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


Hasna said...

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

kausers kitchen said...

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

Hari Chandana P said...

looks super cute and delicious.. love it :)
Indian Cuisine

Roshu said...

My all time fav

Parsley Sage said...

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!

sharon said...

for how many days can we store these ladoos

mjskit said...

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

Aarthi said...

@sharonYou can store this for about a week

a-boleyn said...

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

Aarthi said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Aarthi said...

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

Babe Kaur said...

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

Aarthi said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Kamala Anand said...

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

Aarthi said...

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

Aarthi said...

@AnonymousRegular besan is good

Yasmin Azad said...

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

Yasmin Azad said...

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

Aarthi said...

@Yasmin Azadyes u have to add ghee

Anonymous said...

Can we use oil instead of ghee?

Aarthi said...

@Anonymousghee is what gives flavour to the ladoos

POONAM said...

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

Anam said...

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.

Aarthi said...

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

Sara MJ said...

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

Sumay nazim said...

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

Aarthi said...

@Sumay nazimroast besan little more

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