Besan Ladoo – 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 besan
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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