Indian Sweets: Besan Ladoo (Laddu) recipe

Indian Sweets: Besan ladoo (laddu)
Indian Sweets: Besan ladoo (laddu)Ladoos or laddus are the most common indian sweet recipes prepared and enjoyed on festivals and households occasions such as weddings. Among them the Besan ladoo or laddu is most delicious and easiest to prepare with very few ingredients. It is made from besan (Gram flour which is cereal flour made from ground chickpeas), sugar and ghee (clarified butter).
Indian Sweets: Besan ladoo (laddu)

Besan Ladoo Recipe Ingredients:

  • Besan (Chickpea flour or Gram flour) – 2 cups
  • Ghee (Clarified Butter) – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Roasted Cashew nuts – 15 - 20 nos (chopped into small pieces)
  • Raisins – 10-15 nos (optional)
  • Pista (Pistachios) – 15 –20 nos (chopped into smaller pieces)
Cooking Time: 60 minutes

Besan Ladoo Recipe Cooking Method:

  1. Take a heavy bottomed pan. Add besan.
  2. Stir the besan on low heat for 3 minutes.Indian Sweets: Besan ladoo (laddu)
  3. In a separate pan, heat the ghee until it melts.
  4. Then add the melted ghee into the pan containing the besan.
  5. On low heat, stir the mixture continuously until you get the typical aroma. This should take about 10-12 minutes.
  6. Take the pan off the heat and allow the besan and ghee mixture to cool to room temperature.
  7. Take the sugar in a blender and make it into powder. Then add the powdered sugar, chopped cashew nuts, pista and mix well.
  8. Now you can take small lumps of the mixture and shape them into ladoos as shown in the pictures.


  • Neil Kevin said:  

    Yummm...... Hey i like some Indian sweets.. This Ladoos are looking very delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe of it.


  • Anonymous said:  

    whats the measurement of sugar...

    powdered sugar 2 cups or regular sugar 2 cups and then powder it

  • Bharathi said:  

    Good question. Please use 2 cups of regular sugar and then powder it. Let us know how the besan ladoos turn out.

  • vidya said:  

    bharathi i made basan ladou on diwali it was delicious.I am going to try all your recipes your gajar halwa looks yummy.

  • Anonymous said:  

    Hey there!! MY family is from kerala and i dig indian sweets. the ladoo looks amazing...cant wait to try it. by the way, is there a recipe for jalebi? TIA

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  • Anonymous said:  

    Dear Bharathi, your all recipes are too good.

  • Anonymous said:  

    Zareena From South America, Have been looking for a good Besan Ka Ladu recipe for ages ,I will try yours tomorrow!!They look like the Ladus I had in India as a child Thank you ,

  • Indian Sweet Shop said:  

    Hello, my name is Ashok. Being an Indian I have got many chances to taste besan laddu. These are one of my favorite sweets. Thank you for sharing this mouth watering recipe.

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  • Shahzaib Khan said:  

    Besan lado are the best. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes. I love all Pakistani Recipes and indian recipes and mostly the appetizers by zarnak sidhwa recipes

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