Ria's Collection: BESAN LADOO & a new friend for life! YAY!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

BESAN LADOO & a new friend for life! YAY!

If I have something on the back of my mind, I HAVE to sort it out somehow! And one such thing was my relationship with besan! Seriously, I could never get along with it somehow!

I had tried many times in the past to make good friends with them but they always turned out to be a bitter experience! Have tried making ladoo's , mysore pak (Aparna, I am still sorry for that rude comment! ) etc. Everything failed !

My best friend from college Vasu, always used to get these ladoo's from her home in Allahabad. And I was the one who used to finish it for her. I have always asked her to get me the proportion but she always said her mom eyeballs the amount of ingredients used in it. So I decided to eyeball it myself one day! There are no prices for guessing where it all went into in the end! It was so bitter, besan was uncooked and I wasted my precious ghee! Ghee, butter,fresh cream & chocolates are something I am terrified of going waste!

But this time around, I was sure that I will get it right because Hetal & Anuja are so good with their recipes and instructions.And I have always found sucess with their recipes I had tried out so far ( Kaju Burfi, Reshmi Kababs) I would advise you to see their video for this recipe to get that small tip which helped me find my sucess!

Adapted from Show me the curry

Besan/Chickpea flour- 1 cup ( approx 100 g)
Warm milk-1 tbsp
Warm ghee-1 tbsp
Ghee/Clarified Butter-1/3 cup
Sugar-1/2 cup (110g)
Powdered Cardamom -1/4 tsp
Cashewnuts for garnishing

  • Mix the warm milk with warm ghee.
  • Mix Besan with ghee & milk mixture and keep aside for 5-6 mins.
  • Rum the flour through a medium holed sieve to give it texture.
  • In a non-stick pan, heat ghee and fry besan on low flame until light golden & fragrant.Stir continously.
  • Switch of the stove & add the cardamom powder and sugar and mix well.Let it cool.
  • Form ladoos & garnish them with cashew nuts.
  • Store in airtight containers.

These ladoo's were a big hit at home. Dad gobbled down 4 in one go and I gobbled down 3! :)

P.S Thank you all for wishing me good health ( from my previous post)! Please wish me more as I am recovering from a food poisoning! :(

I am sending this post as an entry to My Legume Love Affair-16th helping hosted by Jeanne of Cook Sister which was started by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook

I am also sending this post as an entry to Sanghi's FIL- Ghee event.


Sarah Naveen said...

Ladoo looks so yummy dea..!!!

Sanghi said...

Yummy ladoo..! You can send this to my FIL-Ghee sweets event too dear!

Suparna said...

hey Ria,
The ladoos look absolutely gorgeous :) nice clicks
belated Diwali greetings.

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi ria,

Thank u so much for visiting my blog and giving ur sweets comments:)
Wow...laddu luks so cute...nice click too:)

Vikis Kitchen said...

Ladoos look so cute. Like the way you presented them. Warm wishes to get well soon dear.

Cham said...

Food poisoning, gal watch out! Hope u feel better soon...
U ve a nice and warm place with yummy recipes Ria :) Never tried besan ladoos they look gorgeous!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Hi Ria, thanks you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments:)

Besan laddoos are my favorite, beautiful click!

Show Me The Curry said...

Thanks again, Ria! BTW, 'awesome' photographs!Cheers:)

vidhas said...

Awesome laddu, sounds great. Awesome click Ria.

Sushma Mallya said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment on my blog...Pic of ladoos is very nice,looks very delicious....

Sunitha said...

The ladoos look good so I believe when you say they came out well. I have found success with show me the curry recipes too so this one will be a winner and I am booking marking this one.

Rohini said...

That looks so yummy!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds and looks yummilious...great job.

Lisa said...

I LOVE ladoos, and your beson ladoos look gorgeous!! I've been looking for a good recipe for them, and now I have one! Thank you so much for posting this..they look amazing!

Parita said...

Perfect entry for the event!

Michelle said...

Food poisoning is not fun! I've had a few times, once was in the hospital for a few days.

So hope you are feeling better now!

Anonymous said...

Hey Ria,
Any idea as to why the laddoo tasted soooo bitter??Please help...

Ria Mathew said...

Hello Anon- Thanks for trying! And I am really sorry that it didn't turn out good at all!

Besan is a tricky flour to me. If it is not roasted properly, it will have that odd (raw) taste.Was it the raw taste that you mentioned as bitter? If it's not that...I think the besan that you tried out with might have been spoilt.

If you are having a doubt about whether you have roasted the besan enough, just sprinkle few drops of water into it and if it sizzles right away , then it is done. If not, roast more. You will have your house filled with a beautiful aroma when it is done.

Any more questions, kindly ask! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for ur response Ria...Will try again next week..And did i tell i just loooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvve your blog...Take care

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Preethi Pinto said...

Hi Ria. I tried this one and it was simply superb. The texture of besan in the mouth was great. However I feel the sugar should have been coarsely ground as I got a slight crunchy texture to the laddoos. Also slightly lesser ghee for a calorie conscious like me I feel will taste equally good, although I put as much as the recipe called for this time. Thank you once again.

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