Besan Ke Ladoo

Besan Ke Ladoo

by Aparna Anurag Updated February 7,2014

Laddu or Laddoo is a ball-shaped sweet popular in India. Laddu is made of flour and sugar with other ingredients that vary by recipe. It is often served at festive or religious occasions.Laddu is often prepared for festivals or family events,this time I have prepared it for Ganesha Festival.It is considered to be the Most favorite Sweet dish of God Ganesha.

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Total Time: 1 hr
Recipe type: Dessert/Festival special
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4-5 persons
Yield:10-15 Ladoos
Author: Aparna Anurag


  • 1 -1/2 cups gram flour 
  • 2 tablespoons semolina flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted melted butter 
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons sliced almonds 
  • 1/4 teaspoons coarsely grounded cardamom seeds
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or ghee
  • 1 tablespoons sliced pistachios (pista)
  • ***Indian spice:Glossary of cooking


  1. Put the besan (gram flour), sooji, and melted butter in a large frying pan and mix.
  2. Turn the stove on to medium heat and begin to roast the besan mixture until besan becomes light golden brown in color.  Stir the mixture continuously with a spatula to prevent burning. 
  3. When the color has changed you will also start to smell the sweetness of roasted besan. This should take about 7 to 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and let the besan cool to a warm temperature. don’t let it become to room temperature.
  5. While the mixture is warm add and mix cardamom seeds, almonds, and sugar.
  6. To make the ladoos, take about 2 tablespoons of warm besan mixture into your palm. Gently press the mixture between your palms to form a smooth, round ball. The ladoos are usually about the size of a tennis ball.
  7. Put ladoos back on the plate with the pistachio on the top.