Besan Laddu (Besan ke Laddoo, Gram flour sweet balls)

Laddus are the popular sweets in the Indian Subcontinent. Different types of laddu are made in India during festive seasons, like Boondi laddu, Besan laddu, Coconut laddu, Malai laddu etc. Besan laddus are very common sweets, often served at festivals, family events and religious occasions in India. These sweet balls are made of gram flour or besan, sugar and ghee. It’s a very easy and quick dessert dish to prepare.


Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Taste Sweet

Serve 15 laddu



  • Besan 2 cups (1 cup = 250ml)
  • Ghee ½ cup (add more ghee, if required)
  • Powdered sugar 1 cup
  • Green cardamom 4-5 (powder)
  • Raisins 2 tablespoons
  • Chopped cashews ¼ cup



Dry roast the besan

Heat a kadai or pan and when it turns hot add the besan. Dry roast the besan on low flame for about 10-12 minutes. Keep on stirring continuously to avoid burning and to make it brown evenly. While roasting the besan, melt the ghee and keep aside.

Add the melted ghee

After 12 minutes, add the melted ghee and continue roasting the besan fo more 5-6 minutes. Stir it continuously. The besan would start to give a nice nutty fragrance and will start releasing ghee. Once you get a strong nutty fragrance then switch off the flame.

Add powdered sugar and stir well

Now remove the pan from the stove and keep down. Add powdered sugar and stir well to avoid lumps.

Add cardamom, raisins and cashews

After mixing the sugar properly, add powdered cardamom, raisins and chopped cashews. Then again stir them well.

Prepare the balls or laddus

When the mixture is properly mixed, let it cool down to room temperature. Then make medium sized besan laddus and store them in air tight container. It is ready to serve.