Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Besan ladoo recipe - How to make besan laddu

gram flour dry fruits ladoo in a plate
Besan ladoo recipe - This  is  a wonderful traditional sweet,  I adore the whole texture and taste of these ladoos. Keeping in mind the amount of ghee and sugar I use in these ladoos, I prepare it only during festivals and special occasions. I made these ladoos on diwali festival as one of the naivedya dish and I am posting it now. 

Traditionally, the besan ladoo is made with slightly coarse bengal gram flour, but can also be prepared by using fine flour to have some smooth textured ladoo. The method of preparation is very simple and easy, but taste wise this ladoo is really delicious. So, dig into these ladoos and enjoy the traditional taste. Earlier I had posted another  version of  besan ladoo, check out the recipe here. 

Besan Ladoo Recipe
Preparation time 40 minutes
Cooking time 40 minutes
Yield 10 ladoos

  • 2 heaped cups of besan / split bengal gram flour
  • 1 cup sugar powder
  • 6 tbsp ghee
  • 7 - 8 cardamoms, powdered
  • 5 tbsp grated almonds / badam
  • 5 tbsp grated cashews / kaju
  • 5 tbsp raisins / kishmish
Grate the badam and kaju separately and keep it aside.

Besan ladoo - step by step pictures

1.  Heat 2 table spoon of ghee in a kadai, add the besan and fry over a low flame till aromatic. 
ghee heated to make ladoo
2.  Once the besan turns aromatic, add the remaining 4 table spoon ghee to it, fry on a low flame till the besan turns to golden colour  and ghee oozes out.
besan added and fried
 3.  Now switch off the flame,  add the raisins and mix well.
more ghee and raisins added
4.  Add the badam and  mix well.
almond added and mixed
5.  Add the kaju,  mix well and keep the besan mixture aside, allow it to cool
cashews added and mixed
6.  Once the besan mixture cools, add the sugar powder and mix to combine
sugar powder added  and cooled
7.  Combine the besan mixture and sugar powder really well. Make ladoos from this mixture. Garnish with raisin and store in an airtight container. Serve, eat and enjoy.
ladoo made
  1. Make sure that the besan is fried properly and it should not be raw. Fry the besan on low flame to prevent it from burning. 
  2. You can also use grated cashew and almonds readily available in the shop while preparing this ladoo


  1. yummy, tempting ladoos. nice and delicious..

  2. Very healthy laddoos.. adding dry fruits is a nice idea.


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