Motichoor ladoos prepared from gram flour are tiny droplets of flour that are fried, later immersed in thick sugar syrup and finally shaped liked ladoos. Mootichoor ladoos are used in Indian pujas (prayers) and offered to gods as a prasad (religious offering). Wondering what ladoo means? Ladoo is derived from a Sanskrit word “ladduka or lattika” that means – a small ball.

This melt-in-the-mouth Indian delicacy gets its name from the hindi word “Moti” meaning pearls and choor meaning “crushed”. Combined together it means “Crushed Pearl balls”. Binding them together is a task and they can crumble again, if small pressure is applied.

This looks like a lot of work, but believe me its totally worth the effort!