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Besan Suji Ke Laddu Recipe (Chickpea Flour Semolina Balls)

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Besan Suji Ke Laddu

Besan Suji Ke Laddu

Laddu, also spelled laddoo, is an Indian dessert or sweet prepared with various types of flours including wheat, semolina, gram flour, moong dal, chickpeas and more. All varieties are very delicious in spite of their differing tastes.

Today's laddu recipe is prepared with a combination of chickpea flour and semolina. Do try it and share your experience.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

45 min

1 hour

10 to 12 laddus

Ingredients

  • 1 cup roasted chana dal (split and skinned bengal gram), if you have raw chana dal, dry roast it in a pan until it just becomes aromatic
  • 1/2 cup fine suji (semolina)
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup tagar (ground sugar)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp + 2 tbsp desi ghee (clarified butter)
  • 4 almonds, chopped
  • 4 cashews, chopped
  • 4 pistachios, chopped
  • 1 tsp desi ghee, for roasting the nuts

Instructions

  1. Grind the roasted chana dal and cardamom powder until fine. Transfer the mixture to a bowl add the tagar. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In a wok or kadhai, add the suji and roast on low heat until it becomes aromatic, about 5 minutes. Do not brown it. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In the same wok, lightly roast the chopped dry fruits in 1 teaspoon of desi ghee for about 1 to 2 minutes on low heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Heat the desi ghee until it is quite hot and set aside.
  5. In a mixing bowl, add the roasted chana dal, tagar and cardamom powder mixture, suji and fried dry fruits. Mix well.
  6. Little by little, add the desi ghee and keep mixing. Then knead until it reaches a binding consistency. Add more desi ghee if needed (we added 2 tablespoons more, making a total of 1/4 cup and 4 tablespoons desi ghee).
  7. Once the mixture binds well, form the laddus to the desired size and arrange them on a plate. Let the laddus air dry until they firm up.
  8. Serve the laddus or store them in an airtight jar.

Besan Suji Ke Laddu Recipe (Chickpea Flour Semolina Balls)

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 08, 2020:

Glad you like the video. Thank you, Nell.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 08, 2020:

Absolutely divine, Peggy. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 08, 2020:

Thank you, Thelma.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 08, 2020:

Thank you, Umesh.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 08, 2020:

Yes, Bill, so many everyday foods in other cultures are so alien to the rest of us on the other side of the world. Thank you, Bill.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 08, 2020:

Not very difficult to prepare, Pamela. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 08, 2020:

Thanks for reading the recipe and watching the video, Devika.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 08, 2020:

Thank you, Lakshmi.

Nell Rose from England on November 06, 2020:

It looks delicious! Loved the video which really shows a step by step way of making it. 5 stars!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 05, 2020:

I'll bet that these are delicious! Thanks for your recipe.

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on November 05, 2020:

This sounds delicious and easy to make semolina balls. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on November 05, 2020:

The festival time in India is approaching and these are the most wanted ones. Thanks.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 05, 2020:

I don't know why, but chickpeas are a staple of our southern states. It's not something you find here in the north. I've never had them. Never even seen them at a store. A bit strange, but hey, so is life. :)

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 05, 2020:

i wish I could try one of those delicious balls. It sounds like a bit of work to create this dessert but well worth the time. Thanks, Rajan.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 05, 2020:

I would love to try this recipe. I watched the video and know exactly what to do.

Lakshmi from Chennai on November 05, 2020:

Easy and delicious recipe.