Besan Ladoo - Besan Laddu - Sweet Chickpea Flour Balls

Besan Ladoo - Besan Laddu - Sweet Chickpea Flour Balls

div style="text-align: center;"span style="color: purple; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif; font-size: x-large;"bWishing Everyone a Happy Diwali & Prosperous New Year! /b/span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="color: purple; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif; font-size: x-large;"bMay this festival of light bring Happiness, love, luck & prosperity!! /b/span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="color: purple; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif; font-size: x-large;"bHave a Safe Deepavali!/b/span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-N10ruFWb4U/UKGkVVd23eI/AAAAAAAACZs/ZTSZWO8lwSk/s1600/DSC0321.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="578" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-N10ruFWb4U/UKGkVVd23eI/AAAAAAAACZs/ZTSZWO8lwSk/s640/DSC0321.JPG" width="640" //a/divbr /span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"span style="color: blue; font-size: large;"b/b/span/spanbr /a name="more"/aspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"span style="color: blue; font-size: large;"bDiwali/b/spanspan style="color: blue;" also known as festival of lights is an important festival in India. If you happen to visit India during Diwali time, you will see entire country lit with variety of lanterns & light patterns. Although a 5 day festival the preparations for this celebration starts quite in advance like a month or so. Its begins with cleaning of the house (not that the house is not cleaned on other days) but this cleaning is given special importance as its believed that Goddess Laxmi visits your home during this period to provides her blessings. After cleanliness, its time to make some homemade Diwali sweets which are then distributed & shared with near & dear ones. My granny & mom would start making this never ending list of Diwali Snacks & Sweets couple of weeks before Diwali, the list included... just to name a few Chakli, Sev, Chivda (savory mixture), Namakpare (thikat Shankarpali), Shakarpara (god shankarpali), Karanji(Gujiya), Rava Ladoo, Besan Ladoo etc. My sis & me would also play a small role like cutting the shankarpali or shaping the ladoo. It was so much fun. Mom just told me that they finished making all these sweets last week & inquired what did I make. Honestly making all this stuff requires a lot of patience which I lack to some extent, but not making any makes me feel guilty so I made just a few starting with the basic & simple /spanbspan style="color: #741b47;"span style="font-size: large;"Besan Ladoo /span(/span/b/spanspan style="color: #741b47;"span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"bSweet Chickpea Flour Balls)/b/spanspan style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;". /span/spanbr /span style="color: #741b47;"span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"br //span/spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"My sis any day prefers the sweet snacks like ladoo, karanji etc but I am more with savory preference like Chakli, thikat shankarpali, Chivda.... bwhats your favorite Diwali Sweet/snack? /bWould love to know so definitely leave it in the comments. Again Wishing All a Fabulous Diwali!!/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: large;"For More Diwali Recipes click here : /spanb style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: x-large;"span style="color: #660000;"a href="http://www.shwetainthekitchen.com/search/label/Diwali" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: x-large;" target="blank"Diwali Sweets and Savory Snacks/a/span/bbr /span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"span style="color: #660000; font-size: large;"bbr //b/span/spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Now to the recipe...../spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cOigJyNNSk/UKGkd2lPK4I/AAAAAAAACZ0/sMpN0Y-yQw/s1600/DSC0350.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="590" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cOigJyNNSk/UKGkd2lPK4I/AAAAAAAACZ0/sMpN0Y-yQw/s640/DSC0350.JPG" width="640" //a/divspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"bIngredients: (makes 15-20 Ladoos) /b/spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MmbO1s8kyjk/UKGjeIyfCEI/AAAAAAAACZM/56OjOdYDn8/s1600/DSC0280.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="366" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MmbO1s8kyjk/UKGjeIyfCEI/AAAAAAAACZM/56OjOdYDn8/s640/DSC0280.JPG" width="640" //a/divspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"2 cups of Ladoo Besan (chickpea flour) (its usually thicker than normal Besan)/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"1 & 1/2 cups of powdered sugar/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"1 cup of melted Ghee (clarified butter)/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"some green cardamoms/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"few raisins & Cashews (or any dry fruits of your choice)/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"1 tbsp of milk (optional)/spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YO5673diVMg/UKGkjtpl4wI/AAAAAAAACZ8/pFWtvjv6GkU/s1600/DSC0307.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YO5673diVMg/UKGkjtpl4wI/AAAAAAAACZ8/pFWtvjv6GkU/s640/DSC0307.JPG" width="564" //a/divspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"bMethod: /b/spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p1mQ4mJl9y4/UKGjkfOH3mI/AAAAAAAACZU/8mpnGET2CiQ/s1600/Step1.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="202" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p1mQ4mJl9y4/UKGjkfOH3mI/AAAAAAAACZU/8mpnGET2CiQ/s640/Step1.jpg" width="640" //a/divspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"In a pan dry roast the Besan for 15-20 mins on low flame or till it slightly changes color. /spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Then add the ghee (1/2 cup at a time)  & keep mixing on low flame till the besan is well roasted & starts leaving ghee from the sides. Approximately 30-45 mins. /spanbr /span style="color: #c27ba0; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"i(Depending on the type of Besan you use you may need more or less of ghee so adjust accordingly)/i/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9R4vHcMt-AA/UKGjkg56mI/AAAAAAAACZc/EnU3JFVzz8/s1600/Step2.jpg.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="202" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9R4vHcMt-AA/UKGjkg56mI/AAAAAAAACZc/EnU3JFVzz8/s640/Step2.jpg.jpg" width="640" //a/div span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"Now peel the cardamom seeds & crush these into coarse powder & add to the besan. Similarly break the cashew into small chunks & add to the mixture. Mix well & allow to cool a bit. /spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"br //spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GajRjQdxGWw/UKGjlAZmaXI/AAAAAAAACZk/dpbVQrwJ0CA/s1600/Step3.jpg.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="190" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GajRjQdxGWw/UKGjlAZmaXI/AAAAAAAACZk/dpbVQrwJ0CA/s640/Step3.jpg.jpg" width="640" //a/divspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"span style="color: blue;"When the mixture is warm (not hot) add the sugar & mix well. Sprinkle some milk at the end just to fluff up the mixture. Mix well. Taking little quantity of besan mixture in hand make round balls. /spanispan style="color: #a64d79;"(try making the Ladoo's when the mixture is warm as it helps to shape the ladoo better)/span/ispan style="color: blue;"Using circular motion between palms keep rounding till the Ladoos are smooth. Top it with a raisin or any dry-fruit of your choice & place it on a clean dish. Continue making these for the remainder of the mixture. Allow these Ladoo's to cool & then store in airtight container. I was able to make around 18 medium sized Ladoo's. /span/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"That's it, our nutty Besan Ladoo (Sweet Chickpea Flour Balls) are ready, enjoy these Sweets over Diwali or for any occasion of your choice. /spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RAkUgeQSZ4/UKGkooTOI8I/AAAAAAAACaE/yAPc4wG9f5s/s1600/DSC0346.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RAkUgeQSZ4/UKGkooTOI8I/AAAAAAAACaE/yAPc4wG9f5s/s640/DSC_0346.JPG" width="640" //a/divspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Happy Cooking!!/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Shweta/span

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