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Besan ladoo recipe

besan ladoo recipe- a popular ladoo recipe from Indian cusine. Besan ladoo are sweet balls made with chickpea flour, sugar ghee.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian, north indian
Keyword: besan ladoo
Servings: 16 ladoo
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Harini


  • 2 cups Chickpea flour besan
  • 1/2 cup ghee add 2 more tablespoons if required
  • 3 tablespoons nuts (almonds, pistachios) chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar powdered
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder


  •  heat 2 tablespoons ghee in a pan and fry the crushed nuts well. Remove the fried nuts along with ghee and set aside.
  • In the same pan add 1/2 cup ghee and heat it. Once it is hot but not smoking, add the gram flour and start roasting. maintain low flame through the entire process. Keep stirring continuously. The flour has to completely absorb the ghee, turn golden with a nutty aroma.
  • Once the besan is roasted, add crushed saffron,nuts along with ghee, cardamom powder and mix very well.
  • remove from flame, add powdered sugar and mix well without any lumps. Keep mixing till all the sugar is absorbed and the mixture solidifies a bit. At the stage you will find the besan ladoo mixture to be loose. The mixture will solidify on cooling. Once the mixture is warm to handle make ladoos of desired size. You can refrigerate the mixture for 10 minutes if the mixture is still loose after cooling for sometime.


Serving: 16ladoos | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg