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... Best Blogger Tips

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... Best Blogger Tips

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

Hari Chandana P said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

My all time fav

Parsley Sage said... Best Blogger Tips

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... Best Blogger Tips

for how many days can we store these ladoos

mjskit said... Best Blogger Tips

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... Best Blogger Tips

@sharonYou can store this for about a week

a-boleyn said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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... Best Blogger Tips

@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... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Kamala Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

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... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousRegular besan is good

Yasmin Azad said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Yasmin Azad said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Yasmin Azadyes u have to add ghee