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Besan Laddoo (Chick Pea Flour Balls)

Besan Laddoo (Chick Pea Flour Balls)

A very traditional Indian sweet. It is enjoyed mostly during winters. It is made with roasting the chick pea flour (besan) nicely with generous amount of ghee.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chickpea, Energy, healthy, kids, Sweet, winter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 25 laddoos
Calories 294kcal


  • 4 cup chickpea flour (besan or gram flour).
  • 32 tbsp ghee (clarified butter) it is 2 cups of ghee.
  • 1.5 cups sugar powder (If you want it to be more sweet increase the amount of sugar. )
  • 2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 0.5 cup almond powder(if you want it to be crunchy then just chop the almonds into small pieces and add. The amount of almond can be adjusted as per taste)
  • 12 almonds (cut into half for decoration)
  • 1 tbsp water


  • Heat ghee in a broad thick pan. Add the gram flour to it once the ghee is nicely heated up.
  • Roast for about 20 mins on low flame till nice aroma comes.
  • The gram flour ghee mixture will be light to stir when it will be done.
  • Now at this stage just add water. Be careful the mixture will rise up. This process will make the besan a little coarse in texture. At this stage add the crushed almonds and cardamon powder and mix well for a minute so that the almonds will get roasted too.
  • Transfer the mixture in a plate and let it cool.
  • Once the mixture is cooled add the powdered sugar and mix well.
  • Take a lemon size ball in your palm and shape them nicely into balls.
  • Garnish it with the cut almonds and serve.
  • Store in the airtight container and it can last for two months.




Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.1mg