Besan Ladoo Recipe | How To Make Besan Ke Ladoo

By: Sowmya Subramanian
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Besan ladoo is a popular North Indian sweet that is traditionally prepared for almost all festivals. This delectable sweet is made by roasting besan in ghee and adding powdered sugar, cardamom powder and dry fruits.

Besan ke ladoo is otherwise known as Kadalai maavu urundai in Tamil and is often made for family functions. This toothsome sweet is simple and quick to make and does not take too much of your time. Hence, it is a perfect sweet for parties and gatherings.

The besan laddu has a slightly glossy texture due to the ghee and the nutty aroma of the besan, which can leave you asking for more once you take a bite of it. If you want to prepare this sweet at home, read the article for a step-by-step procedure along with images. Also, you could watch the video recipe on how to make besan ladoo.

BESAN LADOO RECIPE VIDEO

besan ladoo recipe
BESAN LADOO RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE BESAN KE LADOO | BESAN LADDU RECIPE
Besan Ladoo Recipe | How To Make Besan Ke Ladoo | Besan Laddu Recipe
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins

Recipe By: Meena Bhandari

Recipe Type: Sweets

Serves: 8 ladoos

Ingredients
  • Powdered sugar - 1 cup

    Besan (gram flour) - 2 cups

    Ghee - 3/4th cup

    Water - 3 tsp

    Cardamom powder - a pinch

    Chopped almonds - 1 tsp + for garnishing

    Chopped pistachio - 1 tsp + for garnishing

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • 1. Add ghee to a heated pan.

    2. Pour the besan and stir continuously on a low flame to avoid it from burning.

    3. Let it cook for about 10 minutes, until the besan changes colour and the raw smell goes away.

    4. When you sprinkle water, you can see the froth appearing on top.

    5. Stir well until the froth disappears.

    6. Transfer it into a bowl and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.

    7. Add the powdered sugar and mix well.

    8. Then, add the cardamom powder and mix again.

    9. Add a teaspoon of chopped almonds and pistachios and blend them in.

    10. Refrigerate the mixture for about 10 minutes.

    11. Roll them into equal-sized round ladoos.

    12. Garnish the ladoos with chopped almonds and pistachios.

Instructions
  • 1. The proportion of the ghee and the besan needs to be accurate.
  • 2. After mixing the cardamom powder with the ladoo dough, take some of it and rub it in between your palms. If you can feel the ghee in your hands, then it is done.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 piece
  • Calories - 135 cal
  • Fat - 7 g
  • Protein - 7 g
  • Carbohydrates - 29 g
  • Sugar - 12 g
  • Fibre - 6 g
  • Iron - 13%
  • Vitamin A - 3%

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE BESAN LADOO

1. Add ghee to a heated pan.

besan ladoo recipe

2. Pour the besan and stir continuously on a low flame to avoid it from burning.

besan ladoo recipe
besan ladoo recipe

3. Let it cook for about 10 minutes, until the besan changes colour and the raw smell goes away.

besan ladoo recipe

4. When you sprinkle water, you can see the froth appearing on top.

besan ladoo recipe

5. Stir well until the froth disappears.

besan ladoo recipe

6. Transfer it into a bowl and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.

besan ladoo recipe
besan ladoo recipe

7. Add the powdered sugar and mix well.

besan ladoo recipe
besan ladoo recipe

8. Then, add the cardamom powder and mix again.

besan ladoo recipe

9. Add a teaspoon of chopped almonds and pistachios and blend them in.

besan ladoo recipe
besan ladoo recipe

10. Refrigerate the mixture for about 10 minutes.

besan ladoo recipe

11. Roll them into equal-sized round ladoos.

besan ladoo recipe

12. Garnish the ladoos with chopped almonds and pistachios.

besan ladoo recipe
besan ladoo recipe
besan ladoo recipe
Story first published: Friday, August 4, 2017, 17:45 [IST]
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