Besan ke laddu recipe

Sure! Besan ke laddu, also known as besan laddu or gram flour laddu, are popular Indian sweet treats made from roasted chickpea flour (besan), sugar, and ghee (clarified butter). Here’s a simple recipe to make these delicious laddus at home:


  • 1 cup besan (gram flour)
  • 1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped nuts (almonds, cashews, or pistachios) – optional


  1. Roast the Besan:
  • Heat a heavy-bottomed pan on low to medium heat and add the besan (gram flour) to it.
  • Dry roast the besan in the pan, stirring constantly to ensure even roasting and to avoid burning. This process will take about 10-12 minutes, and the besan will turn fragrant and change to a golden brown color. The roasted besan will also release a nutty aroma.
  1. Add Ghee:
  • Once the besan is roasted, reduce the heat to low and add the ghee to the pan.
  • Mix the ghee with the roasted besan until it is well combined. The mixture will become crumbly and slightly sticky.
  1. Add Cardamom and Nuts:
  • Stir in the cardamom powder and chopped nuts (if using) into the besan-ghee mixture. This will add flavor and texture to the laddus.
  1. Let it Cool:
  • Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down slightly so that it becomes easy to handle.
  1. Shape the Laddus:
  • When the mixture is still warm, take a small portion in your hand and shape it into a smooth round ball. Gently press and roll between your palms to form laddus.
  • Repeat the process with the rest of the mixture to make more laddus.
  1. Add Sugar:
  • Once the laddus are shaped, let them cool completely.
  • After cooling, sprinkle powdered sugar over the laddus and gently roll them in the sugar to coat the surface evenly.
  1. Store and Serve:
  • Place the besan laddus in an airtight container, and they are ready to be served or stored for later.

Enjoy these delicious besan ke laddu as a delightful Indian sweet! They are perfect for festivals, celebrations, or as a treat for yourself and your loved ones.

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