Besan Ladoo- vegan and gluten free

Ladoo's are a popular Indian sweet. They are basically sweet energy balls and there is a huge variety of ladoo's in India - Besan Ladoo however the the most popular of them all . 

  In modern terms it’s a energy ball made of Gram flour or besan is a pulse flour made from a type of ground chickpea called the gram chickpea. It is a staple ingredient in the Indian cuisine  

 However these ladoo were always made with ghee which is not vegan so here I made then with refined coconut oil and added almond flour to them . Refined coconut oil acts just like ghee in this dessert . These are the most decadent sweet amazing melt in the mouth energy dessert balls . 

 

Ingredients

 

 2 cups Besan 
 3/4 cup refined coconut oil  
 2 cup blanched almond flour 
2 cup white sugar( dominos white sugar ) - more to taste if needed 
1 teaspoon cardamom / elachi powder .

 

Directions

 

1- In a large flat bottom pan heat refined coconut oil , when melted add 2 cup besan.

2- Roast  on low flame until the besan is well combined with ghee. (I always use regular besan not ladoo besan )

3-Continue to roast on low flame. If the mixture turns dry, add a tbsp of refined coconut oil 

4-After  20 minutes or so the besan starts to change color and to release oil.

5-Continue to roast until the besan turns golden brown and grainy. it may take approximately 30 minutes.

6-Add 2 cups sugar and cook for another minute . 

7-Now add 2 cups  almond flour and cook for another minute . Mix well to incorporate everything . The mixture should be dry but easy to make a ball with. 

8-Taste for sugar if required add another tablespoon 

9-Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, allowing it to cool slightly

10-Add cardamom powder . Mix well 

11-Prepare  a table tennis ball sized ladoo . 

12-Enjoy these  besan ladoo for 2 weeks in an airtight containersmy

Notes ::

  1 - I always use besan instead of lasso besan it always tastes better 

2 - White sugar yield the best results you are welcome to experiment with other sugar but the taste may vary.

 3 - Addition of almond flour adds to the flavor and richness of the ladoo .

4 - Additionally roasted cashews, melon seeds can also be added to the ladoo for taste whe you add elachi powder . 

5 - Roast on low medium heat besan tends to burn very fast😊. 

 

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