An easy recipe for making besan ladoo or besan ke laddoo which is a popular Indian Festive sweet.
Sweets are meant for special occasions but when I started this series of my Mother’s special recipes which I post every alternate Monday in my traditional Monday series where I post traditional Indian recipes. These besan ladoo is a special recipe from my Mom’s recipes.
Many of these recipes by my Mom are simple easy to cook home food which we enjoyed on day to day basis while we were growing up and some recipes which she cooks on special occasions.
The besan ladoo recipe which I am sharing today is one of those recipes which was reserved for special occasions and Festivals or sometimes though very rarely when we wanted to eat something sweet.
Besan ladoo is a festive treat which is easy and healthy sweet. Besan laddoo are made with besan flour /gram flour or chickpeas flour which is roasted with ghee and sugar and shaped into balls called laddoo. One can add some chopped dry fruits and nuts as well as flavourings like cardamom or saffron or may be both.
Unlike many other Indian sweets, besan laddoo are nutritious and not really empty calories because these are made with chickpeas flour so it is rich in proteins and fibers. In my opinion can be a good snack for kids after outdoor sports.
If you are looking to make gluten free sweet the besan ladoo is a great option for you.