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besan laddu

Besan Ke Laddu

Besan ke laddu is popular sweet made during Indian festivals. Try my easy besan ladoo recipe with tips and tricks that I have shared, you will easily make best besan laddu just like you get in Halwai shop at Market.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: north indian
Keyword: besan ke laddu, besan laddu, how to make besan ke laddu, laddu, laddu recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 portion
Author: Rekha Kakkar

Ingredients

  • 2 cups besan/chickpea flour
  • ¾ cup California Walnuts
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup ghee/clarified butter
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Saffron for garnish

Instructions

  • In a heavy bottom pan dry Roast Walnuts for 2-3 minutes and keep them aside.
  • After cooking down Pulse in a grinder jar to a coarse texture.
  • Now melt the ghee in a heavy bottom pan and add besan and chickpeas flour in it.
  • Roast the besan on medium to low flame till a nutty aroma starts to come and it changes color to light brown.
  • Now add a sprinkle of water in this ghee roasted besan.
  • Cook it while continuously stirring it couple of more minutes. Switch off the heat.
  • Now add crushed walnut mixture and powdered sugar. Mix to combine well.
  • Also add cardamom powder to flavour it.
  • Now after few minutes when mixture is warm and you are easily able to handle it shape it into round laddus.
  • Garnish them with walnuts and saffron and allow them to cool completely.
  • You can store these laddus for upto 2-3 months.

Notes

Tips for Making Good Besan Ladoo
  1. Use coarsely ground chickpeas flour or mota besan for better taste. If coarse grain is not available you can add 1-2 tablespoons of sooji or semolina.
  2. You can dry roast the besan before and when you are actually making laddoo just add it to melted ghee and powdered sugar along with other ingredients and shape into laddoo.
  3. Roast the besan till it starts to brown on low heat and stop cooking post that because too much browning causes burnt taste in besan laddoo.
  4. Adding a flavouring like cardamom /saffron makes a huge difference in terms of taste.
  5. If you are watching calories still you can have it if you make bite size laddoos the portion size is taken care of and you can still enjoy the sweet.
If you are looking for other festive sweets or diwali sweets or Indian sweet recipes you can check Badam halwa, Kaju halwa Gajar ka halwa or may be one of my all time festive recipe of the Kheer.