Thursday, September 8, 2011

Besan Laddo

People of India are fond of laddos. Any festival oe occasion is incomplete without laddos. On the occasion of Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi, laddos hold special significance because it is considered auspicious of offer laddos to Lord Ganesh, who is well known for his love towards laddus.
Besan Laddos are made of besan or gram flour. It needs lots of patience to roast gram flour but it is worth because the laddus are so tasty.

Besan - 1 cup
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Gond - 1 tbsp

  • Sift the besan to make sure that there are no lumps.
  • Take the gond/edible gum in a microwave safe plate and microwave it for 30 seconds.
  • stir the gond and again microwave it for another 30 seconds.
  • Check in between if it is done. If the gaund expand in the size and becomes white, it is done.

  • Mix besan and ghee in a heavy bottom pan and roast the besan on low heat.
  • Add gaund to the besan.
  • Stir continuous till it release a nice aroma and the flour turns brown.
  • Transfer it to a different vessel and let it cool.
  • When it is warm add cardamom powder and sugar.
  • Mix well with the palms.
  • Roll them in round shapes like laddu.
  • Garnish with chopped pistachios and almonds.
  • Ready to serve and store in a air tight container.

These goes to FSF-Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi event started by Sonia and hosted by me.

Dinner Recipes from Sonia's Kitchen


  1. besan laddoo looks addition of nuts to the laddoos...btw where i can find this gond?? any substitution??

  2. delicious and yummy ladoo,luks very cute and tempting...

  3. my fav !!

    btw regarding the FSF event, Can i link a recipe I posted this week for Ganesh Chaturthi and Janmashtami or is it only new entries dear?? totally forgot abt this event !

  4. Soft & inviting laddoos...Loved the idea of nuts as coating..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner



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