Organic Besan Laddoo Recipe

Organic Besan Laddoo Recipe
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 18 mins | Total Time: 23 mins 

What ingredients do you need to make Besan Laddoo?

  • 2 cups Organic Besan (Gram Flour)
  • ½ to  cup desi cow ghee (You may need more ghee if the mixture becomes too dry)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup grated or crushed Organic Jaggery
  • 4 powdered Green Cardamoms 
  • 1 or 2 tablespoon Golden Raisins 
  • 1 tablespoon Almond Halves

Steps to make Besan Laddoo?

There are 3 major steps to make Besan Laddoos - Roasting the besan, Cooking the mixture and Making the laddoos.

Step 1. Roasting the besan

  1. In a kadhai, dry roast the besan on slow flame. It will take about 11-12 mins. Ensure that the raw smell of the Besan has completely gone. The roasted besan should be reddish-brown in color.

A tip - Keep stirring the besan continuously. It can become brown very easily. Stirring ensures that the besan becomes reddish-brown evenly.

Step 2. Making the mixture

  1. Once the besan is properly roasted, add melted ghee to the besan and continue roasting the besan. This should take about 5-6 minutes.
  2. As the besan starts getting roasted well, nutty aroma of the roasted besan and desi ghee will start releasing itself. The besan will start releasing the ghee now. 
  3. As soon as the nutty aroma becomes strong add little milk in the mixture. Make sure you dont add too much milk.
  4. Little by little as the mixture starts combining properly, you will notice that it is ready.
  5. Add the crushed jaggery once the mixture has cooled down and stir. Be careful and do not let the mixture form lumps.
  6. Add the powdered green cardamom and raisins and stir them in the mixture.

Step 3. Making the laddoos

  1. Once the mixture cools down to room temperature, it is ready to be made into the laddoos.
  2. Take a small amount of desi ghee on your palms and make medium-sized balls.
  3. Press a small Almond half on the laddoo to give it a nice look.

How many laddoos can be made from 1 kg Organic Besan?

Generally, 15 medium-sized laddoos can be made in 1 kg Besan. The number will change in case you make small or big laddoos.

How long can you serve Besan Laddoo?

Besan laddoos are dry and can stay good for about 15 days.

How to store Besan Laddoos so they don't get spoiled?

Always store the laddoos in an airtight jar. You can store them in the fridge. Just take them out half an hour before serving so they come to room temperature. 

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, MonounsaturatedFat: 2g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 8mg,
Potassium: 114mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, VitaminA: 220IU, VitaminC: 0.1mg,
Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 0.6mg

Author: Asha Deshmukh

About the Author: Retired School Principal, Now engaged in Social work in various schools around Nasik

 

I have learned to make sweets from the elder ladies in my house. Their laddoos used to be so delicious that not a single person could stop at one. Today, I am proud to see that my daughters as well make lovely laddoos. In fact, when I go out on vacation, they pack me a Dabba with Besan laddoos.

 

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