Besan Ladoo is a Maharashtrian delicacy though today it is made all over India. A very rich and fragrant Ladoo, you can make it with or without the addition of nuts.
- 2 cups Besan/Chickpea flour
- 1.5 cups sugar
- 10 Cardamom
- 3/4 cup Ghee/clarified butter
- 1/4 cup Cashews finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Kishmish
Dry grind the Cardamom and sugar to a fine powder. Keep aside. In a tbsp of Ghee roast the Cashews to a rich golden brown and the Kishmish till they fluff up. Heat the remaining Ghee and roast the Besan on a gentle flame till it turns a rich golden brown. At this stage the Besan is very aromatic and starts to release the Ghee from the flour. Switch off and set aside till it has cooled down. Add the Cardamom and powdered sugar and also the fried nuts. Mix well. Take small portions of this mixture and roll into small balls. Store when thoroughly cool.