Thursday, November 21, 2013

Besan Ladoo

Ingredients:
2 Cups Gram flour or besan
1 Cup Powdered sugar
3-4 Tbs Clarified butter or ghee
Handful of coarsely ground Almond
Handful of Watermelon seeds
Pinch of Cardamom powder

Preparation:
In a non stick pan heat clarified butter then add gram flour/besan to it.
Add cardamom powder to it.
Roast besan well in low flame with constant stirring until it turns golden in color. It will take 7-10 minutes.
Keep the besan aside and let it cool down to warm temperature.
While the besan is warm add coarsely ground almond, watermelon seeds and powdered sugar.
To make the ladoos, take about 2 tablespoons of warm basen mixture into your palm. Gently press the mixture between your palms to form a smooth, round ball. The ladoos are usually about the size of a golf ball, but you can adjust the size as you prefer.
Garnish with pistachio or almond .
Leave the ladoos on a plate to cool to room temperature before putting into a covered container.

Recipe courtesy Bajia's cooking.