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Besan Ladoo

Besan ladoo is a popular dry snack made during ceremonies in South India.

Course dry snack
Cuisine karnataka
Keyword besan ladoo, sweets, traditional sweets
Author Jayashree


  • 1 cup gram flour
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 3/4 cup clarified butter
  • cashew
  • raisin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder


  1. Take some ghee in a pan, add the besan and roast it well. Keep roasting, after some time, add the cashew pieces. A little later, put the raisins. Keep roasting, add a little more ghee, you should get a good aroma and the colour of the gram flour should be dark brown.

  2. Mix sugar and cardamom powder to it and keep it aside.

  3. Once it cools, knead the mixture well. Make balls of it and store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

  • Use fine castor sugar. 
  • Roasting of the besan must be done properly to get perfect ladoos.