb....I made this laddoos for my granny and she just loved it...its healthy and full of iron...