Definition of laddu in English:


(also laddoo, ladoo)


  • An Indian sweet made from a mixture of flour, sugar, and shortening, which is shaped into a ball.

    • ‘Get ready for rasagulla and rasmalai, as well as lavang lathikas and nariyal ladoos, if you have a sweet tooth and don't have to worry about calories.’
    • ‘Some laddu are made from a mixture of khoya and sugar formed into balls without cooking.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, the details of Mayawati's birthday party make compelling reading: over one lakh laddoos, 60 quintals of flowers, a birthday cake the size of a minibus.’
    • ‘Then he'd get up and go next door to drink soda water, and receive the gift that the Nizam would send him every day: it might be a box of mangoes or some ladoos or something like that.’
    • ‘There are special desserts such as the Kakinada Kaja, made with maida, flour and ghee, and the Bhandar Laddu, made with basen flour, ghee and sugar, and the Annamaiah laddus, miniature versions of the famous Tirupati laddus.’


From Hindi laḍḍū.