Besan Ladoo

Indian traditional Gujarati/Rajasthani ladoo made with a rich  gram flour and flavored with saffron and dry fruits. Besan Ladoo can be stored  in the room temperature  for  a month. This is one of favorite during winter season.

Ingredients (serving- 15 pieces)

  • Powder sugar/Tagar – 1/2cup
  • Ghee – 1/2 cup
  • Cardamon powder – 1tsp
  • Pistachio  –  3 to 4 finely chopped
  • Gram flour – 1 cup
  • Cashew nut – 7 to 9 finely chopped
  • Saffron – Few strands
  • Almond – 5 to 6 finely chopped
  • Popped lotus seeds-7-8 pieces,chopped( optional)
  • Melon seed – 2 to 3 tsp


Step 1 – Heat  nonstick pan add  cashew nuts, almond, lotus seed and roast for  1-2 minutes and keep aside. Add besan  and roast until it releases a roasted aroma or gets brown in color(around 15-20 minutes in low flame); add ghee and roast again for 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle  1 tbsp water to the besan and mix proper then cook for 2-3 more minutes till it becomes dry and  keep aside to cool it(lukewarm).

Step 2 –  This step is required if you are going to prepare tagar. This is also available in market. Heat pan add  1 cup sugar with 1/3 cup water and for cook 8-10 minutes until  it become thick. Remove from heat and add 1 tsp ghee, stir continuous for 5-10 minutes  until mixture looks like powder(boora/tagar) or just use powder sugar .

Step 3 – Add nuts, besan mixture, boora(powder sugar), saffron, cardamom powder,  melon seed, pistachio and mix it properly for 2-3 minutes. Make round ball like ladoos from mixture .

Step 4 –  Ready for serve or store it for 30days in airtight container.

NOTE: In step 1 Granules will form when add water in besan ,it will make ladoos delicious also boora/tagar  make  ladoos  delicious.

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