This is an old recipe (from last Diwali vacation, i.e. the month of November,2013), but as it is a very simple recipe and I hadn’t posted anything in the recipe category, I decided to post it here! 1396997_10200423576985898_1400131741_o


Ingredients : 

For making 10-15 small to medium-sized laddoos:

  • 2 big bowls – besan (gram flour or chickpea flour, what ever you call it!)
  • 6-7 spoons – pure ghee
  • 1 and 1/2 bowls – powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon – cardamom powder
  • 1 bowl – raisins and cashews, per your liking.

Preparation time: 1 and 1/2 hour (approx)


  • In a big wok, put 4 spoons ghee, and add the gram flour to it.
  • Mix it properly and fry the flour properly.
  • Add the remaining ghee as and when required.
  • Keep frying the flour for about half an hour, till the color of flour becomes reddish-brown.
  • Let this mixture cool for about an hour, and then add the cardamom powder and sugar in the prepared mixture and mix it all properly.
  • Then add cashews and raisins and make the round laddoos using your hands to shape them. (It could be a messy business!)
  • Your Besan Laddoos are ready!

This is a recipe that is mostly done on some auspicious occasion or during a festival in India, but it is an all year dish, and the laddoos stay for about a month (if they happen to stick around that long). Store it in the refrigerator for better preservation.