besan ladoo recipe
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besan ladoo recipe

besan laddu recipe - a popular ladoo made from gram flour, powdered sugar and ghee.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: sweets
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 15 medium sized besan ladoo
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 2 cups besan (gram flour)
  • ½ to ⅔ cup ghee - add more ghee, if required
  • 1 cup powdered sugar or boora
  • 4 green cardamoms - powdered in a mortar-pestle (choti elaichi or hari elaichi)
  • 1 or 2 tablespoon golden raisins (kishmish)


roasting besan

  • dry roast the besan in a kadai or pan on slow flame for about 11-12 mins.
  • keep on stirring continuously right from the beginning. so that the besan is not burned and so that there is even browning.
  • while roasting the besan, melt the ghee and keep aside.

making besan ladoo

  • after 11-12 minutes of total roasting time, add the melted ghee and continue roasting the besan for some more 5-6 minutes stirring continuously.
  • the besan would start to give a nice nutty fragrance and will start releasing ghee.
  • once you get a strong nutty fragrance then switch off the fire.
  • remove the pan from the stove and keep down.
  • add powdered sugar or boora. for best taste use the boora.
  • stir well so that no lumps are formed.
  • add the powdered cardamom and raisins. you can also add chopped dry fruits at this stage. stir well.
  • once you have mixed the besan ladoo mixture well then let it cool down to room temperature.
  • make small or medium sized besan ladoos and store them in air tight container.


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.6mg