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Malai Ladoos

Malai Ladoo, super quick and easy 2 ingredient ladoos for special occasions, made with Indian Cottage Cheese and sugar, flavored with cardamom  and saffron garnished with nuts .
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Time to make Fresh Paneer20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Keyword: Chena recipes
Author: Swati


  • 1 Cup Fresh crumbled Paneer
  • ½ Cup Milk Powder
  • ¼ Cup Sugar or as required
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 10-12 Saffron strands optional


  • To make Ladoos, take fresh paneer and milk powder in a non-stick pan with 1 tsp of ghee and saute for 2-3 minutes. Take care not to burn chena. If there is any water in chena dry it completely. 
  • Cardamom powder and saffron stands, mix well and keep the mixture to cool, once all the liquid dries out.
  • Add sugar once the mixture cools down completely.Add finely chopped or coarsely powdered almonds(optional).
  • Take small portion of chena sugar mixture in hand and make a tennis ball sized ladoos. Garnish with finely chopped pistachio or almonds..


  • In case you do not have milk powder skip it.
  • If you do not have fresh Paneer, you can make it just before making ladoos. Click here for the Homemade Paneer Recipe.It take just 15-20 minutes to make fresh paneer. Drain the water properly before making ladoos.