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. 


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

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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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.

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