Besan Laddu - Indian Cookie Balls

Besan Laddoo or Chickpea Flour balls are an all-time favorite. The best way I can describe this dessert is a cookie ball. Besan Ka Laddoo is a heavenly dessert different from any western dessert. The chickpea flour releases an aromatic nutty flavor as the chickpea flour is browning. The cardamom and almonds add a subtle dimention in taste and texture to besan ladoos/balls.

  • 4 cups Ajika Besan or Lentil flour
  • 2 cups ghee
  • 2 cups brown sugar or powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp cardamom powder
  • 6 tbsp. chopped almonds
  • Melt the ghee in a wok over medium low heat.
  • Add the besan and brown till you get the nutty aroma and the flour darkens to a golden color. The heat is still medium low and this can take upto 20-30 minutes.
  • Add the cardamom and nuts and mix well.
  • Mix in the powdered sugar. Stir well.
  • Turn off the heat and allow the ladoo mix to cool.
  • When cool, form into golf ball-sized balls. Place on a lightly greased, flat tray.
  • After completely cooled store in an air-tight container in a cool place.

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