Wednesday, 23 October 2013


Besan Laddu

Ladoos are one of the most liked Indian sweets. Be it a festive occasion or any pooja at home, any happy moment in an Indian family is incomplete without a ladoo.
On the occasion of Diwali, ladoo is of special significance because it is considered auspicious to offer ladoo to Lord Ganesha at the Lakshmi-Ganesh Poojan. Though ladoo is of various types- the ‘Motichoor Ka Ladoo’, ‘Sounth Ke Ladoo’, ‘ Nariyal ka Ladoo’, ‘Aate Ka Ladoo, ‘Til Ka Ladoo’, the most loved and relishing of them is the ‘ Besan Ka Ladoo’. Even if you are in love with the scrumptious ‘ Besan Ka Ladoo’, here is the easy to make recipe.

I love the besan modaks prepared by mom

yields approx. 25
  • 2 cups coarse gram flour (also known as besan for laddus which is coarse),
  • 1 1/2 cups ground sugar (increase the amount if the sugar is less sweet),
  • 3/4 cup melted ghee (clarified butter).
  • 2 tbsp milk,
  • cardamom powder,
  • raisins, almonds, pistachios - any nuts of your choice

  1. Roast gram flour in ghee over medium heat until aroma comes and it turns light red.
    Microwave Method: Mix together gram flour and ghee in a microwave deep dish. Put it in the microwave. Keep an eye on it and stir frequently to keep the mixture from burning. When the mixture turns light brown (approx. 10 minutes), remove. Microwave method is faster than the regular one.
  2. The mixture is lumpy at this stage. Sprinkle milk over the roasted mixture.It sizzles and looks thick and foamy. Turn the heat off and stir the mixture.
  3. Add sugar once the mixture is warm. Mix and knead it well with hands. Add cardamom powder and nuts.
  4. Divide mixture into equal parts and form balls of uniform size.
    Store besan laddus in an airproof container.

 If the mixture appears dry and you have difficulty rolling the laddus, use some more ghee.
U can make besan modaks . add the besan mixture in readymade modak moulds & shape it in form of a modak
You can make moong flour laddus or udid flour laddus using the same method.

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