Besan Laddoo

Sweets and desserts are an integral part of Indian cuisines and besan laddoos are one of them. These delicious finger-licking laddoos are so simple and easy to make, can be made in just 30 mins, very few ingredients required for this famous besan laddoo.

Apart from Gulab jamun and other sweets, besan laddoo has its very own special place in Indian plate. Melts in mouth texture with the richness of gram flour, crumbly-nutty laddoo with the aroma of fresh homemade ghee and a hint of cardamom and nutmeg, the perfect dessert for festivals or you can eat any day.

What is besan laddoos:
Besan laddoos are delicious Indian sweet ball made from gram flour (chickpea flour or besan), ghee (clarified butter), sugar, nuts and sweet aroma of cardamom. After cooking the ingredients, shaped into small balls. Its texture is crumbly and grainy but when you bite it melts in the mouth having a nutty and earthy flavour. Basically these laddoos are had rustic finish not too shiny and will not stick in your throat although having grainy texture. Sweets and desserts always play an essential role in Indian culture. It marks the essence of joy and cordiality in the form of greetings, celebrations, party, wedding ceremony and festivals.

These laddoos are:
✓ High in protein - from the gram flour and nuts
✓ Beautiful golden colour
✓ Perfect for festivals and dessert of any time
✓ A perfectly crumbly and nutty flavour
✓ Not too sweet

Tips for the best besan laddoos
• Raw besan has a bitter taste, to get the perfect flavour you must roast the flour slowly until besan becomes aromatic
• This flour burns easily, so stir continuously
• Add sugar at the end so it doesn’t melt
• Don’t forget to sprinkle one or two spoons water, for the grainy texture
• While roasting add cardamom or nutmeg for flavour
• Saffron is optional, but yes, the addition of saffron enhances the richness and flavour of laddoo.

Yields15 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

Ingredients

 170 g Coarse gram flour
 80 g Plain flour (optional)
 140 g Ghee
 225 g Powder sugar
 ½ cup Crushed nuts
 ½ tbsp Cardamom powder

Instructions

1

Add ghee in a pan.

2

Add gram flour and plain flour.

3

Keep the heat low and roast the flour, keep stirring all the time.

4

You'll see flour turning into a slightly darker colour and roasting aroma will starts after 10-12 minutes of roasting the flour.

5

Keep roasting the flour, you'll be able to see ghee bubbling up and the wafting aroma will get stronger and stronger.

6

Halfway through roasting the flour sprinkle 1 tsp, water and cardamom powder.

7

After 25 minutes the flour will be much darker in colour and the bubbles will disappear from the pan.

8

Turn off the heat, but keep stirring the flour so it doesn't burn or stick on the base of the pan or Kadai.

9

Let the posted mixture cool completely at the room temperature.

10

Once the flour is cooled or touchable add powder sugar and mix well.

11

Add crushed nuts and mix well, should be able to shape the laddoo.

12

Take little amount of mixture into your palm and roll into small balls.

13

Scrumptious besan laddoos are ready.

Ingredients

 170 g Coarse gram flour
 80 g Plain flour (optional)
 140 g Ghee
 225 g Powder sugar
 ½ cup Crushed nuts
 ½ tbsp Cardamom powder

Directions

1

Add ghee in a pan.

2

Add gram flour and plain flour.

3

Keep the heat low and roast the flour, keep stirring all the time.

4

You'll see flour turning into a slightly darker colour and roasting aroma will starts after 10-12 minutes of roasting the flour.

5

Keep roasting the flour, you'll be able to see ghee bubbling up and the wafting aroma will get stronger and stronger.

6

Halfway through roasting the flour sprinkle 1 tsp, water and cardamom powder.

7

After 25 minutes the flour will be much darker in colour and the bubbles will disappear from the pan.

8

Turn off the heat, but keep stirring the flour so it doesn't burn or stick on the base of the pan or Kadai.

9

Let the posted mixture cool completely at the room temperature.

10

Once the flour is cooled or touchable add powder sugar and mix well.

11

Add crushed nuts and mix well, should be able to shape the laddoo.

12

Take little amount of mixture into your palm and roll into small balls.

13

Scrumptious besan laddoos are ready.

Besan Laddoo
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