BESAN LADOO

INGREDIENTS :

  • 4 cups coarse gram flour (also known as besan for ladoos which is coarse and easily available in Indian groceries),
  • 3 1/4 cups ground sugar,
  • cardamom powder,
  • raisins, almonds, pistachios
  • 1/4 cup warm milk,
  • 1.75 cups ghee.

METHOD :

Roast gram flour in a ghee on a medium flame till it gives out an aroma and turns light red. Then remove and sprinkle the milk. Stir. When this mixture gets warm, mix in sugar. Let it cool. Then knead it properly with the hands. Add cardamom powder and nuts. Take some mixture on the palm and make balls of desired size. Store in an airtight container.

Microwave Method: Mix together gram flour and ghee in a microwave proof pan. Put it in the microwave. Keep mixing in the intervals of 1 minute to avoid burning. When the mixture turns reddish (approx. 10 minutes), remove. Microwave method is faster than the regular one.