Besan ladoos are known as magad ke ladoo in Hindi. You must have eaten the Besan ke ladoo made by grandmother and mom since your childhood.
It is so good that nothing else can compare. Besan ladoo are very nutritious, healthy and easy to make. They are good during winters..and also loved by most kids. To make it more healthy, you can add dry fruits like almonds, raisins, cashews or pistachios.
Always prefer using thick besan over regular besan, as thick besan makes the ladoos even more tasty. It is important to roast the gram flour well, while making ladoos. It should be roasted till it start releasing the ghee and also will start giving nutty fragrance. If you add sugar into gram flour before it is roasted well, then the uncooked gram flour will have a raw taste in the ladoo and you won?t get the perfect sweet taste. Also roast the gram flour on low flame and keep stirring continuously. Secondly, once you add sugar then stir continuously so that no lumps are formed.
Authentically, besan ladoos are sweetened with bura/tagar. Tagar or bura is made by melting sugar in little water and then cooked to make granulated.It is easily available in stores in India. It makes the ladoos delicious. Even superfine or powdered sugar can be used, but instead if the bura is added the ladoos will be even more tasty. Here, this recipe is made using superfine sugar. But if it is available, do use bura.
I made besan ladoo this Diwali. Most loved sweet of my little one. You can make besan ladoo in bulk and store in air tight container.
Step by step recipe of Besan ladoo:Heat ghee in a thick bottom pan. Once ghee is melted add besan to it. Mix well and stir.
Keep on stirring and continue to roast for 8-10 minutes on low flame, till you start getting besan aroma.
Continue to roast besan on a low flame till the color has changed and the ghee starts to release from besan. Approximately 15 minutes and the aroma of the roasted chick pea flour (besan) will be cle...