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Besan ladoo

Seema Sri
2 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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ABOUT Besan ladoo RECIPE

If you peer into food history ladoo treats have been one of the most versatile ones... here is an absolute classic.

Recipe Tags

  • Festive Fun
  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • North Indian
  • Roasting
  • Blending
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. Two cups of besan /chickpeaflour
  2. Half cup granulated sugar
  3. Three pods of cardamom
  4. One handful of cashewnuts
  5. Four tbsp of ghee


  1. In a heavy bottom wok roast the chick pea flour on the lowest heat. Please stand by it and keep mixing. Soon the chickpea flour changes colour from pale yellow to a light yellow and the toasted aroma of the flour permeates your senses.
  2. Remove and set aside to cool
  3. Into the processor add sugar, cashews and cardamom and make a fine powder
  4. Mix this with the roasted besan and your ladoo mix is ready
  5. Melt the ghee in a small pan and drizzle in a bit of ghee at a time and formed roundlets
  6. Massage the ghee into the powder so you can form lime sized balls
  7. Enjoy the traditions and make enough to share

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