Wednesday 27 November 2013

Besan Laddoo

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

This recipe is for Besan Laddoo. A laddoo is a type of Pakistani sweet which is usually made or served at special occasions such as the Muslim festival of Eid. This particular laddoo is made with gram flour (besan), enriched with butter and sweetened with sugar. 

A Simple List of Ingredients:

1. Gram Flour 

2. Semolina
3. Cardamom Powder
4. Unsalted Butter
5. Sugar
6. Whole Almonds

Bismillah, let's begin!

The measurement that I used for this recipe was a simple tea cup. 

To begin, I placed two cups of gram flour (besan) into a karahi, but you could use a large saucepan.

I also added in five tablespoons of semolina.

And, one teaspoon of cardamom powder.

I mixed everything together on a low heat.

I cooked it on a low heat for 3 minutes until the gram flour was golden brown in colour.

Then, I added 3/4 cup of melted butter.

I mixed the butter in.

And, mixed it constantly for 5 minutes on a low heat.

Then, I turned the heat to medium, and cooked it for around 7 minutes, constantly stirring, until it turned a dark brown colour.

I removed the mixture from the heat and allowed it to cool for 10 minutes. Then, I added one cup of sugar.

I mixed in the sugar, and then left it to stand for 1 hour.

Finally, I shaped the mixture into little balls, and decorated with the whole almonds.

These laddoo are great served in paper cases with hot tea!


Besan Laddoo


·      2 cups Gram Flour (Besan)
·      5 tablespoons Semolina
·      1 cup Sugar
·    3/4 cup Melted Butter
·     1 teaspoon Cardamom powder
·      Whole Almonds, to decorate


1.  Place the gram flour, semolina and cardamom powder into a karahi or a large saucepan.

2.  Mix well on a low heat. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until the gram flour is golden brown.

3.  Add the melted butter and mix constantly on a low heat for 5 minutes.

4.  Turn to a medium heat for 7 minutes until its goes a bit darker.

5.  Allow the mixture to cool slightly for 10 minutes.

6.  Add the sugar. Mix well and then leave to stand for an hour.

7.  Shape the mixture into balls, by rolling in the palm of your hand. Decorate with the whole almonds and serve!

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