Dish of the Day: Besan Ladoo

Deepali D Agnihotri
Deepali D. Agnihotri

Besan ladoo is one of the most popular sweet in India. It is easy to make and favorite of all kids. It is a good snack for journey as it can be stored for longer period compared to other sweets.

Ingredients:

Gram flour 2 cups

Ghee 1 cup (Use only 3/4 in the beginning and use rest if needed later while binding ladooes)

Almonds 2 tablespoon finely chopped

Pistachio 2 tablespoon finely chopped

Cardamom powder 1 tea spoon

Sugar boora (tagar) 11/2 cup or u adjust it according to your taste

Water 2 tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. Take a heavy bottom pan and heat 3/4 cup of ghee
  2. Once the ghee is heated, add gram flour to it
  3. Roast it in slow medium heat till it turns golden brown and aromatic
  4. Keep stirring it continuously.
  5. Sprinkle some water into it, small bubbles will appear keep stirring it till all the bubbles will settle down. This process will give it a nice texture to ladooes.
  6. Remove it from the heat and the empty the mixture on a big plate.
  7. Add dry fruits and cardamom powder
  8. Allow the mixture to cool down a bit.
  9. Once it is cool enough for you to touch comfortably add sugar boora (tagar).
  10. Mix the mixture properly with hands. If needed, mix some ghee and start making ladoo…

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