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Besan ladoo
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Besan Ladoo Recipe

Besan ladoo is one of the popular sweets made widely in India for festivals. With few simple ingredients, it makes a perfect treat for celebrations.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 10 Ladoo


  • ½ cup Besan Chickpea flour
  • ½ cup Powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup minus 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 2 Cardamom
  • Nuts optional - For Garnish


Roasting besan

  • Roast besan well in medium flame with constant stirring until it turns deep golden brown in colour.
  • Take care not to burn the flour, as well as make sure roasted well.
  • Cool down and sieve it well.

Prepare ladoo

  • Powder sugar with cardamom and add to the roast flour in a mixing bowl.
  • Melt ghee and add the hot ghee to it.
  • Mix well with a spatula and when it is warm enough to handle, make ladoos.
  • Shape tightly when it is still warm.



  • At one stage the flour starts browning at the bottom of the pan, so keep stirring carefully without letting it burn.
  • If not roasted properly, then the raw smell of besan and taste of besan will not be pleasant.
  • You can add upto ¼ cup ghee for this recipe to get SHINY ladoos. I didn't wanted it to look shiny, so I had hold 1 tablespoon ghee.
  • You can also add the ghee to the flour while frying and just add the powdered sugar to it and make ladoos.
  • Ghee is the only flavor that brings taste to the ladoos, so never reduce it than mentioned.