Besan ladoo recipe – How to make besan ladoo with khoya/mawa recipe – Diwali sweetsTweet
Besan ladoo is one of the most popular ladoo recipes made by gram flour, ghee and sugar. It is very commonly prepared during Diwali festivals and special occasions. Besan ladoo is one sweet dish which can be prepared quickly without much effort. Traditionally besan ladoo is prepared with lots of ghee. But I have used little ghee but added khoya/mawa to give a rich taste and also a soft look to the ladoos. Do try this delicious besan ladoo this Diwali and enjoy !! Now for the recipe..
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Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 25 mins
Yield : 12 ladoos
Besan/gram flour – 1/2 cup
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Khoya/mawa – 1/2 cup (crumbled)
Ghee – 2 tablespoons
Cardamom powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Cashewnuts and raisins for garnishing
HOW TO MAKE OR PREPARE BESAN LADOO WITH KHOYA/MAWA RECIPE
Grind the sugar to a fine powder and keep it aside. Sieve the besan through a fine sieve and set it aside.
Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee and add the besan. Cook the besan on low flame, by stirring continuously, till you get a nice aroma and the raw smell goes away. This will take about 5-6 minutes. Ensure that the besan is not burned.
Once the besan is well cooked, add the crumbled khoya and mix well. Cook on a low flame for 30 seconds and switch off the flame.
Once the mixture is cooled down or comes to room temperature, add the powdered sugar and cardamom powder and mix well.
Add more ghee at this stage, if you want shiny ladoos. Make small or medium sized ladoos from the mixture. Store in an airtight container.
Delicious besan ladoos are ready to be served.
If the besan mixture is too dry, add little ghee and then shape into ladoos. If the mixture is too soft, keep it in the fridge for half an hour. The ghee will solidify a bit and then you can make the ladoos.
Ensure to roast the besan till the raw smell of the flour goes away and colour changes to golden brown.
Khoya gives a rich taste and a soft look to the ladoos. But you can also prepare these ladoos without khoya, with the same recipe.