Besan Laddoo ( Mithai)

Besan Laddoo ( Mithai)

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Besan Laddoo is one of the most popular mithai in Indian cuisine. It might be known by various names, but this delicious laddoos of spiced and sweetened besan is famous all over the country.

When making this, remember that the rich flavour of the laddoo depends on how well you cook the besan. Under-cooking it will leave behind a raw taste, which will ruin the whole recipe. So, make sure you cook it well. The proportion of ghee and besan is also important as you might end up with a dry or very soft laddoo if it is not done right.

Once you have the mix ready, take some in your palm, shape it into a round and keep rolling it in your hand till you get a smooth, lustrous, ghee-tinted texture on the surface. It will look so irresistible at this stage that you would just want to pop it into your mouth! That’s when the laddoo is ready.

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Besan Laddoo ( Mithai) recipe - How to make Besan Laddoo ( Mithai)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 18 ladoos
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  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the besan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 13 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  2. Switch off the flame and keep stirring for 1 more minute.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a plate and keep aside to cool for 1 hour or till the mixture cools down completely.
  4. Add the sugar, coarsely powdered almonds , cardamom powder and mix well while rubbing the mixture in between your palms till it gets a crumbly texture.
  5. Take a small portion of the mixture and shape it into a round laddoo.
  6. Repeat step 5 to shape 17 more laddoos.
  7. Garnish with almond slivers and store in an air-tight container.

Handy tip:

  1. These can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for 15 days.

Nutrient values per ladoo
Energy307 cal
Protein8 g
Carbohydrates38.1 g
Fiber5.6 g
Fat13.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A140 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31 mg
Vitamin C0.4 mg
Folic Acid53.8 mcg
Calcium25.3 mg
Iron2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium26.7 mg
Potassium262.4 mg
Zinc0.7 mg

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Besan Laddoo ( Mithai)
 on 04 Jan 17 06:43 PM

Hello ma''am, I''ll be trying this recipe for the first time. I wanted to know that, what should be the size of the cups, that we shall use for besan and ghee and sugar? Please help.. Thank you.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Archana, You get these set measuring cups in the market, they are very useful to get all the recipe perfect.
05 Jan 17 09:09 AM
Besan Laddoo ( Mithai)
 on 13 Nov 16 05:28 PM

Tried and tested as said by our dear Tarla Dalal...miss you so much but you live on in everything that I try out of your awesome recipes. Thank you Tarla Dalal and team for continuing her legacy.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sabina, We are very happy to know you are enjoying our hard work and recipes. Do keep trying more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
14 Nov 16 08:42 AM
Besan Laddoo ( Mithai)
 on 31 Oct 16 11:49 AM

Besan k ladoo mein Besan kachha reh gaya is there any solution???
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Shailza, Make sure your flame is on medium as mentioned and not slow.
02 Nov 16 08:45 AM
Besan Laddoo ( Mithai)
 on 16 Oct 16 03:29 PM

Awwsome. Full proof recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rachna, We are very happy to know you have loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
17 Oct 16 08:43 AM
Besan Laddoo ( Mithai)
 on 16 Oct 16 03:27 PM

Besan Laddoo ( Mithai)
 on 17 Sep 16 02:28 PM

Besan Laddoo ( Mithai)
 on 10 Sep 16 10:29 PM

Maam mne isme cheeni pees kar dali h lekin cheeni moti pisi h.. To mne besan ko garam kar liya.. taki cheeni achhe se ghul jaye.. Kya ye ghul jayegi.. or kya mere ladoo theek ban payenge... Plz help
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Isha, Use powdered sugar as mentioned in the recipe and follow the recipe perfectly it will come out great.
12 Sep 16 02:06 PM
Besan Laddoo ( Mithai)
 on 03 Sep 16 12:15 AM

I want to know , as to why shouldn''t we add rava too , to the besan laddoo recipe ?? Won''t that get a crispier taste ?Though I love the besan laddoo by itself .
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Lateesha, We have not added as besan ladoos as they are always made only with besan. If you wish you can add and try with rava also
03 Sep 16 12:29 PM
Besan Laddoo ( Mithai)
 on 07 Jun 16 03:29 PM

Hi, This is the second time in searching for an easy recipe, of besan laddoo. No, surprise you are great, Tarlaji. Better than all; Easier than all. Moreover, Tastier than all. No other words to describe, but, easy, tasty, and crispy. Love your marvelous recipes. And no suggestions, I can make because that may change your method of creation. Regards from Cochin.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Mohan Thank you very much for liking our recipe. We are delighted to know you love our recipe. Feel free to share any feedback with us. Happy cooking!
07 Jun 16 04:14 PM
Besan Laddoo ( Mithai)
 on 26 May 16 05:13 PM

Loved by all family members.
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