Raksha bandhan is around the corner and like always I am making sweets for my brother. Yes, I can buy them from shop also but that’s just not me. I like to give a personal touch to every thing and what better way to show your love & affection for your brother. Especially when he is crazy for sweets.
Every year I make different sweets for him. This year it’s Besan Laddo. Hope he enjoys having it and give me some nice big present 😆.
Here is how I made it.
2 cups besan/chickpeas flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup ghee/clarified butter
4-5 green cardamoms crushed
Almonds as required for garnishing
Start with dry roasting besan in a heavy bottom kadhai or pan on low flame. Keep stirring so that it does not get burnt. Roast for around 10-15 minutes until you get desired brown colour of besan and it starts to give a nice nutty aroma.
At this stage add melted ghee and mix. Keep stirring for 5-6 minutes more. The mixture will start to leave ghee from sides. At this stage add powdered sugar mix well and turn off the flame.
Let the mixture cool down a little then add cardamom powder and mix everything together. Grease your hand with some ghee and start to shape the Laddo by rolling it between both your palms. Garnish with almonds.
You can keep this laddo for almost 3-4 days in an air tight container. I am going to surprise my brother with these laddos. What are your plans?