Friday, July 24, 2009



This was something I was thinking of to make ever since I saw Srivalli's laddoo. I bookmarked it so that i could try whenever I crave for something sweet. So finally today felt like giving it a shot as I wanted to offer something on this first Sravana shukravaram(friday).I didnt know making ladoo would be such a fun and easy job.

INGREDIENTS: Makes 10-12 medium sized ladoos

Besan/Chickpea flour-------------------1 cup of standard measuring cup
Fine granulated Sugar-------------------1/2 cup
Ghee--------------------------------------6-8 tbp melted or more
Cardamom powder----------------------1/2 tsp
Cashews/Raisins-------------------------For decorating

1.Mix Besan and melted Ghee in a microwave safe bowl well till incorporated and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes dpending on ur MW.

2.Keep stirring in between after every minute.Once it crosses the first 4 mins be sure to check it for every 30 secs.

3.The end product should usually be a nice light brown mixture with a nice aroma. The mixture should not dry like powder, otherwise the ladoos will not hold up their shape. Let it cool completely.

4. Once cooled, add the sugar, cardamom powder and cashews/raisins. Mix well and make small round ladoos of your own size. Enjoy!!

If you are not able to form nice shaped laddoos then it means the ghee was not sufficient .So adjust accordingly and try.
You can replace ghee with unsalted butter too.


Mriganayani said...

Hi Raaji,

I just came across your blog - and I'm excited to leave you the first comment on Besan ladoo - the recipe looks great and the picture looks even more beautiful.

I'm a local fellow blogger - I blog from home at Irvine - looks like you are in LA.

Check out my blog when you have time -

I will catch up with the other posts in your blog - but as much as I have looked now - great work - keep it up!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

As usual looks very tempting.

Divya Vikram said...

Looks perfectly shaped and yummy. Pretty presentation too Raaji.


very pretty presentation liked it very much Raaji!

Hari Chandana said...

wow.. looks soo cute... lovely presentation.. :)