Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Besan Ladoos



These are one of the easiest and yummiest sweets ever.I tried these goodies yesterday and it came out perfect.This recipe is from Manjulas kitchen.

Recipe will make approximately 16 ladoos.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups gram flour (besan)
2 tablespoons semolina flour (fine sooji)
1/2 cup unsalted melted butter (ghee)
3/4 cups sugar
4 tablespoons sliced almonds (badam)
1/4 teaspoons coarsely grounded cardamom seeds (ilaichi)

For Garnish:

1 tablespoon melted butter or ghee
1 tablespoons sliced pistachios (pista)

Method

Put the gram flour, sooji, and melted butter in a large frying pan and mix.
Turn the stove on to medium heat and begin to roast the gram flour mixture until mixture becomes light golden brown in color. Stir the mixture continuously with a spatula to prevent burning. Cooking on high heat will not allow the mixture to fully cook.

When the color has changed you will also start to smell the sweetness of roasted gram flour. This should take about 7 to 10 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and let the gram flour cool to a warm temperature. don’t let it become to room temperature.

While the mixture is warm add and mix cardamom seeds, almonds, and sugar.
To make the ladoos, take about 2 tablespoons of warm gram flour mixture into your palm. Gently press the mixture between your palms to form a smooth, round ball. The ladoos are usually about the size of a ping-pong ball, but you can adjust the as you prefer.

When you have finished making all of the ladoos, take one ladoo at a time and dip the ladoo a quarter inch into melted butter or ghee. Then lightly touch the part of the ladoo with the butter into the sliced pistachios just enough so some pistachios stick to the ladoo.

Put ladoos back on the plate with the pistachio side facing the top.
Leave the ladoos on a plate to cool to room temperature before putting into a covered container. The ladoos can be stored in an airtight container for 2 to 3 weeks.

14 comments:

kitchen queen said...

yum yum besan ladoos very tempting.
Can I have one ladoo with ur permission?

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum... I would want 1 too...

Tina said...

Kothiyavunneeeeeee....Delicious and tempting.

Akal's Saappadu said...

besan laddoos look great with all the those pistachio topping;
I love the fragrance of the ghee-roasted gram flour! delicious!!

shanthi said...

Yummy and mouthwatering

Homecooked said...

Superb Dhanya! Loved the garnish on the laddu's. Yummy :) I am coming to your place to have these ...lol.

Sanghi said...

Wow.. delicious ladoos.. Looks so tempting dear!

Gita said...

Tempting picture....the ladoos look awesome :)

Parita said...

Wow dhanya...laddoos look mouth watering!

Priya said...

Wow gorgeous ladoos...awesome click...

Kothiyavunu said...

So delicious!! For a great ladoo fan like me, this dish sure will please the palates!! Great click... :)

Kothiyavunu said...

So delicious!! For a great ladoo fan like me, this dish sure will please the palates!! Great click... :)

Malar Gandhi said...

THat looks perfect, neatly presented, love them:)

sandhya said...

yummy ladoos... your whole house must have smelled yum...