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Besan laddu
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Besan Laddu

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Besan Laddu, Laddu
Servings: 12
Author: Eateries Delightful

Ingredients

  • 1+1/2 cup besan //gram flour
  • 3/4 cup jaggery
  • 1/4 tbsp water // to make jaggery syrup
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • chopped cashews and raisins

Instructions

Prepare jaggery syrup

  • Bring 3/4 cup of jaggery mixed with 1/4 cup of water to boil. take the syrup off flame when one string consistency is achieved. Take it off flame, allow it to cool down but needs to remain warm.

Slow Roast flour

  • Heat a deep bottom pan, add a tablespoon of ghee. Add chopped nuts. Fry until golden. Take them out and set aside. Add raisins, and allow them to puff up, set aside
  • to the same pan, add the flour and roast the flour in medium flame for 5-10 mins.
  • when the flour is aromatic and color begins to change( light golden shade) turn down the flame to the lowest. Add remaining ghee and stir continuously.
  • In about 10 mins, besan will absorb all the ghee and flour gets a deep golden color and should have a nutty taste.
  • Take the pan out of the stove, and allow it to cool. You can add cardamon powder at this stage.

Mix jaggery and flour

  • while the flour is still warm, add nuts and raisins, add jaggery syrup and mix well.
  • take small portion of the mixture into your palm and shape them round.
  • Store it in an airtight container up to 2 weeks

Notes

Time required to make laddus is just an estimate. It will vary depending on the kind  of stove, pan, and flame intensity.