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Besan Ladoo

A traditional wholesome Diwali dessert perfect for sharing with friends.

Prep Time

5 min

Cook Time

20 min

Total Time

25 min


~16 Ladoo


  • 2 cups Besan
  • ⅔ cup ghee
  • ½ tsp elachi seeds
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Dry roast the besan for 12 minutes on a medium until there is a nutty aroma in a pan.
  2. Add the ghee and cook for further 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from heat and let it slightly cook.
  4. Place elachi seeds into a mortar and pestle and grind to a fine powder.
  5. Add powdered sugar and cardamom powder and stir together very well.
  6. Roll the mixture into small balls and serve.


  • 1 Cup = 240ml
  • Start roasting the besan on a medium heat. Do not overheat the pan to a hot temperature as this can ruin the besan.
  • Not roasting the besan long enough will make the ladoo smell raw. Keep roasting the besan until a butty smell starts, and the colour becomes golden.
  • Elachi is also known as Cardamom. You can use Cardamom Powder instead if you have on-hand, but double to quantity specified.

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