BESan Ladoo
 
Homemade Besan Ladoo or Gram flour balls are one of the most common and most easiest ladoos made in India.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups - Besan ( Chickpea flour)
  • 2 tbsp - Semolina
  • 1 cup - Sugar powder
  • ½ cup - Ghee
  • ¼ tsp - Cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp - Water
  • A pinch of crushed saffron
  • Pista finely chopped ( optional)
  • Dry rose petals (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat the skillet on a low flame. Add ghee to it and let it start bubbling and melt completely.
  2. Add besan and semolina and mix it well.
  3. Roast it till the raw smell of the besan is completely gone and the colour turns dark. This will take 6 to 8 mins or till the besan starts turning dark in colour. Just take a pinch and taste it and it shouldn't taste raw.
  4. The consistency will be a little soft.
  5. Add water bit by bit and mix till it evaporates. Adding water brings out bubbles and turn the mixture sandy. This step will make the ladoo more light and airy.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a plate.
  7. Let it cool down to a temperature that you can handle.
  8. Add cardamom powder, crushed saffron, pista and rose petals. Add powdered sugar bit by bit while mixing it well.
  9. Sugar should mix well and completely. Rub between your palms to mix sugar well.
  10. Take this mixture in your hand and start making the ladoo by pressing it hard. If the mixture is dry and breaking then add a little bit more of melted ghee.
  11. Garnish it with pistachios and rose petals.
  12. Let it airdry for a couple of hours and then store it in an airtight box.
Recipe by MADaboutkitchen at http://madaboutkitchen.in/besan-ladoo/