June 12, 2015

Besan Ke Laddoo

Besan ke Laddoo is a delicious traditional Indian Sweet Recipe made with gram flour,sugar, cardamon and ghee.

Besan Ke Laddoo

Besan (Gram flour) ka laddoo – my husband’s favorite laddoo. Strangely my husband is not a fan of sweets. He would safely ignore any sweet and prefer picking up a salty snack instead. But there are some (very few in fact) sweet dishes that he simply cannot resist and Besan ka Laddoo is one of them.

He tells me that until about 10 years back, the only laddoo that you will find in Kerala is “boondi ka laddoo” and that too the big boondi. Fast forward to today and you will find pretty much all types of laddoo including Besan ka laddoo. So I was not surprised when I saw a box of Besan ka Laddoo at one of the sweet shop in Kerala. Albeit, with a price-tag that shocked me. In Delhi, probably Besan ka Laddoo is the cheapest of sweets you will find at a sweet shop.

The same Besan ka Laddoo was tagged at the price at which you could get a premium Barfi in Delhi. So much for the transportation, I guess. But wait, was that really being transported all the way from Delhi. Your guess is as good as mine.

Besan Ke Laddoo

Anyways onto my Besan Ka laddoo. Something that I like about Besan ke laddoo is the way it melts in your mouth. The sweet taste of the gram flour stays for a long time after that. And the best part is that it doesn’t take too much of time to make this as well. So onto the recipe now.

Besan Ke Laddoo

Besan Ke Laddoo

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: besan ke laddoo
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 548kcal
Author: Puja


  • 2 Cup Gram Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Ghee plus 1 tbsp
  • 1 Tsp Green Cardamom Powder
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar


  • Heat ghee in a kadai.
  • Add gram flour and roast on low heat for approximately until a nice aroma comes.
  • Allow the mixture to cool slightly before adding powdered sugar.
  • Now add powdered sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well.
  • Now make small or medium sized besan laddoos as per your requirement.
  • You can store them in air tight container.


Roast the besan/gram flour on a low flame only.
Add powdered sugar to the besan mixture after cooling the mixture.


Nutrition Facts
Besan Ke Laddoo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 548 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 40mg2%
Potassium 508mg15%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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