Besan Ladoo recipe | Besan Laddu | How to make besan ladoo
Soft melt in mouth besan ladoo recipe made with 3 ingredients - gram flour, sugar, and clarified butter.
Author: Preeti Nayak
For making Besan Ladoo:
2cupbesan/chickpea flour/gram flour
1 1/4cupboora/powdered sugar
For the garnishing:
Preparations for making Besan ladoo recipe
Sieve besan/chickpea flour/gram 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 until it is golden 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/powdered sugar to it. Do not add boora/powdered sugar when the 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 to 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.
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.
Full recipe: https://theyummydelights.com/besan-ladoo-recipe-besan-ke-laddu/