Besan Ladoo | How To Make Besan Ladoo At Home

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Besan ladoo recipe with step by step photos. Besan ladoo is sweet and cardamom flavored balls which is very popular in Indian cuisine and made during festivals like Diwali. Besan ladoo is made with gram flour, sugar, ghee, and cardamom powder. Besan means chickpea flour, besan is a Hindi word and ladoo means small round shaped balls. These ladoos are so delicious and easy sweet recipe that you can prepare this for any occasion and store it for weeks. You can also engage your children in making the process of this ladoo.


Besan Ladoo

The easiest sweet recipe ever. Making ladoo at home is simple and straight forward. Besan ladoo is made with roasted gram flour and cooked in ghee. After that add powdered sugar to the besan mixture. Flavor this ladoo with cardamom powder. Mix it well and make a small shape ladoo. It is so luscious that it melts in your mouth. Store it in an airtight container for weeks.

In Indian cuisine, besan is widely used in many dishes like Mysore Pak, besan barfi, dhokla, besan halwa, etc. Some other sweet recipes for festivals…

Used ingredients for this recipe


Besan (gram flour): Use freshly milled flour because gram flour has a nature to turn butter in taste within a few months of milling. Or if you are using a bit old besan then first dry roast them for removing the bitter taste then Saute with ghee. Besan is used in many dishes and it is very nutritious too. You can also use ladoo besan which is slightly coarse in texture which gives the market like texture to ladoo. But if ladoo besan is not available then go with the regular one.

Sugar: In this recipe use powdered sugar. You can also adjust the sugar level as per your taste. Do not need to buy powdered sugar, make this at home. Take a grinder and grind the granulated sugar into a fine powder.

Ghee: Like always, use ghee or clarified butter for making Indian sweets. I prefer homemade Ghee

for my sweet recipe. Making ghee at home is very simple.

Besan ladoo

Cardamom: For flavoring use cardamom powder and some chopped nuts like almonds, cashews, raisins, etc. You can also use almond essence for this ladoo. It also tastes great.


  • 300 grams gram flour (besan)
  • 450 grams powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 60 to 70 ml ghee (as required)
  • Chopped nuts
preparation time30 hour
Total time1 hour

Preparation for making besan mixture

Take a kadai or pan add besan and dry roast them for 4 minutes.

Dry roast besan
Dry roast besan

Then add half ghee. Mix well.


Then add more ghee and saute for 5 minutes on medium to low flame. Keep stirring continuously.

More ghee

If the mixture is dry then add more ghee. Add little amount of ghee at a time.

Cook the besan mixture until you smell the aroma comes from roasted besan. Or, it turns a little bit golden in color. It takes almost 20 to 25 minutes.

Just like this. Then turn of the heat and set aside to cool down completely. Here you do not need to measure the ingredients just use your sense and make this. Besan mixture has to be thick and melty. You can add sugar as you want.


How to make besan ladoo

Take some granulated sugar.


Grind it into fine powder.

Powdered sugar
Powdered sugar

When besan is completely cool then add powdered sugar and cardamom powder. Do not add sugar when besan is hot, otherwisesugar starts melting.

Add chopped nuts into it.


Mix well with hands.

Then divide it into small pieces and take a one piece and shape the ladoo with hands like small round balls.

Repeate the process and prepare all ladoo like same. Now the ladoo are ready to eat. Make these ladoo on festivals or for celebration.

Besan ladoo

Store these ladoo in air tight container for weeks. But i am sure it is not go long for more 4 to 5 days. That’s why make a big batch of ladoo. You can also store it in refrigerator.



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