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Besan Ladoo

 Published 2012-Apr-30   Updated 2018-Mar-26

- Submitted by Monika Garg

(Sweet Chikpea flour balls, Gramflour Laddu)

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Besan Ladoos are not only a favourite sweet for most of the Indians but also make an important part of festival feasts. Staying away from a good ladoo shop should not be an reason to devoid yourself of this aromatic delicacy !

Here goes the simple recipe with easily available ingredients. The ingredients below are good for around 15 ping pong ball sized ladoos :) 

Recipe For Besan Ladoo


  • Besan (Gram Flour) - 5 small bowls
  • Sugar (preferably fine Brown) - 6-7 small bowls 
  • Ghee - 2 - 2.5 Bowls 

Optional Ingredients

  • Nuts - Finely Chopped
  • Cardamom Poweder - 2-3 tps


  1. Take a shallow frying pan and add ghee while on low-medium flame.
  2. Once the ghee begins to melt, start adding besan. 
  3. Keep mixing until whole besan seems to be coated with layer of ghee. You will feel the aroma and mild browning of the besan . 
  4. Remove from the flame. Any further heating would get a burnt flour taste in your ladoos. So keep a close watch on the changing colour and aroma.
  5. Add the Sugar to the roasted besan (off the flame) and mix well. Taste a pinch of the mixture to check if sweetness is as per your taste. Add more sugar if required.
  6. Once sugar is mixed properly spread the same on a tray covered with foil and let it cool just enough that you can touch it to make the ping pong balls with your hands.
  7. Finally the ping pong balls so prepared should be kept on the aluminium foil with proper spacing so that ladoos do not stick to each other or to the tray and their shape is retained as they dry.

NOTE: Ladoos prepared with desi ghee(as above) can be stored for as long as long 1 month in refrigerator.


  • You can add finely chopped nuts along with sugar in step 5.
  • Once ladoos are prepared, you may sprinkle cardamom powder / shred nuts on the top of the ladoos.

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Comments (13)

Person   ()
Hello dear,
I tried this ladoo recipe at home and the besan ladoo is yummy and softy also.
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Thank You.
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क्या आँप मेथत हिन्दी मे भेज सकत है?
Person   ()
awesome recipe .....thankx
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Thjank You. Enjoy!!
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can you send requently simple recipe of Indian quick snaks and sweet.
Person   ()
Here are quite a few snacks for you to try.

Keep visiting often, we will be updating with more snack ideas.
Person   ()
I have tried.. nd it tastes awesume.. thnx 4r such an easy nd tasty recepie..
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all food good
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Thank You.
Person   ()
how long does it take to cook?
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Is there anything that these would go with?
Person   ()
Ladoos taste awesome as desert , or sweet-based snack with tea !

Because of ghee as an ingredient it is adviced that water , frizzy drinks should not be taken along with the Ladoos !

Enjoy :)

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