Besan ke laddu | How to make Besan ke laddu

By Bindiya Sharma  |  13th Jul 2015  |  
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About Besan ke laddu Recipe

We never buy laddus from the market but always make them at home on festivals and occasions. These laddus are sooo easy and yummy! Try them out...!! Besan Ke Laddu is a delicacy from Rajasthan. Besan Ke Laddus are round balls prepared using roasted gram flour with a generous amount of ghee. In Rajasthan, it is considered auspicious to make Besan Ke Laddu on occasions such Holi, Diwali, Weddings etc. It is also a must in the menu during weddings specially taking place during the winter season. In India, laddus are prepared in a very unique way.The aroma that arouses while cooking the flour for the laddus is just commendable. The recipe uses roasted gram flour, ghee, sugar and almonds. It is mostly yellowish orange in color due to kesar present in the laddu which gives it a very tempting appearance. The Besan Ke Laddu are garnished with chopped nuts giving it a very traditional yet tempting look.

Besan ke laddu

Ingredients to make Besan ke laddu

  • 2 cups besan
  • 1/2 cup ghee plus little for greasing
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar(you can adjust according to taste)
  • 3-4 green cardamoms(remove seeds and crush discard outer cover)
  • handful of slivered pistachios for garnishing

How to make Besan ke laddu

  1. Heat ghee in a heavy pan and add besan to it, keep stirring till the besan turns light brown in colour on a low flame, this part is most important and should take you half an hour at least, since we need to slow roast the besan.
  2. You can also roast besan first then add ghee later.Keep stirring till the ghee starts separating from the besan and you get the delicious aroma of besan roasting filling up your kitchen! Turn off flame and let cool a little.
  3. Now add sugar and cardamom seeds to the mixture and keep mixing continously so that the mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan.Switch off the flame.
  4. Let the mixture cool for sometime.Make small ladoos with greased palms(grease with some desi ghee) while mixture is still warm. Garnish with the slivered pistachios, just stick them in!.Serve immediately for a really soft melt-in-the-mouth experience of these laddus or store in airtight containers, laddos will remain good for weeks!
  5. In case you experience difficulty in shaping the laddus, that is if they are too dry then add a tablespoon of melted ghee, then shape.
  6. In case the laddus are too sticky then refrigerate for 10 mins and then shape.
  7. Delicious slow roasted besan laddus are ready for your friends and family to enjoy!!

My Tip:

Don't roast the besan on a high flame, do it on medium flame and keep stirring the mixture continously to get best results and even roasting. Dry fruit of choice can be added. Pure desi ghee is recommended for best taste.

Reviews for Besan ke laddu (8)

Anuja kotechaa year ago

Bindiya will give it a shot

Manisha Shukla3 years ago

I m going to make this. My aunt was preparing this for us. I love this. Now i will make for my grand kids. Thnx @ Bindiya for the recepie.

Indu Bhatia3 years ago


Puja Bhama3 years ago

how much sugar should b added?

Pramila Jain3 years ago

whenever you make ladoos you have to cool well the Besant very well then only you should add sugar. other if you put in hot besan it will be liquidity.

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