Microwave Besan Laddu

Well....We have all made these using the regular kadai/wok. But making it in a microwave was a completely different experience.


Total Time: 30 min (includes cooling time)
Makes 12 pcs


1 cup besan/gram flour
3/4 cup sugar - powdered if its big grained one
1/4 cup ghee
1/4 tsp elaichii powder
1/4 cup raisens, cashews, almonds - optional


  1. Mix ghee and besan in a microwave safe bowl. Try to break as many lumps as you can.
  2. Microwave for 1 min. Take it out and mix well. It will be very easy to break all the lumps now.
  3. Microwave for 5 more minutes stirring after every min. Time might vary depending on microwave wattage. The one I used is 1300W and it took me 6 min for the besan to be cooked. Be around the microwave and keep checking. When the besan has changed color and gives a nice aroma - thats an indication that its done.
  4. Cool it completely. Add sugar, elaichii, raisins and chashews. Mix well.
  5. Make small balls like laddu's with your hand. If the mixture has gotten too dry and not holding together add a little melted ghee.

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