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delicious Besan ladoo

Besan ladoo

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian


  • 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


  • 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.