Diwali is a festival of light and sweets. Different variety of sweets are served during this auspicious festival of which besan ladoo being most popular and extremely easy to make at home. Made from gram flour, powdered sugar and ghee these besan ladoos will surely tickle your taste buds.
Ingredients (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
2 cups besan or gram flour
½ to ⅔ cup ghee (add more ghee if required)
1 cup powdered sugar or boora
4 cardamoms, powdered in a mortar-pestle
1 or 2 tbsp golden raisins
Step- 1: Dry roast the chickpea flour in a kadai or a pan on low flame stirring till the besan gets browned evenly and does not burn.
Step- 2: Melt the ghee in a separate bowl
Step- 3: Mix the ghee in the roasted besan and continue to stir for about 5-6 minutes.
Note: The mixture will start releasing ghee and will give a nice fragrant aroma. Do not add sugar before the besan is cooked fully else besan ladoo will have a taste of uncooked besan and won’t be tasty.
Step- 4: Remove the kadai or pan from the stove and keep down. Add powdered sugar or boora and stir well so that no lumps are formed.
Step- 5: Add raisins and stir again.
Step- 6: Let the besan mixture cool down and then shape into medium sized besan ladoos.
Store the delicious ladoos in air tight container and serve when required.
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