Monday, September 17, 2012

BESAN LADOO | BESAN LADOO RECIPE

(KADALAI MAAVU URUNDAI)- Recipe updated with video
  Till date i have i have never tasted or made besan ladoo , but when a reader asked me the recipe for this few days back, I thought i will learn and post the recipe of besan ladoo before diwali. But, she again insisted me to post before Ganesha Chaturthi, I tried this two days back. When i asked my mom about the recipe for Besan ladoo, though she never made this, but makes a yummy ladoo with green gram flour(Payatham urundai) ,didn’t say the exact measurements for this besan ladoo. So i called up my friend’s MIL, who stays in our apartment,and asked her for the recipe. Aunty is an expert in making sweets and she told the recipe and the way to make the besan ladoo too.  It came out extremely well and super perfect and we all enjoyed it a lot.
Besan ladoo
   Though i packed few ladoos for my friend too but here is a visual treat for her MIL (who taught me the recipe) who is celebrating her birthday tomorrow.

                                              Video of how to make besan ladoo
                  

INGREDIENTS: (YIELDS 10 LADOOS)
BESAN |KADALAI MAAVU 1 CUP
SUGAR 3/4 CUP
GHEE(CLARIFIED BUTTER) 1/4 CUP
CASHEWNUTS 8-10
CARDAMOM POWDER(optional) A PINCH
ladoo
METHOD:
  • In a heavy bottomed pan, add a spoon of ghee . Chop the cashew nuts into small pieces. Fry them in the ghee till golden brown and keep it aside.
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  • In the same add the besan and roast it in a medium low flame till it emits a nice aroma and the colour of the besan must have changed by now.This took approximately 20 minutes.
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  • Be careful not to get it burnt.
  • Melt the ghee in a separate pan .
  • Transfer the roasted cashew nuts and besan to a wide bowl .
  • Powder the sugar finely and add it to the bowl.
  • Add the ghee slowly. The ghee should be hot.
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  • Mix everything well with a spoon. When it becomes warm, make medium sized balls with your hands.
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  • The ladoos were moist in the beginning but after an hour it was perfect.
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  • If by any chance you can not make ladoos  just melt a tblsp of ghee and try making ladoos.
besan ladoo
Note:
  • Always roast the besan nicely else it will give a raw taste to the ladoos.
  • Do not add too much ghee ,else you will get  very soft  ladoos instead of a firm one.
  • Do not lessen the quantity of ghee too as the mixture will be dry and you cannot make balls.
  • You can sprinkle few drops of milk to bind the mixture, but this will lessen the shelf life of the ladoos.
  • This tasted super yum on the next day.
  • The quantity of ghee depends on the texture of the besan. when i made it again it took 2 tblsp more ghee.
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43 comments:

  1. looks wonderful lovely pictures

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  2. hi jeyashree
    looks so tempting ...want to grab all...nice clicks.

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  3. Wow beautifully done...

    Event l: Dish name starts with O

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  4. Looks so tempting.. I never tried this also.. looks so simple and fast snack option for the kids

    Great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  5. Yummy laddoos...beautiful pictures

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  6. jeyashree happy ganesh chaturti to u n ur family...will make modakam seeing ur recipes.

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    1. Thank u so much renu. Let me know how the modakams turned out.Happy ganesha chaturthi to u all

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  7. very nice..looks awesome..can even shape them into modaks if making for ganesh chathurthi.. I make another kind of besan laddoo recipe..check it out in my blog when you find time..

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  8. Happy ganesh chathurthi.. I too made long back and posted in my blog.looks yummy :)

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  9. Love besan laddoo and this looks so inviting

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  10. looking very easy to try...
    will bookmark this & try soon...
    nice pictures too..

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  11. Lovely ladoos, they look so tempting :)

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  12. My fav ...I love this and I do in almost same way too

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  13. Irresistible laddoos,beautifully done.

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  14. The besan ladoos looks so tempting. Love this one.

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  15. tempting and delicious..

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  16. I have tried besan peda once....this ladoo sounds quite interesting....yummy too. Beautiful clicks!!

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  17. Looks so good and really love your version!

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  18. That looks tasty... and kind of instant gratification I guess :)

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  19. wow lovely one... i too never tried it... bookmarked it...
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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  20. You know I can have them any time of the day. Even noticed that my son too likes it a lot. Your looking so inviting..

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  21. looks super delish ...yum

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  22. Looks wonderful Jey, never made it before.

    Appetite Treats

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  23. Looks very yummy and cute...Nice detailed post..

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  24. A very tasty recipe! beautiful clicks!

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  25. very tempting ladoo,luks cute and yum...

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  26. Looks very very cute and perfectly shaped!

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  27. This came out amazingly well..my husband just loved this..The first time ghee was a bit extra..but next time it was great

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  28. This is yummy...This is simply awesome...I tried and posted in
    http://www.mixandcook.com/recipe/40

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  29. i tried dis recipe nd i thnk 20 mins for roasting is too much
    my ladoo becume soo blck in color becoz of over roasting
    anyways thnx 4 d recipe :D

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    1. Nups,
      thanks for trying out. In my gas stove on low flame it took 20 mins( as i normally keep stop watch) , depends on the intensity of the flame

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  30. thnx for d rply...i vl try it agn :)

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  31. This came out very well, the only problem is that I can't stop eating them:-) I used only half the sugar mentioned and it was still quite sweet.

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  32. I made this recipe and its tasting yumm. Thanks a lot for this simple recipe. I had to use one more spoon of ghee. Also, can we use brown sugar instead of white sugar?

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    1. Thanks for trying out, never tried out using brown sugar. I think this will taste yum

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  33. I have made these urundai and it came very good. I had to use extra 1 spoon of ghee but otherwise the taste is yummm

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