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Besan Ladoo Recipe| Navratri Recipes

Anusha Praveen
Besan ladoo is a simple yet delicious sweet that can be prepared at a moment's notice. This is an ideal dessert for beginners and is rich in protein.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10


  • Besan chickpea flour/ kadala maavu sieved 1 c
  • Sugar ¾ to 1 c
  • Cardamom pods 2 to 3
  • Ghee ½ c melted
  • Cashews broken 2 to 3 tbsp


  • Sieve the besan to get rid of any lumps.
  • This sieved besan must measure a cup.
  • Heat a pan.
  • Add a drop of ghee.
  • Reduce flame to low.
  • Now add the besan to this, stir well and roast the besan till it changes to a golden brown color and gives a nutty aroma.
  • Takes anywhere between 7 to 8 mins. Never leave the besan unattended.
  • Keep stirring as you roast the besan to ensure even roasting.
  • Once done, transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Add sugar and cardamom pods to a blender.
  • Powder it smoothly.
  • Add this to the besan and mix well using a whisk.
  • Add ghee to the same pan in which you roasted the besan.
  • Heat the ghee and add the broken cashews.
  • Once they turn golden brown, add this to the besan and sugar mixture.
  • Mix well using a wooden spoon
  • Make ladoos once they are warm enough to handle.
  • Keeps well for a week.


Please note that i have mentioned 1 and ½ c of sugar in the video link but only ¾ c to 1 c sugar here in the recipe. This is because i used a different brand for my first batch and felt it was less sweet. So i had to use more.
¾ c of sugar is ideal if you are using coarse grain white sugar. Feel free to adjust sweetness.
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