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Besan Ka Laddoo (gram flour sweet)


Besan Ka Laddoo (gram flour sweet)
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Besan Ka Laddoo is an all-time favourite and made on several special occasions and festivals. The trick to getting this sweet right is in browning the besan (gram flour) perfectly.


  • 4 cups besan (bengal gram flour)
  • 2 cups ghee (clarified butter)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp cardamom powder


  • Melt the ghee over a medium flame, in a thick-bottomed pan.
  • Add the besan and brown till you get a cooked aroma from it. The besan will also turn darker as it cooks and when done should be a deep golden brown color. This browning process can take up roughly 20 minutes.
  • Add the cardamom and mix well.
  • Turn off the fire and mix in the powdered sugar. Stir well.
  • Allow the mix to cool.
  • When cool, form into golf ball-sized rounds. Place on a lightly greased, flat tray till they set well.
  • Store in an air-tight container in a cool place.
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