Besan Ladoo

Besan Ladoo – Follow the below steps to prepare besan ladoo’s. Sweets are shared among the loved ones during festivities or during happy occasions. Besan ladoo is a one popular sweet consumed during such times. There are two ways to start preparing besan ladoo. First one is to dry roast the besan & then add ghee to it. Other one is to add ghee first, melt it & then add besan to it. I prefer the second one as it is a little quicker to make, and chances of besan burning is a little less.
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Besan Ladoo
How to make Besan Ladoo

Details about besan ladoo

  • Serving – Around 6 ladoo’s
  • Cuisine – Indian
  • Course – Dessert
  • Time to cook – 30 minutes.

Ingredients for besan ladoo

  •  1 cups besan – gram flour
  •  1/4 cup ghee (clarified butter)
  •  1/2 cup powdered sugar
  •  2-3 powdered green cardamom
  •  2 tbsp. of crushed dry fruits of your choice
  •  Raisins for garnishing

Steps to prepare besan ladoo

  •  In a roasting pan, take 1/4 cup of ghee (clarified butter) & heat it on low flame.
  • Once the ghee is hot enough, add 2 tbsp. of crushed dry fruits & fry them till they are done. I have used cashews in this recipe.
  • Remove the dry fruits in a dish & keep aside. Use the same pan & ghee to roast the besan.
  • Add 1 cup besan (gram flour)to the ghee, while gas on lower flame.
  • Mix continuously till the besan is cooked.
  • You will start to feel the raw aroma of besan turning into nutty fragrance. This means that the besan is cooked. Remove from the flame after 1-2 minutes
  • Add 1/2 cup of powdered sugar & powdered green cardamom and mix well with a spatula, till the sugar is completely absorbed in the mixture.
  • Give a taste test to check for sugar level.
  • Let the mixture comes to room temperature.
  • Once the mixture is easy to handle, prepare ladoo’s out of the mixture.
  • Garnish the ladoo’s with raisin on top.


  • You can keep the ladoo’s in refrigerator for a week in air tight container.
  • If the ladoo’s break while forming, keep the mixture in the fridge for 20-30 minutes, which will solidify the mixture & help to form round shaped ladoo’s later on.
Besan Ladoo
How to make besan ladoo

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