5-minute Microwave Besan Laddoos

by | Sep 26, 2007 | 2 comments

Besan Laddoos are one of the easiest Indian sweets to make. If they are easy to make on the cooktop, imagine the ease in a microwave. Nick loves them and I have never made them for him [shame on me]. So, when I came across a recipe for them on this blog, I just had to try my hand at making them. I tripled the recipe and made some adjustments to the sugar and ghee quantities. All up, it took me approximately 30 minutes to make 15 fairly big, round laddoos. I also used coarse besan instead of the regular finer variety. This gave an added texture to the mithai.




Makes : 15 Preparation and Cooking Time : 30 minutes
3 cups coarse besan [bengal gram/chickpea flour]
2 cups caster sugar
3 tsp ground cardamom
3/4 cup ghee
1/4 cup raisins

Combine ghee and besan in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove and stir well. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove and stir well. Microwave for another 2 minutes. The besan mixture will have attained a crumbly, golden hue. Remove and allow to cool completely. When cooled, add the sugar, cardamom powder and raisins. Mix well and shape into round balls of desired size. Whole cashewnuts or slivered almonds can be used to garnish the laddoos.




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  1. minu

    hi, I just cant imagine that besan laddu can be made effortless .good job done .time saving homemade sweet was very enjoyable.thanks.

  2. shweta

    wow ! just remind me of laddoos made by my mom…. yummy they r.


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