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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Easy Besan Ladoo-Festival Special

Its festive season now with upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi,Diwali,Dasara! and much more.You can make this easy sweet and enjoy these special occassions.I  love festivals as they are so special with special prayers to God, special varieties of food/prasad,special Costumes.And with kids its even more special!

Besan laddoo is one of the  traditional famous festival sweet.

1.5 Cups Besan(Kadale hittu)/Gram flour/chickpea flour
1/2 Cup Ghee/clarified butter(melted and warm)
3/4 Cup powdered sugar
1/2 tspn cardamom powder
1 Tbspn coarsely ground cashew
1 Tbspn sliced Almonds
1 tspn pistachio pieces(optional)
1 Tbspn fine sooji

1)Lets combine besan,warm melted ghee,sooji and mixwell without lumps

2)Place a Thick bottom non stick pan on low heat with the above mixture.Fry it for 14 min ,now add pieces of sliced almonds,pistachio,cardomom powder and coarsely ground cashew.Fry it for another 2-3 min till u get nice aroma.

3)Let it cool down a bit,Add powdered sugar when its still warm.


5)Wet your hands with ghee and make ladoo


When I make ladoo,i usually make the them a lot and store them.

1)You can store it in airtight container for 2 weeks.

2)Its always best to refridgerate due to weather fluctuations.Put them in ziplocks or airtight container and let it stay in refridgerator for couple of weeks.When you are ready to eat,just microwave them for 16 seconds.

About Besan

1)Besan is the flour of yellow lentils called channa dal- A pale yellow flour you can gt in any indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi grocery store in USA.I even saw in recently.

2)If you have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, you must avoid flours containing gluten like wheat flour.Besan is gluten free and can substitute for wheat flour in gluten free diets.

3)1 cup besan contains about 20.6g protein,4.5g of Iron.

4)Besan contains more protein than in wheat flour!


  1. Hey i too did besan laddu this ashtami.. check my site.. n leave ur comments. lets stay connected...

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