Besan Badam Ladoo

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 15
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup- besan (gram flour)
  • 1/2 cup -almonds, coarsely powdered
  • 1 cup- sugar, powdered
  • 3/4 cup -ghee
  • 1/2 tsp- cardamom, powdered
  • 1/4 tsp- saffron food colouring (optional)

How to Make Besan Badam Ladoo

  • Mix the powdered sugar and food colour. Keep aside.
  • Dry roast the besan in a wide pan, breaking lumps if any.
  • Take care not to burn the besan while roasting. Set aside.
  • Melt ghee in the same pan, then add the roasted besan.
  • This can be tricky, as the besan initially thickens in consistency.
  • This step is the longest and takes about 15-20 minutes for both these ingredients to bind together.
  • Stir continuously.
  • Besan changes to golden brown colour and gives out a sweet aroma.
  • Add coarsely ground almonds and keep stirring for another 5 minutes or till completely combined.
  • Add powdered sugar and mix well.
  • Once the sugar is added, the mixture tends to loosen a bit.
  • Excess heat melts the sugar and may start bubbling.
  • Hence, keep the heat low or you may even remove the pan from heat right after adding the sugar.
  • Stir well to form an evenly brown mixture.
  • Once all the ingredients are mixed, the consistency will change. The mixture becomes manageable.
  • At this point, add the powdered cardamom or a few drops of cardamom extract to the mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture to a plate. Do not cool it completely, as it will be hard to shape the ladoos and it will fall apart.
  • It should be warm to touch with bare hands.
  • Grease your palm with a little ghee and shape the mixture into small ping pong sized balls.
  • Even if you have a dry mixture, the ghee from your palm will help hold the ladoos in shape.