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How to Make Gram Flour Sweet Balls or Besan Ladoo

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Gram-Flour Sweet Balls or Besan Ladoo

Gram-Flour Sweet Balls or Besan Ladoo

Besan ladoo are delicious traditional sweets that are popular even today. Making them is very easy, plus they're healthy and delightful. You need only a few ingredients for this recipe. This sweet is made of gram flour, ghee, sugar, and cardamom.

Gram-Flour Sweet Balls or Besan Ladoo

Gram-Flour Sweet Balls or Besan Ladoo

Cook Time

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10 min

30 min

40 min

8 sweet balls


  • 1 cup gram flour (besan), sieved
  • 3/4 cup sugar, powdered
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/4 cup or less ghee or clarified butter, or as needed

How to Make Besan Ladoo

  1. Heat 4 tablespoons of ghee in a deep-bottomed pan on very low fire. Add sieved gram flour. Saute till you get a nice aroma. Ensure that it is not burning on the bottom. This step may take about 4–5 minutes with a low fire. Add some ghee if the mix looks too dry. Turn off the fire.
  2. Add sugar powder and cardamom powder when it is very hot. Mix well.
  3. You should start making balls when the mix is warm, and you're able to handle it.
  4. Take a fistful of the mix, and press it gently in between your palms while you roll it to get a ball shape. If you find it difficult to make a ball shape, drizzle few drops of ghee on the mix to make it wet.
  5. Make all the balls while the mix is warm. Then set them aside to cool.
  6. The mouth-watering besan ladoo is ready to eat. Enjoy eating them.

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