Cook's Hideout: Rajasthani Goond ki Laddoo

April 24, 2014

Rajasthani Goond ki Laddoo

I have never heard or saw edible gum/ goond until I had my son about 7 years ago. My MIL sent some laddoo made with various healthy flours and goond and said they are really nutritious and good for nursing mothers. Goond is an 'edible gum' extracted from the bark of a tree. It looks like a crystal and comes in quite a few colors and sizes. I was ecstatic to see it in the local Indian store and that too in couple of sizes (and price points). I bought a package and made these nutritious laddoos for the Rajasthani thali, but of course I forgot to put them in the thali.
Rajasthani Goond ki Laddoo

Rajasthani Goond ki Laddoo
Recipe from Manjula's Rajasthani Thali:
Wholewheat flour/ Atta - 1¼cup
Edible gum/ goond - 3tbsp
Sugar - ½cup, powdered (add a little more if you like sweet laddoos)
Ground cardamom - ½tsp
Ghee - ½cup, divided (more for making laddoos)

  • Melt ¼cup of ghee in a small saucepan and add the edible gum/ goond and fry until they puff up. You might have to do this in batches. Remove from the ghee and drain on paper towel. When slightly cool, grind this to a powder.
  • Heat the remaining ¼cup of ghee in a wide pan, add the wholewheat flour and roast over low flame, stirring continuously, until the flour turns golden and it gets fragrant. Remove from flame and set aside to cool.
  • Once the atta/ flour is cool enough to handle add the powdered sugar, ground cardamom, powdered goond/ edilble gum and mix well.
  • Add some melted ghee and make equal size laddoos. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Rajasthani Goond ki Laddoo


  1. Good one, Pavani. I remember Gond from when my mom made this mixed lentil-nuts laddu as a post partum sweetmeat for me. It was awesome.

  2. My neighbors are marwadi back home and she use to send many sweets /laddu made with gond. In fact I remember just before my marriage, a month before she made these healthy laddu with goond and made me eat one laddu a day. I was very thin back then she said these laddu will make me healthy and strong. To be honest, back then I was not a foodie at all and it was a torture to eat those everyday.. :) I think I will appreciate and relish the food lot more if she gave it to me now. May be I should just invite myself to their home during my next India visit and enjoy the food.

  3. Thes look delicious Pavani. I am going to make these just for myself soon. Care to join me?

  4. I have seen these in a lot of blogs but I can't seem to find them here. Wish I could.Until then I will drool over your clicks :)

  5. Goond ki ladoo looks fabulous pavani you have made them super perfect :) you have tempted me to do them again now i have to wait winter to make these ladoos :)but will make small quantity for now as i am craving for them badly after seeing yours :)


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