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Besan Laddu

Roop Parashar
30 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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Besan Laddu (Moms Special Recipe). Besan laddu are sweet balls made from chickpeas flour, sugar, clarified butter and nuts. It is easy to make and taste delicious.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • Indian
  • Roasting
  • Frying
  • Sauteeing
  • Dessert
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. Gram or chickpeas flour 1.5 cup
  2. sugar (grinded) 1 cup + 2 tbsp
  3. almonds 2 tbsp
  4. pistachios 2 tbsp
  5. chironji 1 tbsp
  6. melon seeds 1 tbsp
  7. Fox nuts 1/2 cup
  8. Grated coconut (ripe) 1/4 cup
  9. clarified butter 1.5 cup
  10. Green cardamom 6


  1. Heat 1 tbsp clarified butter in a thick bottomed pan, add cashew nuts and almonds in it, roast them till they turn golden brown and keep it aside.
  2. In the same pan heat 2 tbsp of clarified butter. Add fox nuts and roast them till they turn crunchy.
  3. Likewise add 1tbsp clarified butter and roast pistachios, melon, seeds chironji and grated coconut and keep them aside.
  4. Let them cool and then grind coarsely (excpet chironji and melon seeds).
  5. Now, heat remaining clarified butter in a heavy bottomed pan or kadai.
  6. Add gram flour and roast it on medium flame (stirring continuously) till you feel nice aroma out of it and It takes approximately 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat and let it cool for 5 to 8 minutes. Then add sugar, grinded nuts, crushed cardamom, chironji and melon seeds.
  8. Mix it very well with the help of spoon. Once the mixture is warm enough for you to handle, then take a little of the mixture in your hands and make medium sized besan laddu(like small balls) from the mixture.
  9. Delicious besan laddu's are ready. Garnish with melon seeds or as your choice. Serve besan laddu's immediately or store them in an airtight container.

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Loveleen Arora
Loveleen Arora   Oct-21-2017

Tried and has come out very nice

Anjana Chakraborti
Anjana Chakraborti   Oct-18-2017

Is it fresh coconut?

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