Besan Ladoo - बेसन लाडू - How to make Besan Ladoo - Ganesh Chathurthi Recipe 2014
Ganesh Chathurthi is one of the most auspicious day in India. Just Few days more and the celebration will begin for 10 days. During this festival people makes ladoo and modak. Besan ladoo is must for any festival and celebration in India.It is very easy to prepare with few ingredients.You can add more dryfruits and made more healthier.
Under this recipe, we roast gram flour and ghee. Mix it with sugar and cardamom powder for great flavor. While making besan ladoo, it is most important to roast gram flour properly. If you do not roast well, the uncooked gram flour will ruin the taste of ladoo.
Heat pan on low flame. Add gram flour and roast it about 15 minutes. Keep stirring continuously so that besan does not burn. After 15 minutes you can see, gram flour turn into nice golden and brown color. Add melted ghee and keep stirring besan for 4-5 minutes on low flame.
At this stage besan will have nice aroma. Mixture looks like little heavy and thinner, turn off gas and let the mixture cool down completely. Once the besan is cool add sugar and combine well.
Add cardamom powder and chopped nuts. Stir well to avoid any lumps. Make a small or medium size ladoo.
Do not add sugar when besan is hot.
If roasted besan is not forming ladoo, add 2 tsp milk or ghee and stir.
If you add sugar in unroasted gram flour, then the uncooked gram flour will have raw taste in the ladoo. It will affects on sweetness of the ladoo.
I used ladoo besan, this is little bit coarse in texture. You will get it in any Indian grocery store.