Besan Ladoo recipe| Easy Diwali recipe| How to make Besan Ladoo
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 25-30
  • 500 grams Chana Dal (Bengal Gram Split)
  • 200 grams Powdered Sugar
  • 8-10 Cashewnuts
  • 8-10 Almonds
  • 2 tbsp. Charoli (Chironji). Lightly toast the ingredients in 3, 4, 5 and ground it coarsely.
  • 125 grams Rava (Suji)
  • 250 grams Ghee (clarified butter)-used in the recipe as needed
  • 1 tsp. Elaichi (Cardamom) Powder
  1. We will start with dry roasting Chana Dal in a large pan. Keep stirring regularly for an even browning of Chana Dal. Chana Dal slightly changes its color in 7-8 mins and we will continue roasting for few more mins. After roasting for 12 minutes, Chana Dal is evenly browned. Switch off the heat, and allow it to cool down completely.
  2. In another pan, heat 4-5 tbsp. Ghee. Add Rava and roast until Rava becomes brown in color. Ensure that Rava is roasted on low heat. Rava gets evenly browned in 10 mins. Switch off the heat and allow it to cool down completely.
  3. Grind roasted and then cooled chana dal in a grinder in batches. You can get Chana Dal grounded in a flour mill. Grind into a fine powder (Besan).
  4. Heat 4-5 tbsp. Ghee in a pan. Add Besan and roast on a low heat. If Besan seems to get too dry, you can add 1-2 tbsp. Ghee while roasting (Keep melted ghee ready while roasting).
  5. We have roasted Besan for 15 mins on low heat. Besan has no lumps in it and has become evenly brown. Switch off the heat and transfer roasted besan to a large plate and allow it to cool down completely.
  6. When besan has cooled down completely, we will mix all the ingredients together. Add roasted Rava, Cardamom Powder, and Powdered Sugar and mix all the ingredients together.
  7. Now, add coarsely grounded Nuts and Chironji. Add melted ghee as required. We must add enough Ghee to form a smooth and sticky dough (must not be crumbly).
  8. Mixture has come together to form a dough. Take a lemon sized portion of dough and roll them into shape of balls (ladoo).We have used total 170 grams of ghee in this recipe. Similarly, roll into equal sized ladoos.
  9. The aroma of Besan roasting in Ghee is too enticing. You begin to feel the festivities in the air. Make Ladoos for festival of Deepawali
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