Friday, July 30, 2010

Besan Ke Laddu With Crystallized Sugar

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This besan ke laddu recipe is from my mom's kitchen. She is a wonderfull cook, she would prepare this laddus normally for festivals like pongal and distribute to neighbours. This recipe is a big hit among our friends and relatives.

The speciality of this laddu :
Is in the preparation of making sugar from sugar, the extracted sugar has a unique texture that will melt faster in your mouth. You can feel this when you taste it.You may feel it is a little lengthy but its worth the little extra effort.

So friends try it out and have fun with all the compliments you will win !!

Cooking Time : 20 min
Cooling Time : 30 min
Preparation Time : 15 min
Shelf Life: 2 weeks and 2 months in refridgerator

Makes 10 laddus

Ingredients
  • 1 cup besan ( chick pea flour )
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup ghee ( clarified butter )
  • 1 tsp chopped cashew
  • 1 tsp chopped almonds
  • 2 cardamom pod (seeds extracted and crushed )
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Cooking Procedure:

Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a thick bottom pan and fry besan on medium flame with cashews, till besan loses its raw smell and emits a sweet aroma.(approx 7-10 min on medium flame till it is light golden yellow).Shift it to a plate n let it cool.

Sugar Crystallization Process :
In the same pan add sugar along with 1/4 cup of water and stir on medium flame. The sugar will pass through 4 stages (Sugar > Syrup > Thick Syrup > Sugar ) We should be constantly stirring to avoid lumps. In the end it will again be crystal sugar.... if u have some lumps remove them and grind them. Remove to plate and let it cool.

After it cools mix the fried besan,sugar,crushed cardamom seeds,almonds nicely.

Divide the mixture into 3 portions and add and the required amount of ghee to one portion and shape it into 2-3 laddus.

Note: Adding ghee to portion by portion will prevent us from adding excess ghee which will make the laddus too sticky. You will get rough estimate how much ghee to add by this method.

After 3-4 hrs store them in air tight containers, if you want to store in freezer do so with freezer safe containers.

I am sending this recipe as a guest post to Lisa's Indian Dinner Party!

and also goes to some other wonderful events

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KIDS DELIGHT hosted by Pari
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Tags: Besan, Chick Pea Flour, Indian Dessert, Sweet, Authentic, Laddu, Festival Food

47 comments:

Suhaina said...

this is my fav too. very easy t make yet very tasty too. love it. u are making me drool.

kavita said...

Hi Satya,
Laddus seems to be very tempting and delicious. Today first time i am visiting your blog. You have a very good collection of yummy recipies. I will try out them soon one by one.

Satrupa said...

Dear Satya,

You always amaze me by ur recipes .... the ladus look tempting .... perfect !!

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

PranisKitchen said...

sathya thats a wonderful laddu .perfectly done the crystalise sugar making it so attractive and really nice one

srividhya Ravikumar said...

drooling laddus satya...wonderful

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That is a very new process of using crystallizing sugar, never done it before. Lovely recipe.

Neha said...

looks tasty..my mom used to make these in similar fashion with the cooked sugar...as we can store it for longer time

Sadhana said...

Hi Satya dear!!! I would like to pass an award for u...plz come and collect it from my blog dear...

nivedita said...

Its my daughter and my hubby's favorite.
I too love it.
Thanks for sharing.

Krishnaveni said...

delicious laddu, great

RUBY said...

Amazing recipe Satya.....and an equally beautiful blog i must say!
Am glad to follow u :)

KEEP UP THE GOOD WRK GAL!
CHEERS ;)

Priya said...

Cute and pretty tempting ladoos..

kanthi said...

Besan laddu,my favourite. sathya chala baga chesaru,chala pleasant ga unnayi.

chaitrali pathak said...

yummilicious ladoos....

fferns said...

Hi satya, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a coment. i see that u have a good collection of recipes too, I love besan laddos, i can smell them as i am tying this comment yummmmm.

An Open Book said...

i have never had besan laddoos but they sure look gorgeous

Hari Chandana said...

Looks amazing.. mmmmmm mouth watering recipe.. yummyy

Uma said...

nice round ladoos..
new and interesting way!

aipi said...

my hubby's all time fav.. my mil makes them in the same way.. they came out perfect n so round..

women-wisdom.com said...

Waw! A lovely sweet with little ingredients. I love it. Gonna try it for tomorrow.

Jayashree said...

The laddus look wonderfully brown and delicious.

Lav said...

wow ladoos look yummy...i also make besan ladoos but with crystalized sugar sounds very new...will try next time

Lavanya
www.lavsblog.com

VineelaSiva said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww laddoo is very inviting came out perfect.

Nandini said...

Wow! Very goluptious and a new sweetmeat! So nice!

Vasavi Suresh said...

Your laddoos are so tempting. Amazing click.

Priya said...

scrumptous looking laddoos!

veena krishnakumar said...

lavanya, ladoo's are too inviting, wish i had them now, atleast i have the recipe, sure to try this for some festival, thanks a ton

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Yummy and mouthwatering..please send me that plate ! perfect..

Suja Sugathan said...

Drooling here..looks so inviting.

Pravs said...

love besan laddoo.A question, won't the sugar caramelize in this process ?

PALATABLE said...

Looks perfect and yum..thanks for sharing dear...

http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Swathi said...

Besan Laddo looks perfect and yummy Satya.

I haven't tried yet. I need to try this.

Vegetarian Zest said...

Very delicious looking ladoos.

Torviewtoronto said...

looks delicious

PS said...

super yummy besan ladoo, perfect treat for a sweet tooth..

Rachana said...

Love besan ladoos...these look perfect and delicious Satya! Beautiful clicks dear! I follow a slightly different recipe for besan ladoos but I make rava- besan ladoos similar to this with the sugar syrup.

Raina said...

These sounds so delicious. The flavors are great; almost like a really delicous donut. I am looking forward to trying these:)

NIDHYA said...

Looks delicious. Pic reminds me of the festival times. Nice one.

Vibaas said...

Satya, thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment. you have a wonderful blog here and these laddoos look perfect and very tempting!

shanthi said...

Its perfect. and wonderful

jayasree said...

Loved your version with crystallised sugar. Looking delicious with the lovely brown color.

Sadhana said...

Yummy laddus.....

Neetz said...

awesome!!! and the pic says it all how wonderful the ladoo is!! :)

Akila said...

love your laddus dear....

Satya said...

thankq my dear friend for ur lovely supportive comments ...it means a lot to me

Nachiketa said...

Awww... Satya... this is my soft spot... I love besan ladoos....

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Cheers,
The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts - Nachiketa
Catch me on facebook @ Crazy Over Desserts

Magic of Spice said...

These are wonderful...it was a great dinner party, and I am glad to have found your site :)

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