Besan puri ladoo recipe- besan ladoo made differently- step by step pictures

Besan ladoo is usually made by roasting the gram flour or besan for sometime and then mixing with sugar syrup. But this method of preparation is totally different and I learned to make this from a Maharashtrian friend of mine. I am not usually too fond of besan ladoo, but when made this way , it tastes really good and different and I have noticed that even people who hate sweets in general simply fall in love with this one.

I made this for diwali. I was not too keen in making lot of sweets this year,thanks to the increasing waist lines. But after making this one and discussions with friends(like what they made and sharing recipes), the diwali fervour has set in and now I am in a mood to try some more sweets and savouries. Why not? After all, Diwali just comes once a year. Isn’t it?

Hope you enjoy making this one and I am sure the step by step pictures will be quite useful.

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Besan puri ladoo recipe- besan ladoo made differently- step by step pictures Yum
  • 1 1/2 cup Besan / gram flour
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 8 Cashew - broken to pieces
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • Ghee or oil for deep frying
  • 1 1/2 cup Besan / gram flour
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 8 Cashew - broken to pieces
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • Ghee or oil for deep frying
  1. Make a dough with the gram flour adding some water and some oil.
  2. Make small balls of the dough and then roll each ball into a circle. Appy some oil on the surface before rolling them, this will prevent them from tearing.
  3. Now deep fry the circles or puris in oil or ghee till they are golden brown.
  4. Tear the puris to small pieces.
  5. Use a blender to grind the pieces to a coarse powder.
  6. Now make the sugar syrup. Add the sugar along with 3/4the cup water and keep stirring in medium flame. Stir till it turns sticky and then till you get a one string consistency.(I forgot to take pictures while making the sugar syrup)
  7. Roast some cashews in ghee and add to the ground powder. Add the sugar syrup as required. Combine everything together and keep mixing with you fingers till it absorbs the syrup. See if you able to make it into a ball , if not add some more syrup. The ground flour at this point should be little moist , but not sticky.
  8. Now roll them into small balls or ladoos.
  9. Want one??
Recipe Notes

I am sending them to the following events-

1.Diwali contest 2009' by Priya of Priya'feast

2. Festive food -Diwali dhamaka by purva

3. Sanghi FIL- ghee event

4. Sireesha's sweet series event

Have a safe and wonderful Diwali. Enjoy!!!

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  1. Wow.. delicious easy way to make besan ladoos.. If you wish send this to my FIL-ghee event dear!!

  2. Pari Vasisht

    Very interesting way of making the laddoo.Must be having that khamang texture because of deep frying. Bookmarked.

  3. Advanced diwali wishes to you and your family. Last time when my parents visited me,my sister had a sent box of besan ladoos which tasted different. I was searching for the recipe and now I got it. Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe.

  4. Divya Kudua

    Hey Sowmya..this one’s a totally new method..!!Looks great..!!Love the new look of your blog too!!

  5. wow this sure is a different way and the ladoos look yum,..Wish u and ur family Happy Diwali,..

  6. wow thats a different way,I think a similar method is used to make with wheat flour,but dint know that even besan will be prepared in a similar way..looks yummy..I dont want one,I want that full bowl…ha ha

  7. Suma Rajesh

    woo its a long step by step besan cute ladoos…i bet it surly it would have tasted toooo good..looks yummy

  8. rekhas kitchen

    yaaa sure want 1234……… he he he heee lovely recipe and very good idea of making puri s and make laddu great and laddu s looks so tempting

  9. So different and innovative idea dear. Ladoo looks mouthwatering.

  10. Priya Suresh

    Wow such a fantastic ladoos Sowmya, love ur version..Looks prefect for me..DIwali wishes to you & your family yaar…

  11. Quite a unique n different method sowmya.. Ladoo looks perfect…

  12. Making besan laddo like this is really new, looks so so yumm and i think easier and healthier than frying them.

  13. Balakrishna Saraswathy

    A different way in preparing these ladoo da..will definitely give at try 🙂

  14. Viki's Kitchen

    Perfect for Diwali.Making besan Ladoo in this way is so good. Wish u & ur family a happy diwali.

  15. Priyanka Navis

    looks Yummy.Seeing the photos i want to give a try

  16. Yummy ladoos……….

  17. Loved this unique idea!

  18. Quiet different and tasty ladoos!

  19. Premyscakes

    Sounds different and yummy!!Wish u a very happy diwali.

  20. Sunshinemom

    This is the original recipe of the North! I know it but a little lazy to go through it. My friend makes it this way! Very tasty and looks too good:)

  21. Oh yeah..totally want one …many more than one.Looks real good – but it sure is an intensive process – but I’m sure it was all worth the effort!

  22. jeyashrisuresh

    new method of making besan ladoo.and that too with interesting pictures.Looks yummy.Wish u all a very happy diwali.

  23. wow! its so different!happy diwali!love your new look of blog!

  24. Taste of Mysore

    When can I come to eat those laddos? Happy Deepavali to you and your family.

  25. Home Cooked Oriya Food

    Thats a unique way of making ladoos… Looks wonderful and must be very yummy!Enjoy your diwali…


    Thats a cool idea! Looks great too!Happy Diwali to you and your family Sowmya ! 🙂

  27. Wowwwwwieeeeeeee sowmya…Same pinch…I am so excited to see you and I have tried the same way… 🙂 I was little hesitant to try due to the lenghty process, but wow, results were amazing naa? Super flavour and taste…Your Ladoo looks super good. Wish you a very happy safe and prosperous deepavali..

  28. A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine

    Looks delicious, new recipe for besan ladoo. We do something called Mohan Ladoo, but that is with Wheat, i think substituting with Besan will taste much better. Happy Deepavali to you and your family.

  29. Yummy Laddus! Wish you a Happy Diwali!

  30. Hi Sowmya 🙂 happy deepavali! those laddus look enticing!

  31. My best wishes for a Happy Diwalil These ladoos looks so yummy.

  32. Wish u & ur family a very happy & a prosperous diwali..hope it brings u lots of happiness and luck..have a great time and enjoy :)The ladoos look luscious and wanted to grab from screen itself …

  33. Yummmm i wanna have a bite now 🙂

  34. wow, laddus look fantastic. Yum!! Happy diwali to you and your family!! Hope you had a wonderful Diwali 🙂

  35. I always appreciate the effort someone makes to have step by step pics as I know it is not always easy and convenient, so thank you.Happy Diwali.

  36. Lovely ladoos,nice step by step clicks

  37. Purva Desai

    Wishing U and Ur Family Happy Diwalithey look really tempting……thank you for the lovely entry for the event

  38. Wow.. looks so tempting and yummy.

  39. That must been a treat to the palates.. Havent heard about this method before. Bookmarked it already!!! :)Thanks for dropping by; you have a lovely blog out there! Will be back often!

  40. Very nice and different recipe, but it is also so much more work, isn’t it???

  41. that is a v different way of making besan ladoo…am sure tastes devine

  42. jeyashrisuresh

    This is a very new and interesting way of besan ladoo.No doubt this will taste yum

  43. shyamala said. that i feel like eating now. I prepare soon and eat and give you a comment once again. Have a nice day.

  44. Sowmya Madhavan

    Shyamala-sure..waiting to hear how it turned out for u.

  45. Nish ji aapne bataya same vese hi try kiya Par usme shyd ghee bahot jyada ho gya and ladoo sahi bane nai mene use thanda hone diya fir b nai bane wo bahut sticky bhi me khane par b muh me chipak rha h jabki besan mene achhi tarah se sekha nd wo pura brown hua pls ans.


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