BESAN LADOO (ROUND DESSERT BALLS MADE WITH GRAM FLOUR)

Hello friends,

Yesterday, I made these yummy Besan Ladoos for my kids as they were craving for something sweet. This became our summer project and we enjoyed making it together! This is a easy recipe and very popular in India. You fill find lot of different versions of these ladoos in India, with melon seeds, jaggery, boora, almonds but i like it plane and easy with just a few ingredients.

Good to Know

Besan (Gram Flour) is rich in protein and complex carbohydrate. It is high in folate, Vit B6, fiber and Iron. Since we are using lot of ghee and sugar in this recipe, it is best to consume these ladoos in moderation.

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Makes 10 Ladoos Approx
Course: Dessert/Sweet Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Difficulty Level : Easy
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Ingredients

200 gm or 2 cup Besan (Gram Flour)
3-4 powdered Ilaichi (Cardamom)
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4th cup Desi Ghee (Clarified Butter)
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Method

  1. Add besan in a Kadhai and roast on low flame for 10 minutes. Add Desi ghee and keep on roasting, let the besan combine well with ghee. Use 1/2 cup ghee, if you want your ladoos to be more firmer.

2. After about 20-25 minutes the besan starts to release ghee. By now it should be little dark in color. Keep on roasting till it becomes golden brown. (proper roasting of besan is very important, if it is under roasted, it will have a raw smell to it and ladoos won’t taste good and over roasting will make the besan bitter)

3. Turn off the flame, after about 30-35 minutes of roasting. Let it cool down and transfer it to a large bowl.

4. When the besan is slightly warm, add powdered sugar and Ilaichi (cardamom) powder, mix well with hands. (Do not mix sugar in hot besan, as it will melt the sugar)

5. Prepare round ladoos and enjoy!

Besan Ladoos

Here are some more interesting Dessert recipes for you!

Churma (Indian Sweet Dish)

Wheat/Bajra Chapatis(Indian flatbread) mashed with Desi Ghee & Jaggery(gur)

Churma

I have such fond memories of having churma/choorma with my siblings, when I was growing up. We would often fight for little extra(haha). Now every time I make churma for my kids, it bring back memories from my childhood when my mother would make churma ladoos ( churma balls) for me, so I have an emotional bond with churma! It is simple and super easy to make, requires little effort & ingredients & is finger licking good! It is made with leftover whole wheat or bajra (millet) chapatis. It is safe to consume leftover chapati (basi roti) within 12-15 hrs).

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Cooking Time: 10 min 
Serves : 2 - 3
Cuisine: Indian
Course: Dessert
Difficulty Level : Easy
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Ingredients              : Qty          

 1.  leftover chapatis  :  4    

 2.  Desi ghee (Clarified butter)  :  4-5 tsp

 3.  Jaggery (Gur) :  100 gm (grated or small pieces

You can add dry fruits(few, coarsely grinded) and powdered green cardamom(a pinch) as well but I like it simple!

Method

1.   Make small pieces and coarsely grind the chapatis in a grinder.

2.   Take a pan and on low flame add Desi ghee, let it melt.

3. Add coarsely ground chapatis, grated Jaggery (gur) and mix well. Jaggery & ghee should nicely bind with the chapatis.

4.  Turn off the flame and let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Voila it’s done!

Churma/choorma

I had this amazingly delicious churma made from Bajra (Millet) chapatis at Welcome hotel Khimsar Fort and Dunes, Rajasthan and it’s a must try if you happen to visit there!😊