Besan Laddu

Besan laddu is an all time favorite with everyone. Making it is easy, a little time consuming but the end result is very yummy - so its worth the effort.

I have started to make these in the microwave once we bought a microwave - it saves a lot of time. You can find this microwave recipe here. Its been a long time since I used the conventional method for making these. So the photo here is those of the ones made in microwave. Do they look different? Nooooo.....and they taste the same.

I have the conventional method here. My mom uses a little suji along with besan. But you can use only besan too. Plus my mom adds a little milk instead of more ghee. Once again its your choice to add milk/ghee for binding.


Total Time: 45-60 min
Makes about 30-35 laddus


3 cups Besan/Gram Flour
1/2 cup Rava/Suji
1/2 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup ghee
1 tsp Elaichii/Cardamom powder


  1. Heat ghee in a pan and fry besan and rava on low flame till golden brown. Keep stirring continously as this burns easily.
  2. When besan is done a nice aroma exudes. Remove from heat and add milk. Mix well.
  3. Cool. Add sugar, elaichii and mix well.
  4. Make ping-pong size balls/laddus from this mixture.


  • You can add nuts along with sugar and elaichii if you want it nuttier.

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