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Navratri special: How to make besan ladoo

Besan ladoo is an all-time favourite in any puja season. So, you can make it in Navratri as well. All we need is besan, ghee and sugar to make it.

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Besan ladoo (Source: nishamadhulika.com)

Besan ladoo is an all-time favourite in any puja season. So, you can make it in Navratri as well. All we need is besan, ghee and sugar. Instead of struggling for hours roasting them in kadai, you can also make them in microwave. It will be much quicker.

Ingredients
250 grams Besan (2 cup)
200 grams ghee (1 cup)
250 grams powdered sugar
6-7 green cardamom
15-20 cashew nuts or almonds (chopped in small pieces)

Ingredients
Ingredients (Source: nishamadhulika.com)

Method
Strain the gram flour and take it in a bowl.

Add ghee and gram flour in a microwave safe bowl and mix well.

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Add ghee and gram flour in a microwave safe bowl and mix well. (Source: nishamadhulika.com)

Place the bowl in microwave and set on maximum temperature for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes take it out and stir with a spoon.

Put it back in microwave for two more minutes. Take out the bowl again and stir well.

Place the bowl for third time and microwave for 1 more minute. Stir the gram flour after taking it out.

Again place the bowl for fourth time and microwave for 1 more minute. Take out the bowl and stir the gram flour nicely with help of a spoon.

Gram flour is now roasted completely; it has turned light brown in color.

Let the mix cool down before adding dugar.

Once it cools down, add sugar, cardamom powder and chopped dry fruits into it.

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Once it cools down, add sugar, cardamom powder and chopped dry fruits into it. (Source: nishamadhulika.com)

Take a little mixture in your hands and roll giving it a round shape.

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Take a little mixture in your hands and roll giving it a round shape. (Source: nishamadhulika.com)

Microwave besan ladoos are now ready.

Serve freshly made ladoos to everyone at your place and store the rest in an air tight container and enjoy eating for up to 2 or more weeks.

Suggestion:
If you are using fine granules gram flour then add ½ cup semolina into it.

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A homemaker in Noida, and passionate about cooking, Nisha Madhulika at 54 started http://www.nishamadhulika.com in 2007. She started her YouTube channel in mid 2011. She is known for making recipes with easily available ingredients. She has posted more than 1100 videos on her channel so far. She is one of the most popular chefs online and was recently featured in YouTube Top Chefs coffee table book.