Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Besan Ladoo

Besan Laddoo is a delicious and popular sweet prepared during festive occasions in India. It prepared by roasting chickpea flour in clarified butter (ghee), sweetened with powdered sugar , flavored with cardamom and finally garnished with cashewnuts and raisins.


  • Ladoo  besan (Coarsely ground Chick Pea Flour)  - 250 gms (Available in Indian stores)
  • Powdered sugar - 250 gms
  • Desi ghee / Clarified butter - 100 gms
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
  • Cashewnuts, raisins (lightly fried in ghee) 
  • Heat the ghee in a thick bottomed pan. When the ghee comes to a smoking point , lower the heat and add the besan flour  and keep mixing .
  • The besan should be fried in low - medium heat. The besan should be cooked till a nice aroma starts coming and besan gets slightly reddish color. This  does take some time but believe me the end result is worth it.:)
  • Once the besan is done switch off the heat . When the besan has become warm (from the hot state) and is in a state that you can handle them with bare hands, add the sugar powder, cardamom powder and the fried nuts and raisins and mix well. 
  • Last but not the least make ladoos and enjoy..

  1.  As an alternative garnish, take some everest milk masala in a plate. Slightly dip one end of the  ladoos in ghee and and then in the everest milk masala and serve:)
  2. Ladoo besan is easily available in indian stores. It gives a nice texture to the ladoos so it is recommended.