Besan Laddu

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These laddus are popular all over North India.

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Preparation Time :    Cooking Time:     Makes 7 laddus.
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3/4 cup (100 grams) besan (Bengal gram flour), coarsely ground
3/4 cup (100 grams) powdered sugar
1/3 cup (60 grams) ghee
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
2 to 3 drops saffron colour

  1. Mix together the sugar and saffron colour and keep aside.
  2. Melt the ghee in a kadhai, add the gram flour and cook over a low flame stirring continuously till it is golden brown in colour.
  3. Add the cardamom powder and mix well.
  4. Remove from the fire and pour onto a plate (thali). Cool completely.
  5. Mix together the gram flour mixture and sugar.
  6. Divide into 7 equal portions and shape into laddus.

  1. You can use regular gram flour instead of the coarsely ground gram flour for the above recipe.

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 on 23 Aug 12 12:29 PM

Delicious, quick-to make laddus. They had the correct texture (soft and pliable) unlike other besan laddus which are usually dry and crumble on touch. The laddus I made disappeared in a jiffy!
 on 17 Dec 11 10:01 AM

Perfect recipe and perfect laddus...making laddus was never so easy....