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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Besan Laddu


I often wonder how some bloggers enthusiastically do special posts in advance during festivals. I never happen to cook special dishes just before the festival days for blogging sake and I am left too exhausted on a festive day to click the dishes I prepared. I therefore end up posting no festive foods during the season. This time I wanted it to be different and on purpose, I selected "Navaratri Special" theme during the second week of BM#21 so that I could post some easy and yummy sweets/savories.
My first post in the series is going to be these delicious besan laddus that need very minimal efforts to prepare. The only thing needed is a pair of strong arms to fry the besan until you start to smell the aroma. The fried besan and powdered sugar are formed into laddus using ghee as the binding agent. The less amount of ingredients used and the simplicity of the recipe makes it novice friendly.

Ingredients: (Yield about 18 - 20 laddus)
2 cups besan / chickpea flour
1.5 cups powdered sugar *
1/2 cup ghee (or as needed.)
1/4 tsp cardamom powder (optional)

* My mother uses sugar and besan in the same ratio for these laddus. If you have a sweet tooth go with 1:1 ratio. I however prefer my sweets to be not sweeter and so this proportion works for me.


Method:
1. Melt 1/4 cup ghee in a pan and add besan to it. Fry the besan on low flame, continuously stirring. Fry until the raw smell of the flour is gone and the besan starts to change color. It would take around 12 - 15 minutes of continuous stirring. Turn off the stove.
2. Add powdered sugar and cardamom to the besan pan and mix well. Leave it aside for about 10 minutes so that the flour mixture is easy to handle with bare hands.
3. After the mixture has cooled down, add the remaining ghee (or as needed) to the besan mixture and mix well.
4. Take a handful of the mixture and shape into a round ball. Repeat the step with the remaining besan - sugar mixture. Store them in an airtight container.

Comments

14 comments:

Prathibha said...

nice delicious laddu...looks perfect n yumm

Jayanthi said...

The ladoos look so delicious and very tempting and the pictures are so good that I'm unable to reach for the ladoos beyond the screen...

SHILPY MALHOTRA said...

it looks yummy..wish I could grab one :)

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Divya Pramil said...

Well presented looks so yum!! :)
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Priya said...

Love those cute looking yummy laddoos, i dont mind to grab some and have rite now.

Archana said...

Look delicious. I agree I find it difficult to make dishes for festival and click pics. These ladoos ar e delicious.

Srimathi said...

Suma, you are so good with the BM. I always think of doing it and forget about it. I love besan ladoo. I over indulge in these ladoo's that I find in the local Indian store.

ANU said...

yum yum!
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The Pumpkin Farm said...

nice...the aroma this laddu leaves in the kitchen after it is done is simply amazing..

sushma said...

Wow yummy. This is one recipe I wanted to try since long

Rajani S said...

Beautiful clicks Suma, the laddoos are making my mouth water :)

PJ said...

Looks so perfect and tempting....

vaishali sabnani said...

I love besan ladioos but I am very bad when it comes to making them...could I pick one of these yummy ones plz.

preeti garg said...

Great Recipe....

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