Recipe adapted from :Tarla Dalal,you can find the original recipe here.
Besan Laddu-Popular Indian Sweet
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 12 to 14 laddus
- Besan/chickpea flour- 3/4 cup(100 gms)
- Powdered sugar-3/4 cup( 100 gms)
- Ghee- 1/3 cup( 60 gms)
- Cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp
- Cashew nuts,fried in ghee- 1 or 2 tbsp( optional)
Heat ghee in a pan,add chickpea flour and cook over low flame,stirring continuously until it turns golden brown in color.This will take about 10 to 15 minutes.When it is done the mixture will start releasing ghee.(Make sure you cook the mixture well over low flame,or else the laddu will have a raw taste.)
Switch off the stove,allow it cool slightly.
Add powdered sugar and cardamom powder.(Add cashew nuts,if using).Mix well until combined.
Divide this into equal sized balls.(The balls will harden just a little bit,after few hours.)