Besan Ladoos are one of the favorite sweetmeats from north India. No celebration whether religious or joyous ceremony is complete without Besan Ladoos. Diwali is just around the corner now, so we have brought you the best recipes from all over India, which you can try and make them at home. Sweets are the best ways to greet and welcome someone on Diwali. So let’s start with Besan Ladoos now.
You need about 30 – 45 minutes for preparation and cooking time of all ingredients.
It serves about 2-4 people as per used quantity.
We have used measuring of a cup – which is about 250 ml
- 2 cups besan or gram flour
- ½ to ⅔ cup ghee (add more ghee if required)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 4 cardamoms, powdered in a mortar-pestle
- 1 or 2 tbsp golden raisins/ or other nuts like almonds, pistachios etc.
- Dry roast besan in a good size wok or kadai on slow flame for 10-15 minutes.
- You need to keep stirring the besan while it is on heat, so there are no lumps and entire besan is evenly roasted.
- At this stage, you may melt the ghee if required and keep it aside.
- Once you have melted the ghee, keep stirring the besan separately. Don’t mix two things now.
- At this stage, you would notice that besan would start changing the color and release some ghee. It fills you up with some nutty fragrance.
- Once you get the nutty kind of fragrance, remove the mixture from the heat.
- Remove the pan from the heat and keep down for cooling.
- Add powdered sugar now after cooling down, otherwise sugar would melt inside the mixture. You may use Boora for best ladoos texture.
- Add the powdered cardamom and raisins if you like. Otherwise some people like plain besan ladoos as well.
- You can also add chopped dry fruits like pistachios, almonds etc. as well.
- Please stir well the entire dry mixture and remove lumps with your hands.
- Once the mixture is fully prepared, then let it cool down for some time, till it reaches room temperature.
- Now with your hands, take a small portion, and roll them into round shape ladoos. You would be surprised with your skillfully prepared ladoos.
- Now when you are making them for Diwali, then store them in air tight jar. It would be fresh and best for many days to come.
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