Besan Sweet / Besan Laddu / Chickpea flour Sweet

3 Nov

Helloo dear friends!!

First off, very sorry about the long hiatus; just been a little busy in life. I promise I am going to take time to one of my passions, HappieBelle no matter how busy I am 🙂 .. Friends back again?!! .. Thank you!!

Now, here’s me wishing all the readers a very happy and prosperous Diwali!! 🙂

So going with the current occasion, I have for you all, a traditional sweet recipe from India which is very popular and made specially during the festival of Diwali – Besan Laddu / Besan Sweet.

Thanks to my little sister, for the inspiration 😉

It is a super easy, fool proof recipe and also since it doesn’t take too much time to make, unlike other traditional sweets from India, I feel one can’t go wrong here 🙂

Here’s a sneak peek of what we are about to make:


  • All you need:

(These measurements make about 50 small sized besan sweets; Please adjust according to your requirement)

Besan / Chickpea flour / Gram flour (Regular) – 3 Cups

Sooji / Semolina – 4 Tablespoons

Ghee / Clarified butter (You can also use Unsalted butter) – 1 Cup

Sugar (Powdered) – 1 and half to 2 Cups (Varies by your sweet taste)

Elaichi  / Cardamom powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

Nuts ( Almonds, Cashews, Pistachios etc, roughly chopped) – 1/2 Cup and few for Garnish

  • Time to prepare: 1 1/2 Hours
  • Let’s get started:

This is kind of a procedure, so please try to follow one step after the other carefully.

1> Start off in a big pan, add the ghee and wait for it to melt and come to a boil.



2> Sift the Besan and next add it to the Ghee in the pan and mix it well and quickly.




3> Keep mixing every few seconds and until the raw smell of the flour goes away and a sweet aroma emanates the kitchen. The consistency should go something like this:


4> Now is the time to add some chopped nuts, cardamom powder and mix well and turn the stove off.


5> Now add in the powdered sugar and mix well again.


You will end up with something like this:


Now keep this mixture aside and wait for to cool from hot to warm; to handle it by hand to make the sweet.

6> Once it’s warm enough to handle, but not too cold yet; take little amounts into your palms and start rolling these with the help of your two palms.

You can either keep these in the form of laddus (little rolled balls) or press them in between your palms to make the shapes I did. ( I just wanted to be a little different 😉 )

Then quickly garnish the top of laddu or the sweet with some slivered almonds or chopped pistachios. Just press the almond into the sweet while it’s still warm.

Place all the sweets on a slightly greased (I did with ghee) plate or anything you are using.

This is what you would end up with, if you followed my way 🙂



Here’s the last pic, I promise 😉 .. and Wishing you all a great Diwali and new year ahead!!!


  • Tips / Variations:

> You need to add Semolina if you are using Regular Chickpea flour; If you can find and use the Laddu flour, you can skip the Semolina.

> You can change / modify the measurements of sugar, elaichi, nuts according to taste.

> You can also add a pinch of salt for an extra kick in taste.

As always, would love to hear what you have to say, down below.

Have a “sweet” day guys! 🙂

Until next time,

Love Life



4 Responses to “Besan Sweet / Besan Laddu / Chickpea flour Sweet”

  1. Anusha November 4, 2013 at 12:38 PM #

    Awesome ra 🙂

  2. mehak kashish December 14, 2013 at 3:34 AM #

    very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards,
    chakkara pongal recipe

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