peanut ladoo/shenga undi
Peanut Ladoo/Shenga Undi
Written by Jayashree
Spread the love

Peanut ladoo are ideal snacks to store in the jar, serve it in the box or as a healthy snack in the morning. It is usually prepared during Krishna Janmasthami.

The month of August brings a series of festivals, Krishna Janmasthami is next week, a day we celebrate by preparing various snacks and savoury. The day marks the birth of Lord Krishna and is celebrated with great enthusiasm.

peanut ladoo/shenga undi

peanut ladoo/shenga undi

Earlier I have posted many snack recipes, one of them is  Krishna Janmasthami Collection

Coming to the nutritional and health factors related to peanut, they are rich in energy and contain health benefit nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for good health. They compose of mono unsaturated fatty acids, which help lower bad cholestrol and increase the good cholesterol. They are a good source of protein, contain good amount of amino acid that is needed for growth and development. Jaggery is a good source of iron.

Peanut ladoo is an easy snack to make, it hardly requires fifteen minutes to make these.

peanut ladoo / shenga undi

peanut ladoo / shenga undi

Peanut Ladoo

  • 1 cup peanut
  • 1 cup jaggery grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  1. Dry roast the peanuts on a  medium flame. Keep roasting until the skin crackles and they are golden in colour.
  2. Let cool. On cooling the peanuts turn crunchy.
  3. Remove the skin by rubbing with palm.
  4. Put it in a mixer jar and give a swirl.
  5. Add jaggery and cardamom powder to it and grind it again. It should be well moulded.
  6. Remove it in a bowl.
  7. Make balls of it. Peanut ladoos are ready.
  8. After sometime, store them in an air tight container. They stay well for 8-10 days.
Take a tip:
  • Use good quality jaggery, as you are not melting it here.
  • A spoon of ghee may be added while making the balls, I have not added.
  • Removing of skins is optional, many prepare with the skin.
  • If you want less sweet, reduce the amount of jaggery.
peanut ladoo/shenga undi

peanut ladoo / shenga undi


Peanut ladoo/Shenga undi

Peanut ladoo is a tasty, healthy and easy to make snack. It is usually prepared during Krishna Janmasthami.

Course festive treats, healthy snacks, kids favourite, sweets
Cuisine karnataka, south india
Keyword easy snacks, healthy snacks, peanut ladoo, shenga undi, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 ladoos
Author Jayashree


  • 1 cup peanut
  • 1 cup jaggery grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder


  1. Roast the peanuts on a medium flame. Keep stirring them, it should be well done, they should be crisp in the mouth. 

  2. Let cool.

  3. Peel the skin of the peanut. Put them in a wide plate and rub with the palm. 

  4. Grind the peanuts in the mixer by giving a swirl one or two times only.

  5. Add the jaggery and cardamom powder to it. Again grind it, it should form a mass. 

  6. Remove in a bowl, shape them into ladoos and store them in an airtight container. 

Recipe Notes

  • Use good quality jaggery as you are using it directly without heating.
  • Roast the peanuts properly on a low or medium flame. 
  • One teaspoon of ghee may be added for flavour, I have not added.
  • Removing of skin is optional. 


If you have liked this post, do leave a comment.

If you ever make this, do tag me in any of the social media, I will be glad to see your creation, on Instagram tag @foodiejayashree, on twitter and facebook tag evergreendishes.

You can save all these recipes on pinterest, by just saving the images there. The recipe will be available in the read recipe.

Subscribe to get all updates and an e-book for free.


book of handyhints

book of handyhints


Signing of for now, wishing one and all a happy festive season ahead. May you be blessed with immense joy and happiness.

More recipes coming this week, stay tuned! Until then…Good Bye !

  1. Annapurnaz

    Such an easy peasy ladoos that are healthy too. Will make it for my daughter

  2. Shobha

    Peanut laddoos look nice .. I have never tasted them

  3. Priya Suresh

    Dangerously addictive laddoo, if i make this laddoos i wont keep myself away from these cuties. Just cant resist to these beauties.

  4. mayurisjikoni

    I love peanut ladoos and this is such a simple and easy to follow recipe with hardly any ingredients. A great recipe for when I need to take prasad for satsangs.

  5. geetha priyanka

    Shenga Undi is a much preferred sweet at our home, though my mom prepare with half peanuts. I am sure peanut powder adds an extra flavour to the laddo.

  6. Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    Such a traditional recipe explained with ease Jayashree. Love to make it for the upcoming festival season.

  7. Nand

    Such a simple and evergreen recipe of peanut ladoo. I love peanut and this recipe makes me want to make it

  8. Pavani

    peanut ladoo looks so tempting and very healthy snack

  9. Poonam Bachhav

    Peanut ladoos are my preferred fasting food. Simple , easy to make, very filling and delicious. So addictive !

  10. marianasir1973

    Looks like the season of ladoos has begun starting with Rakhi. 😊 These look simple to make and absolutely divine!

  11. Soma Mukherjee

    With so less ingredients such a healthy and yummy laddos are made in no time, I bet these are better than any health bars for sure, lovely share.

  12. Malini

    One of my favorite ladoos. What a coincidence, I also shared a similar recipe, I didn’t add cardamom powder in that, The nice touch of cardamom would enhance the flavor of ladoos even more. Next time, will include that also. Ladoos looks so yummy 🙂

  13. Geetanjali Tung

    Yummy!! Peanut ladoos are always my favourites. Extremely easy and taste great.

  14. Freda @ Aromatic essence

    Nothing can beat this easy 3 ingredient laddoos, so good and nutritious 🙂

  15. code2cook

    Wow this is amazing. Since morning I was thinking to make these laddus, but stuck if at all I need to make jaggery syrup. Looks divine and perfect.

  16. Jagruti Dhanecha

    These laddos look divine Jaya, what an easy and fuss free recipe. I’ll prepare for Prsaad for Navratri.

  17. Lathiya

    Peanuts ladoo is one versatile healthy snack ,perfect for our midday cravings and kids snack box

  18. Renu Agrawal Dongre

    Such a healthy and delicious ladoos…a healthy munching snack


Appreciate all your comments.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.



Hello and Welcome to my blog! I am Jayashree from India. An enthusiastic blogger, with a zest for life.  I believe in living life to the fullest.

Cooking has been my passion. I have always loved to try new recipes.  Writing has been a feel good factor and extremely  loving it. With these two passions of mine, my culinary blog was born. Read More…


Popular categories

Related Post

Lemon Rasam / Nimbehannina Saru

Lemon Rasam / Nimbehannina Saru

Lemon Rasam  is another kind of rasam made during monsoon days. The citrusy flavour with the aroma of fresh herbs is tasty and soothing. It is a healthy and comfort food for many people. The ease and simplicity of the recipe makes it a go to recipe.  Rasam, as we all...

Rawa Kesari | Sheera | Prasad recipe

Rawa Kesari | Sheera | Prasad recipe

Rawa Kesari is quite often prepared in most households. It is called by different names as Rawa Kesari, Sheera or as Sooji ka halwa in different parts of the country. In South India, sheera is made as offering during the Satyanarayan Pooja. The ease of making it and...

Menthe Matvadi Palya | Matodi Palya | Karnataka recipes

Menthe Matvadi Palya | Matodi Palya | Karnataka recipes

Menthe Matvadi Palya / Matodi Palya  is a traditional side dish from Karnataka. Fenugreek leaves are cooked along with ground paste of bengal gram to make this delicious accompaniment. It is a no onion garlic recipe. It is vegan and makes a healthy side dish. A...

Get your Free Copy Today

Cooking is a wonderful job if you love it. It helps you to make tasty dishes for your loved ones. But it can be a chore, if one has many errands at hand. Thus, one needs to cook efficiently. It can be done by using the handy hints which make cooking easier, by saving the time or making better dish by using an ingredient instead of other. Here are a hundred handy hints which I have put them in two different categories. One is store wise and the other is cook wise.

%d bloggers like this: