Besan Ladoo Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
RecipeCuisine: Indian
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Serves: 12
Besan Ladoo a traditional sweet delicacy made in almost all household in India.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 150 gms chickpea flour / gram flour
  • 120 ml clarified butter (ghee)
  • 80 gms powdered sugar (I used organic sugar and then grounded into the processor)
  • ½ t/s cardamom powder
  • ½ t/s dry ginger powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • few saffron strands (optional)
  • some pistachio flakes to garnish
How to make the recipe?
  1. Take a wide bottomed saucepan place on low heat. Add the chickpea flour.
  2. Roast for about 5 to 6 mins Or until flour is evenly roasted and changes color. Ensure you don't burn the flour.
  3. Now make a small well in the center. Add clarified butter.
  4. Also add powdered sugar, cardamom powder, dry ginger powder, saffron strands if using and salt.
  5. Mix all nicely for 2 mins on low heat.
  6. Spread the mixture over a flat dish.
  7. Shape the mixture into round balls while it's still warm. Garnish with pistachio flakes.
  8. If you aren't able to shape up add little more warm ghee and make the ladoos. First it will appear crumbly and cracky but after some time it will hold proper shape and look.
  9. Store them into airtight container.
It's important to make the ladoos while the mixture is warm.

You could add more sugar if you like it more sweet.

Instead of pistachios you could use almond flakes Or raisins.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at