Besan ke Ladoo Recipe + Photos

Besan ke Ladoo Recipe

Hi Everyone!!!!

Here’s a recipe from me after a really long time. This post is about how to make one of the easiest and yummiest desi desserts, besan ke ladoo. My mom makes the most amazing besan ladoos and I made these for the first time this evening and they turned out pretty good. Doesn’t take more than 15 minutes to make and can be stored for days! A win-win recipe.

Besan ke ladoo recipe

Cooking Time:  10 minutes.

Makes 15-16 medium sized ladoos.


  • 250 gm besan (gram flour).
  • 250 gm powdered sugar.
  • 4-5 ground black cardamom (badi elaichi or masala elaichi).
  • 100 gm ghee.
  • Dryfruits (pistachios, cashews, almonds, etc.) chopped (optional).
  • Cooking the recipe.
  • Pour 100 grams of ghee in a non stick pan and bring to a hot temperature. (I strongly recommend using a non stick pan as the besan doesn’t stick to the pan while frying).


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Once the ghee becomes quite hot, turn down the gas and after 30 seconds, add 250 grams of besan and keep stirring to avoid burning. Keep on stirring the besan and frying it in ghee until it takes a very nice medium brown colour. This is the most important step in making these ladoos. Frying besan on low heat until it turns a very nice golden brown color ensures that the raw flavor from the besan completely goes away and gives a deep, rich, nutty flavor to the ladoos.


After the besan achieves a nice color, turn off the gas and add 250 grams of powdered sugar. Make sure you use powdered sugar as if you use normal sugar, it might not dissolve completely and you might get that crunchiness of sugar in the ladoos. Mix the sugar really well in the besan and cook for additional 2-3 minutes on a low flame. Stir constantly to avoid burning.

Powdered sugar

Turn off the gas and add the ground black cardamom and mix well. You can also add green cardamoms instead of the black. I prefer this badi elaichi as I love the sharpness and contrast of the flavor against the rich ghee and sweet sugar.

Forming the Ladoos:

Spread the mixture into a large plate so that it cools off quickly. Do not try making ladoos now as the mixture will be quite hot.


Once the besan mixture cools down a bit (after 4-5 minutes), form the delicious ladoos by rolling them in your hand. Do not let the mixture cool down too much as it will be more difficult to make the ladoos with a cool mix.

With 250 grams of besan, you should be able to make 15-16 medium sized ladoos as shown in the picture. Once the ladoos cool down completely, store them in an airtight container and they will keep well for many days.


Optional Step:

Once you form the ladoos while they are still warm, roll one side of the ladoos in chopped dryfruits to get a beautiful look. I avoid this step as my husband doesn’t like dryfruits in his desserts.

Hope you try this recipe and enjoy this simple yummy dessert!

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35 thoughts on “Besan ke Ladoo Recipe + Photos

  1. i love besan ke ladoo bhawna. My mom makes them every winter exactly the same way. I want to go home now Besan ke ladoos bring back many memoires for me. I want to go home now :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

    1. awww rati…i share the same sentiments…even though i make them the same exact way as my mom’s, hers have always that extra maa ke haath ka taste….

  2. i dont normally eat mithais…but i like a besan ladoo from time to time(just one tho 😛 )

    i’ll try making this..Thanx for sharing 🙂

  3. Hey bhawna thank you for this easy to make besan laddoo, will try it today evening.

    Rati, since we have festive season coming up, can you get the forum to put up simple to make sweets – like nariyal ki mithai ( coconut burfi), rava laddoo, etc.

  4. i luv……….. besan ke ladoo………i will surely try………….i have lots of water in my mouth seeing these pictures :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

    1. Nehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…….ab there is granddaughter na…….your mom will start to make delicious things again :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

        1. Wow….I too got a niece….. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: and I have already got hairbands and accessories that she will get to wear only when she is 8 or so months old……Neha…I wanted to ask you one thing…..there is this satin and lacey kind hairbands that newborn baby girls can wear….something like this…..….I searched everywhere….in liliput and online sites like firstcry….but didn’t get it yet….any idea where i can get such 🙂 :))

          1. ek blogger frwnd aarthi from chennai na
            she has lots of them
            ahir band and lacy stuff
            il ask n tell u :))
            il catch u at any post n tell u 😀

        2. Neha……my guarantee….badmaash hi hoga :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

          1. even my mom is so happy that she has two grandkids……its like in a day there are not enough hours for her :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

              1. Nahin….Neha…me in hyderabad….mom now in Gujarat and sis tho in gujarat……. 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 my sis just delivered one month ago :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

  5. Bhawanaaaaaaaaaaa…..such an easy and uncomplicated recipe yours is… :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: I will make it and send to rati on Diwali :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

    1. Jomol di…add a little extra ghee for Rati…taste bhi better hoga,smell bhi better hoga…aur weight bhi badh jayega. O:) O:) O:)

  6. aleh waahhh :woot: :woot: Besan ki ladooo…… :woot: :woot:
    i ll try thz out soon Bhawana 🙂
    thnkx for sharing :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

  7. my bf’s mom make awsome besan ka ladoos :haanji: .so whenever she sends it for his beta dear,i simply snatch them from him :giggle: :giggle: 😉 … i always wanted to know the exact procedure..he he now i think i can curb some of his gaga-ing about “mummy ka hath ka bana hua khana” :devil: :devil:
    :thanks: bhawna :high5: it looks super :drool: worthy :puchhi:

  8. Besan Laddoo is my fave sweeet! :love: :love: I’ll try it out myself soon..It’s been too long since I’ve had them. :drool: :drool: :drool:
    And this time I’ll make 10 extra for myself. O:) No sharing with family. :huh: :huh:
    Thanks for the recipe,Bhawana! :teddy:

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