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Besan ko laddu
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This recipe yields 30 laddus.
Ingredients for Besan ko laddu:
  • Laddu Besan* - 4 cups
  • Powdered Sugar - 2 cups
  • Melted Butter or Ghee - 1 cup
  • Cashews - 1/2 cup
  • Slivered almonds - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom (lightly crushed) - 1 teaspoon
*Laddu Besan - It's the same as regular besan but slightly coarser. You can use 4 tablespoon of suji (semolina flour) plus regular besan if you do not find it.
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  • Cut cashews and almonds into pieces. Roast them in a pan with 3 tablespoon of butter until they start to brown.
  • Add besan and cook it stirring over medium heat. Make sure the heat is medium so that the besan does not burn. Stir continuously for about 7 - 8 minutes until it turns golden brown.
  • Add the remaining butter and cook for additional 1-2 minutes until the butter and besan are mixed completely.
Cooking Besan ko Laddu @ Cooking Besan ko Laddu @
  • Turn off the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes. Add sugar and cardamom to it and mix really well
  • Let the mixture stand for 5 - 10 minutes to further cool.
  • When the besan mix is warm (not at room temperature), use your hands to make small round balls.
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  • Let the balls sit for 10 - 15 minutes so that they cool further and harden a bit.
  • Besan ko laddu is ready to be served. They are soft at the beginning but they harden when they completely cool down.
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