5 from 3 votes
Besan Laddu
Cook Time
30 mins

A sweet delicacy made with roasted chickpea flour, clarified butter, sugar , nuts and cardamom powder

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
  • 2 cups besan or chickpea flour coarse flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar powdered
  • 2 tbsp cashews powdered
  • 1 tsp cardamom powdered
  • 2/3 cup clarified butter or ghee
  1. In a heavy bottomed pan dry roast the chickpea flour  on a  low to medium flame for 15 minutes taking care not to burn.

  2. Add the ghee or clarified butter and roast for another 15 minutes until it becomes a paste and you get a nutty flavor.

  3. Transfer into a plate and cool by spreading with a spoon .

  4. Add the powdered sugar after it is kind of cool and mix evenly.

  5. Add the powdered nuts and cardamom powder.

  6. Take a small scoop and roll into small balls using your palm when it is still medium hot and your hand is able to handle the heat.

  7. The ball may not retain the round shape and so you may need to redo it get a nice round shape. Cool it for a while .Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I used Besan laddu flour that is available in stores which is chickpea flour that is a little coarse . However you can use the regular gram flour with a little semolina to get the coarse texture or just plain chickpea flour.