how to make besan ladoo

Besan Ladoo recipe with step by step photos and video recipe.  Among all the ladoos besan ladoo is my favorite. The ladoos has a mouthwatering flavor. It reminds me of my childhood memories. My mother always makes this besan ke laddu during Diwali festival.

Besan ladoo or chickpea flour ladoos are made especially during the festival season in India. It can be made quickly and they taste amazing. They are made with only three ingredients chickpea flour/besan, sugar and ghee.

The only difference I made while making this ladoo is that I replaced powdered sugar with boora. I have already shared the recipe for making Boora in my previous post. The ladoos tastes super delicious and everybody at home enjoyed it. However, you can also make it with powdered sugar too. I made boora the previous day and used it in making Besan ke ladoo.

Besan Ladoo recipe | Besan Laddu | How to make besan ladoo

Soft melt in mouth besan ladoo recipe
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 11
Calories 266kcal
Author Preeti Nayak

Ingredients

For making Besan Ladoo:

  • 2 Cup Besan/Chickpea flour/Gram flour
  • 1 1/4 Cup Boora/Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Ghee/Clarified Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom powder

For the garnishing:

  • 1 tablespoon Sliced Pistachios

Instructions

Preparations for making Besan ladoo recipe

  • Sieve Besan/Chickpea flour and keep it aside.
  • Also, sieve Boora or powdered sugar and keep it aside. If you sieve it you will get a smooth melt in mouth ladoos.

Making Besan Ladoo

  • Heat 3/4 cup of ghee/clarified butter in a pan.
  • When the ghee melts, add chickpea flour/besan to it.
  • Mix it well and keep the flame on medium. Keep stirring it continuously to avoid besan from burning.
  • Roast the besan till it is golden brown in color and turns aromatic. Also, you will see that the ghee starts to ooze out of the roasted flour. It might take around 10-15 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Immediately, transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl. The pan is hot and flour will continue to roast and might burn.
  • Let the mixture cool down a little bit so that it is easy to handle. If the mixture looks dry add 1 tsp of Ghee / Clarified butter to it.
  • Now add Cardamom powder to it and mix it well.
  • Touch the mixture and see whether it is warm. This is the stage to add boora/tagar to it. Do not add boora when besan is too hot. Otherwise, the boora will start to melt.
  • If you do not have boora you can also add powdered sugar to the mixture. Please refer the notes if using powdered sugar.
  • Start shaping the ladoos. Apply some ghee on your palms. Take a small portion of the mixture and roll it to make small balls out of it. Garnish with dry fruits of your choice.
  • Besan ladoo is ready 🙂 You can store it in an airtight container.

Video

Notes

I used only 3/4 Cup of Ghee while roasting the besan/chickpea flour and later added 1 tsp Ghee while shaping the ladoos. Do not add 1 Cup ghee for roasting the flour. If the quantity of ghee increases the ladoos will not hold its shape.
If making the ladoos with powdered sugar, first, powder 1 1/4 cup sugar with 3-4 cardamom. Then sieve it and keep it aside. No need to add cardamom powder to the recipe. Rest of the procedure is the same.
Increase the quantity of Sugar if you have a sweet tooth.

How to make Besan Ladoo recipe with step by step photos:

First of all, we will do some preparations for making besan ladoo recipe.

1. Sieve Besan/Chickpea flour and keep it aside. Also, sieve Boora or powdered sugar and keep it aside. If you sieve it you will get a smooth melt in mouth ladoos.
2. Chop some pistachios. You can add any dry fruits of your choice. Keep it aside.

Now we will start making Besan Ladoo.

  1. Heat 3/4 cup of ghee/clarified butter in a pan.
  2. When the ghee melts, add chickpea flour/besan to it. Mix it well and keep the flame on medium. Keep stirring it continuously to avoid besan from burning. Roast the besan till it is golden brown in color and turns aromatic. It might take around 10-15 minutes. Switch off the flame.
  3. Immediately, transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl. The pan is hot and flour will continue to roast and might burn. Let the mixture cool down a little bit so that it is easy to handle.

roasting the besan or chickpea flour for making besan ladoo

4. If the mixture looks dry add 1 tsp of Ghee / Clarified butter to it. Now add Cardamom powder to it and mix it well. Touch the mixture and see whether it is warm.

adding cardamom powder to roasted besan or chickpea flour

5. This is the stage to add boora/tagar to it. Do not add boora when besan is too hot. Otherwise, the boora will start to melt. If you do not have boora you can also add powdered sugar to the mixture. Please refer the notes if using powdered sugar.

adding sugar powder or boora for making besan ladoo recipe

6. Start shaping the ladoos. Apply some ghee on your palms. Take a small portion of the mixture and roll it to make small balls out of it.
7. Garnish with dry fruits of your choice. Besan ladoo is ready 🙂 You can store it in an airtight container.

shaping the besan ladoo and garnish with pistachios

My Tips:

  1. When you roast the besan you will see at one stage the ghee starts to ooze out of the roasted flour. This is a sign that your flour has started to roast. After that roast for 2 minutes. Keep an eye on the flour. If the flour is not roasted well it will taste bitter. It will spoil the taste of ladoos. If the flour is over roasted then there is the probability of getting burnt smell in the ladoos.
  2. While adding ghee to the besan laddu, make sure you add less ghee while roasting it. Do not put too much ghee in the beginning. If the quantity of ghee/clarified butter increases, then ladoos will not hold its shape. They will become flat. Also, if the quantity of ghee decreases then also you will find it difficult to shape the ladoos and also they will be dry.

Please leave your valuable suggestions, feedback or any query related to the recipe in the comment box. If you make this recipe in any other way, do share your tips and suggestions to make it better. Till then enjoy your day………Happy Cooking:)

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