Monday, January 31, 2011

Besan Ladoo

Reposting Besan Ladoo! These gorgeous looking and delicious besan ladoos were posted during the initial days of my blogging (my 2nd post) and of-course didn't get the deserved attention. Today I made these again to take to the temple and I remembered to take the pictures so that I could post it again. My kitchen was filled with sweet aroma as I roasted the besan. Besan ladoos are my favorite since childhood.

These laddoos are so delicious and melt in the mouth as you bite on them.

Look at these beauties!
These ladoos are super easy to make and spreads aroma in the kitchen. (Click here for printable version)


Ingredients:
2 +1/2 cup chickpea/gram flour
1+ 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup clarified ghee or butter
1 tsp cardamom powder
2 tbsp almonds for garnishing (blanched and finely chopped)

Method:
1. In a thick non stick pan, heat ghee/butter on a low flame.
2. Add besan to the ghee and start roasting. You have to roast the besan on the low flame till it changes its color slightly (it will look more like caramel) and spreads sweet aroma. ( Keep stirring else the besan will burn). You will also notice that ghee/butter gets separated from the sides when its done. This process may takes 15-20 minutes.
3. Turn off the flame and remove the pan from the stove and let the roasted besan cool down for sometime.
4. Once the besan cools down a bit, add sugar and cardamom Powder and mix it nicely and gently.
6. Wait till the mixture becomes cool enough to get handled from bare hands and then take small portions of mixtures between palms and roll them into a ball.
7. Garnish by putting almonds on the top of each ladoo.

Yummy, besan ladoos are ready to serve. Store in an airtight container.


P.S: 1. Roasting Besan at the right flame is the key. Make sure you roast on low flame.
2. If you keep the ladoos in the refrigerator, warm them up for 10-15 seconds before eating/serving, not only they will become soft and look freshly made.

26 comments:

deepti said...

Perfect Besan Ladoos.....
Loved the color
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divya said...

lovely and colorful very nice ladoos will try that...

swapna said...

Delicious and perfect....yummy!!

Sabby said...

Perfect out of bakery/sweet shop....

Indrani said...

OMG....they look gorgeous, vaishali..beautiful clicks

Kim - Liv Life said...

I have never heard of these, but the ingredients look tempting! I'm so glad you re-posted! Your pictures are just perfect.

natalie boyd said...

I haven't made laddoos in months now...I think since Diwali. Shame on me! You've inspired me; I will be digging out Auntie's recipe soon. :)

Anu said...

Besan laddoo looks so tempting..

Chitra said...

Perfect laddoos, awesome clicks :)

Madhura Manoj said...

Wow... like to grab some. Irresistible ladoos.Beautiful clicks.
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Raw_Girl said...

You've elavated the mundane besan laddoo into an art form! :)

Joy said...

I have never heard of this before. It looks lovely.

ROSITA VARGAS said...

Que lindos Besan y que ricos se ven, me encantan los ingredientes y quiero prepararlo ,deseo que me queden parecidos una delicia de dulces,abrazos y muchas bendicones,variƱos.

Priya said...

Feel like gobbing some, elegant laddoos..

Ambika said...

Bookmarked!!! Just one question Vaishali, did you use regular besan or the "laddoo besan" that you get in the Indian stores..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

My favorite laddoos. Mouth watering pics.

briarrose said...

Beautiful job on these. :)

Vaishali Sharma said...

Thanks all my dear friends...We enjoyed these ladoos...MY husband finished all of these already..LOL

@Ambika- I have used regular besan but using ladoo besan should be just as fine...Might be tastier :)

Apu said...

Those laddoos look amazing!!

Santosh Bangar said...

so perfect ladooes clicks re fantastic

Preety said...

delicious looking ladoos

Mina Joshi said...

Perfect ladoos!! I will bookmark to make soon.

Anonymous said...

Ladoos doesn't hold...can't make them into balls...why??

Vaishali Sharma said...

Hello there! Did u wait for besan to cool down a bit before adding sugar? Also let them cool down a little bit more and then try, it should hold together. I don't see any other reason of not forming a ball.

Anonymous said...

After making the laddoos , as soon as i put them in a container, they began sticking to each other and formed a lump of roasted besan. All the efforts went waste , although i do know that I had made perfect besan laddoos in the past quite some time back. the taste is perfect.Did I use too much ghee? can something be done now?

Vaishali Sharma said...

Hi There! Looks like u have used too much of ghee? If the ladoos didn't form and it all came together as a lump...What i think u can do now is....Make Barfi out of it instead of ladoos. For that u wud need to warm 1 tbsp of ghee in a pan( i know i am talking about more ghee) and put the roasted besan in it and mix it at very low flame. This is just to bring the moisture back in the besan and also make it warm. Turn off the gas and immediately spread the mixture on a greased thali or tray (flat surfaced). Let it cool down completely and put it in fridge for 30 minutes. Then cut into squares or diamonds.

I hope this can fix the problem. This is all i can think of. I am sorry it didn't work for you. I have made ladoos several times with this recipe without any problem.

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