Nov 12, 2012

Besan Ladoo (Besan Ka Ladoo) / Gram Flour Ladoos / Sweet Chickpea Flour Balls with Cardamom & Cashews - Diwali Special Recipes

Hai Guys..Hope everyone had a busy weekend, preparing for diwali..I was having a busy one too. Actually I felt so lazy to making sweets at home alone, so I went to my mum's place and cooked along with her. We made muruku, mysorepak, gulab jumun, kaju katli, besan ladoo..It was awesome cooking together with my mum and sisters. I spend the whole day there and came home late..

Now back to the recipe..The cool thing about this ladoo is, it is so easy to make, but taste so healthy and yummy. I love the colour which was in the ladoo without adding any food colouring. I love those crunchy bits of cashew inbetween these ladoos..I hope you will try it this diwali and let me know how it turned out.

Recipe Source : Manjula's Kitchen
Preparation Time - 15 mins ( Includes shaping ladoos)
Cooking Time - 15 mins
Cooling Time - 20 mins
Makes - 20 to 22 ladoos


Gram Flour / Besan / Kadalai Mavu / Chickpea Flour  - 1 1/2 cup
Sooji / Rawa / Semolina - 3 tblspn
Sugar - 3/4 cup Powdered
Ghee / Butter - 1/2 cup melted
Cashews - 1/4 cup chopped ( Use any nuts)
Cardamom Powder / Yelakai - 1 tsp


Take a heavy bottom pan. Add in besan, sooji, ghee and mix well.

Start roasting on a medium heat for 15 mins till they turn golden and smell so nutty and toasted.

Remove them to a bowl and leave them to cool down.

Once they have cooled and bit, Add in powdered sugar, cardamom, nuts and mix well.

Form them into balls and keep them aside.


You will need Sugar, Cashews, Gram Flour, Cardamom, Ghee and Sooji
Start by taking gram flour in a thick bottom kadai
add ghee to it
add in sooji too
start roasting
it will form into a coarse mixture
roast it ..roast it ..roast it..
After few minutes, it will change colour
and starts to smell so nutty and toasty
Transfer that to a bowl and allow it to cool down
add powdered sugar to it
add cardamom powder
and broken cashews
mix well
form into ladoos...Thats my Sis Anjana posing for me


  1. I thnk its nt a gud plan to diet during diwali time... All these blogs r filled with sweet recipes tht i cant get contro f

  2. Ladoos look really mouthwatering....perfectly made.
    Happy Diwali ,have a great time with ur luvd ones :)

  3. Ooooh! I love this time of year :) So many of my bloggy friends do Diwali recipes and they always look so delicious. These are no exception! YUMMY!

  4. for how many days can we store these ladoos

  5. I had these once at a local Indian restaurant and absolutely fell in love with them. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  6. @sharonYou can store this for about a week

  7. When you say 'powdered sugar' do you mean 'icing sugar' the finely ground white sugar which usually has cornstarch in it?

  8. @a-boleynNo it is normal sugar which has been powdered

  9. Hello,
    I tried to make the ladoo's and I don't know what went wrong but the batter became very watery instead of being powdered like yours. Please help.

  10. @AnonymousMay be you must have added too much ghee. Roast more gram flour and add it in, add more sugar if needed.

  11. Looks very yummy how to powder the sugar ?? Or can use castor sugar instead ??

  12. @Babe KaurJust take granulated sugar and powder it in blender. You can use castor sugar instead

  13. Do you use regular besan or do you need a diff variety?

  14. Do we need to add semolina? And the gram flour used , should it be coarse or the store bought usual nice flour is enough?

  15. @Kamala Anandyes it gives nice texture...u can use normal flour

  16. I just made this all went good except when making round my ladoo breaks should I add ghee

  17. Thank you very much all your recipes are wonderful and really taste yummy yummy

  18. Can we use oil instead of ghee?

  19. @Anonymousghee is what gives flavour to the ladoos

  20. Awsome receipe...Can you please share Moong Dal ladoo receipe as this is healthy for kids and easy to digest

  21. I tried to make besan laddoo following Manjula aunty's recipe. After the stirring of besan , I cooled it down and added powdered sugar which made it really grainy because the sugar didnt melt. I tried to heat the mixture again so that sugar melts but it didnt work and was spoiled.How can I avoid this problem ? I really want to make it but I fear that this may happen again.

  22. @Anamuse finely powdered sugar to it..or follow this method/

  23. I simply looooove this!!It's my go to recipie for a ladoo. It's such a popular sweet in our house. Thank you.

  24. Hi arthi....I always follow ur recipes...I don't know why..bitter taste of basen S coming...can U help??

  25. Hi Aarthi,
    Am a bigg fan of your cooking.
    I just tried this recipe and it has come out awesome.your measurements are so accurate.all the techniques and tips are so helpful for someone like me who is cooking.thanks !!

  26. it's my faviourite reciepe. i love to eat besan ladoo. thanks for sharing these recipe. i will cook this time at my home and surprise my mum with this.

  27. Hi,

    Is it ok if i use brown sugar instaed of white ?

  28. I am big lover of besam ka ladoo, its very tasty. Thanks for this recipe.


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