Exquisite Besan Laddoo


“I love Laddoos! They truly make my world go round.” Well, that's pretty much the case with all of us. Besan laddoo is one such dessert that is relished and enjoyed by all, even Lord Ganesha.

Besan laddoo is an easy-to-make recipe, and involves minimal ingredients that are easily available. Festivals and poojas are incomplete without besan ladoos. Furthermore, it is fitting for the Jain community during the Paryushan festival, given the food restrictions, it forms a sumptuous part of the sattvic meal. When roasted in pure A2 ghee, besan laddoos make it truly an all-time favorite.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 8-10 laddoos

Ingredients

  • 1 cup/125 grams sifted Besan, measure it after sifting

  • 1/4 cup/60 ml Amrutam Ghee

  • 1/2 cup/65 grams Powdered Sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom Powder

  • 2 teaspoons chopped nuts like cashews and almonds (optional)

Steps:

  • Add Amrutam ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan, and let it simmer on low heat.

  • Add the sifted besan to the melted ghee in the pan and mix well. For best results keep heat low at all times.

  • Keep stirring for about 25 minutes until besan turns golden in color.

  • Remove the pan from heat, and keep stirring for 2 or 3 minutes to fractionally cool the batter.

  • Add cardamom powder and mix. Let it cool for another 15 minutes minimum.

  • Then add the sugar and nuts/raisins. Mix until well-combined.

  • Take a small quantity in your hand to roll out a laddoo from the dough. Press and roll between your palm to form a round shape. Repeat with the remaining dough. You may garnish with nuts, edible silver leaves (Chandi ka vark) or cardamom powder.

Notes:

  • If you like little crunchy laddoos, add a few tablespoons of sooji (rawa/semolina).

  • If the shape is not perfectly round then wait for 5 to 10 minutes (don't wait longer as the ladoo will set and won't reshape then) and roll it between your hands to reshape them.

  • In case you like sweeter ladoos, you may add more powdered sugar.

  • Store ladoos in an airtight container.

Try this recipe and treat your loved ones with this amazing dessert. Amrutam pure A2 cow ghee is the perfect companion for these delectable laddoos. The best-in-quality ghee prepared by the traditional valona process, brimming with purity, texture, and aroma of ghee can be purchased at our shop.

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