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Besan Ladoo Recipe (besan ka laddu recipe)
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Besan Ladoo

Besan Ladoo is a delicious Indian sweet, a popular ladoo made using gramflour, sugar, ghee, cardamom and nuts.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 25
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


  • 4 cups Besan (approx 400 grams of chickpea flour), preferably a little coarse besan
  • 1 cup ghee (210 gms)
  • 1 ¾ cup sugar around 350 grams, powdered (you may adjust as per your liking)
  • ¼ cup cashew nuts coarsely crushed
  • A pinch of saffron lightly roasted and crushed (optional)
  • ¼ cup almonds coarsely crushed
  • 1.5 teaspoon cardamom powder


  • Firstly, In a large heavy bottom pan, heat ghee well.
  • When ghee is hot, reduce the flame to very low, add besan, start stirring and roasting on a very low flame.
  • Stir well continuously and cook. Do not burn. You may increase the heat to medium and roast besan, but to get the best roasted flavor and golden color, it is always best to roast it in ghee on a very low flame.
  • After 6-7 minutes of roasting, add crushed saffron and mix well,
  • Then again after 8-10 minutes, add crushed cashew nuts, and crushed almonds, mix well, keep stirring or else it might stick to the bottom and burn. You will see a lot of foam bubbling up, but it will settle down.
  • Roast well on low for another 6-7 minutes. At this point you will see, it turns out to beautiful dark golden aromatic besan ladoo mixture
  • Immediately take the pan off the heat, and pour the ladoo mixture in wide plate or tray.
  • After 15 minutes, this is how it looks when scrapped with spoon.
  • Cool the mixture to a temperature just easy to handle and make laddoos. Then add powdered sugar, cardamom powder and mix
  • Take small amount of mixture and shape them into laddus. Similarly, shape the all the mixture into ladoo
  • You can keep it plain or put some nuts like almonds pistachios or cashew nuts. I have used pistachio to garlich besan ke laddu. Cool and store in an airtight conatiner. Besan ke Ladoo is ready to enjoy. You can store besan ladoo in a clean container under refrigeration upto 2-3 months (tried and tested storage tip)


  • At any point, please do not leave the mixture unattented, and keep stirring, or the it will burn.
  • If the ladoo mixture is too dry, you may add few spoons of ghee and proceed
  • Also, if the ladoo mixture is too soft then you an keep the mixture into refrigerator for few minutes. Even after refrigeration if it is still soft, then add some roasted besan and proceed


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1.1mg