Besan Ki Ladoo

Happy New Year ~ Besan Ki Ladoo

Besan Ladoo
Besan ki Ladoo

It’s New Year for people in some parts of India. For people from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, it is called Ugadi whereas the people of Maharashtra term the same as Gudi Padwa. The festival marks the new year day for people who follow the Indian lunar calendar. Maharashtrians love their chaat (snack) very much but they also have a sweet tooth. So, I wanted to celebrate this day,by making something that signifies their region, Besan Ki Ladoo. Although Puran Poli would justify more of a Maharashtrian sweet, Besan Ki Ladoo is no less. It is a very easy dish but requires a lot of muscle power. So, if you are up for some upper arm workout for about 45 minutes, this is the dish to make. I do not prefer using a microwave for this but that’s your choice. I do not make these often, so why not make it the traditional way which tastes so much better?

Recipe: (Makes about 15)

2 cups Besan
< 1/2 cup Ghee
Shakkar – > 1/2 or per taste
Coarsly Ground unsalted pista, badam (optional)
1 tsp Elaichi powder
A pinch of Kesar

Heat ghee in a pan, add the besan and sautee it on a medium low flame. Initially you might find it difficult to mix, but as you keep doing it, you start seeing that the besan quantity shrinks and the ghee separates from the besan and the mixture becomes loose and very easy to handle. Do not sautee on high flame, other wise the besan will burn. You need a lot of patience to keep sauteing it for a long time; I did for almost 45 minutes until you see the mix turns light brown like caramel color. Below you can see the change in color.

Besan sauteing in ghee Besan sauteing in ghee after a while

Turn off the heat, add the pista, badam mixture & kesar. Let it cool. Once cooled, add shakkar, mix well, roll into small balls. Since I did not use any water or liquid, this will store in airtight jars for about 20 days or so. Enjoy ladoo whenever you have a craving for sweet.

Besan ki Ladoo

TIP: In case the mixture is too loose and hard to roll into balls, just keep it in the freezer for 5 minutes then roll into balls.

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19 Responses to Besan Ki Ladoo

  1. dhivya says:

    wow!as usual amazing pictures!ladoo looks so tempting

  2. Saswati says:

    wow the laddoo looks gr8

  3. Sunitha says:

    I was lucky to taste these yummy ladoos today.
    Thanks Priya for sharing the ladoos and the recipe:)

  4. 365DaysVeg says:

    Oh, You are very welcome Sunitha. I am glad I was able to share it with you and get some expert feedback 🙂

  5. sushma says:

    Thats such a lovely luking ladoos i love them.

  6. easycrafts says:

    Loved the colour of these tasty ladoos

  7. arundati says:

    looks fantastic!! happy new year!!

  8. arjunrohan says:

    looks yumm and tasted yummm!

  9. Vaishali says:

    Love besan laddus, Priya. These look beautiful.

  10. Medhaa says:

    oh now i am missing my mom, she always made these for me maybe I should start making them my self

  11. smitha says:

    wooww…the ladoos look soo yummy! reminds me of my granny…she used to mk them for us when we visted in the summers! but her process was much longer n tedious!! so i’m gonna try it ur way…n hope they turn out as good as they look out here!!:)thanks!!

  12. smitha says:

    i tried making these today for diwali…but sad to say they didnt turn out to be anything like the pics!!:( the quantity of ghee was vry less for the besan mentioned…n i had dry powder left!! had to try some oil..n more ghee..n water ..n milk to get it to some decent shape! will know only tomorrow how they taste! wonder whr i went wrong!(

  13. 365DaysVeg says:

    I am sorry to hear Smitha that the recipe did not turn out well for you. When I made it I felt that the ghee was too much yet I posted the recipe but in your experience it turns out to be less. I really cannot think of a reason but the brand/quality of besan. I do see that if other recipes made out of certain brands of besan does not turn out well. I suggest that you give it a try with Laxmi brand if it is available.
    I hope this experience does not de-motivate you to from trying out recipes.


  14. Meems says:

    Thank you so much for the recipe! I was waiting to get my hands on a good one, and I absolutely loved this recipe!

    THANK YOU _(_ _)_ *bows*

  15. Lura Cooper says:

    I trust you would not have reservations if I placed a part of this on my univeristy blog?

    • 365DaysVeg says:


      Thanks for checking out the recipe. Sure you can place a part of this article on your blog but preferably giving credit to my blog’s address as the source.

      Thanks again.

  16. The Voice of a Soul says:

    OMG I love Besan ki Ladoo haha, now I can try to make it myself.. but I have one question.. do you mean 1/2 cup or tablespoons sugar/shakar? Thank you for sharing your recipes with us!

    Kind Regards,

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