Besan ladoo

Besan ladoo

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Introduction
Ingredients
Step by step recipe with images
Tips and Tricks
Healthier version
Recipe card

Introduction


Besan laddo also known as bandar laddo is one of the most loved laddo recipe. Besan also known as gram flour is the key ingredient of this recipe. This yummy besan ladoo is a must during festive seasons in India. This yummy and sweet laddo is made by mixing ghee, roasted gram flour and sugar in appropriate quantities and is further garnished with dry fruits.

Patience is the key to make these laddos delicious and yummy. The taste of this laddo totally depends on how perfectly you cook the besan. So please go ahead and try this yummy and authentic recipe of ours which will surely lighten and brighten your festive mood and please don’t forget to share your reviews in the comments section below.

Ingredients

Gram flour- 3 cups
Sugar -1 and 1/3 cup (1.33 cup)
Rava or sooji- 2 tablespoon
Desi ghee- 1 cup
Refined oil- 1 tablespoon
Pistachio- 10 to 12 ( finely chopped)
Almonds-10 to 12 (finely chopped)
Cardamoms- 2 to 3

Step by step recipe with images


1) Firstly take a mixer jar and add 1 and 1/3 cup of sugar in it.


2) Add 2 to 3 cardamoms in it.


3) Mix them well into a powder.


4) Now finely chop the almonds and pistachios.


5) Heat a pan at low flame.


6) Add the chopped nuts to it.


7) Dry roast it for 2 to 3 minutes until they turn crunchy.


8) Now turn off the flame and keep it aside for later.


9) Now heat a pan with 1 tablespoon refined oil. (NOTE: adding refined oil will prevent the desi ghee from burning.)


10) Now add 1 cup desi ghee and turn the flame to low.


11) Once it gets heated, add 2 tablespoon of rava Or sooji in it. (NOTE: Adding rawa gives the laddos a crunchy twist.)


12) Once the rava changes it’s colour, it’s time to add the besan.

13)Add 3 cups of besan in it.

14)Stir them well until the gram flour or besan absorbs the desi ghee.


15) Keep the flame at low throughout the process . Keep on stirring and cooking it for 10 to 15 minutes, until it turn aromatic.


16) Cook it for another 10 minutes until it turn golden brown and glossy.


17) Your gram flour is perfectly cooked when it turns semi solid and oil seperates.


18) Now slowly add the roasted nuts to it.


19)Keep on stirring it for another 5 minutes so that everything gets mixed properly.Turn the flame off and keep the mixture aside.


20) Now add the powdered sugar in it.


21) Mix them well and make sure there are no sugar lumps . You can use a spatula or simply use your hands.


22) Finally when it cools down a bit, take a small portion of mixture in your palms.


23) Roll them into small balls.


24) Repeat the same with the remaining mixture and garnish it with roasted nuts.


25) Your laddo is ready to be served. You can cool it down and store it for 15 to 20 days in an airtight container.

Tips and Tricks


1) Stirring is the key tip. Keep on stirring it to avoid lumps and overcooking.
2) The flame must be kept at low throughout the process.
3) The ratio of ghee and gram flour should not be altered as it will effect the shape and texture of laddos.
4) The besan is perfectly cooked when firstly, it turns aromatic ; secondly, it turn golden brown and glossy and thirdly, when it turns into semi solid state.
5) Perfect laddos totally depends upon how perfectly you cook the gram flour.
6) The quantity of sugar must not be altered.
7) You can avoid using rawa if you do not want the crispy twist in the laddos.
8) Undercooking the besan will give it a raw taste and ruin the sweet dish.

Healthier version


1) You can use organic brown sugar instead of white sugar.

Recipe card

delicious Besan ladoo

Besan ladoo

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian

Ingredients
  

  • Gram flour- 3 cups
  • Sugar -1 and 1/3 cup (1.33 cup)
  • Rava or sooji- 2 tablespoon
  • Desi ghee- 1 cup
  • Refined oil- 1 tablespoon
  • Pistachio- 10 to 12 ( finely chopped)
  • Almonds-10 to 12 (finely chopped)
  • Cardamoms- 2 to 3

Instructions
 

  • Firstly take a mixer jar and add 1 and 1/3 cup of sugar in it.
  • Add 2 to 3 cardamoms in it.
  • Mix them well into a powder.
  • Now finely chop the almonds and pistachios.
  •  Heat a pan at low flame.
  • Add the chopped nuts to it.
  • Dry roast it for 2 to 3 minutes until they turn crunchy.
  •  Now turn off the flame and keep it aside for later.
  • Now heat a pan with 1 tablespoon refined oil. (NOTE: adding refined oil will prevent the desi ghee from burning.)
  • Now add 1 cup desi ghee and turn the flame to low.
  •  Once it gets heated, add 2 tablespoon of rava Or sooji in it. (NOTE: Adding rawa gives the laddos a crunchy twist.)
  •  Once the rava changes it’s colour, it’s time to add the besan.
  • Add 3 cups of besan in it.
  • Stir them well until the gram flour or besan absorbs the desi ghee.
  •  Keep the flame at low throughout the process . Keep on stirring and cooking it for 10 to 15 minutes, until it turn aromatic.
  • Cook it for another 10 minutes until it turn golden brown and glossy.
  • Your gram flour is perfectly cooked when it turns semi solid and oil seperates.
  •  Now slowly add the roasted nuts to it.
  • Keep on stirring it for another 5 minutes so that everything gets mixed properly.Turn the flame off and keep the mixture aside.
  • Now add the powdered sugar in it.
  • Mix them well and make sure there are no sugar lumps . You can use a spatula or simply use your hands.
  • Finally when it cools down a bit, take a small portion of mixture in your palms.
  • Roll them into small balls.
  • Repeat the same with the remaining mixture and garnish it with roasted nuts.
  • Your laddo is ready to be served. You can cool it down and store it for 15 to 20 days in an airtight container.

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