Besan Ka Laddoo (Gram Flour Sweet)

laddu besan flour
Jehangir Hanafi |
Ratings (28)
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 Portions (4 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1152 Calories
95g Fat
77g Carbs
3g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Besan Ka Laddoo is an all-time favorite and made on several special occasions and festivals. The trick to getting this sweet right is in browning the besan (gram flour) perfectly.


  • 4 cups besan (Bengal gram flour)
  • 2 cups ghee (clarified butter)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cardamom powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Melt the ghee over a medium flame, in a thick-bottomed pan.

  2. Add the besan and brown till you get a cooked aroma from it. The besan will also turn darker as it cooks and when done should be a deep golden brown color. This browning process can take up roughly 20 minutes.

  3. Add the cardamom and mix well.

  4. Turn off the fire and mix in the powdered sugar. Stir well.

  5. Allow the mix to cool.

  6. When cool, form into golf ball-sized rounds. Place on a lightly greased, flat tray till they set well.

  7. Store in an air-tight container in a cool place.