Ladoo Besan Kaju ka is a traditional Indian sweet made with Bengal gram flour and Cashews. It has a dash of cardamom which adds on to this rich and exotic sweet.
L for Ladoo Besan Kaju ka! This my pick for the alphabet L for the A to. Z series under the theme Pick one Indian State and make Three. The A to Z series makes you sharp, one starts thinking in a different manner. Ideally, I would call this Ladoo as Besan aur Kaju ka Ladoo, but since I had to pick the letter L, I had to twist the name.
A few years back, I used to wonder how does a person make ladoo – I was always fascinated by them, but never had the courage to make them myself. It is the blogging world that inspires you and teaches you. I have to give credit to Priya Srinivasan who had posted a simple ladoo recipe that motivated me. Ever since there’s has been no looking back. When it comes to Ladoos, Suma and Srivalli are experts too! I truly love their innovative as well as traditional ladoos.
This Ladoo is made just like a besan laddoo, where the besan is roasted till golden and aroma is released, thereafter cashew powder, sugar, cardamom are added. So instead of adding nuts, we add powdered cashews, this changes the taste and trust me the ladoos become really rich and super delicious.
Since I am a fan of Ladoos now, check what I have been making –
Ladoo Besan Kaju ka
1/4 cup ghee
1 cup besan
1/2 cup sugar, powdered
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 cup cashews, powdered
In a thick heavy bottom pan heat ghee.
As the ghee begins to melt, add besan. Reduce the flame and roast the besan, stirring continuously.
This shall take 25-30 minutes.
The besan should be golden brown. Once done, remove it in a wide plate and let it cool.
Add cardamom powder, sugar, and cashew powder.
Mix everything with hands to get a homogeneous mixture.
Pinch out balls and roll them into ladoos.
Garnish with pistachios and almonds.