Besan ke laddoo

8, Nov, 2012, by Seema

Traditional Background

Besan ke laddoo is a traditional sweet, popular in Northern part of India. It is the most popular sweet as an offering to Lord Hanuman, on Tuesdays (as Tuesday is a special week day to worship Lord Hanuman).
For celebrations, on Diwali festival, these are prepared on the morning on the day of Diwali as a special offering for worshiping Lord Hanuman.
Children love its taste. For preparation, it is quite easy and quick.

Estimated cooking time : 60 mins


Gram flour - 250 gm
Sugar (powdered) - 100 gm
Ghee (clarified butter) - 125 gm
Almonds - 8-10 (finely chopped)


Heat up a pan and add ghee. Once the ghee is hot, add gram flour to it and keep mixing them well until flour starts releasing ghee after absorption. Remove it from heat and allow it to cool, then add powdered sugar and almonds. Mix these well. Form medium sized balls out of this mixture. Serve these balls or Besan ke Laddoo as fresh.
Storage Tips - Besan ke laddoo can be preserved for a 2-3 weeks, if kept in air containers as these do not have any trace of water.

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