Microwave Besan Laddu (Write For Us Contest Entry - 55)
Besan Laddu is the most delicious and popular Indian sweet. Different types of laddu's are prepared at all festive and auspicious occasi...
- Chickpea flour / Besan Flour - 1 cup
- Sugar powder - One-fourth cup / As per taste
- Pure Ghee - 4 tablespoons
- Cardamom powder - One-fourth teapoon
- Raisins - Few
- Sliced Almonds - Few
- Cashewnuts - Few
In a microwave safe bowl, combine besan and ghee. Mix well.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes stirring after every minute.
Reduce the power to medium and microwave for another two minutes, stirring again after every minute. The mixture should be reddish brown and should have a good aroma. Take care and make sure the mixture does not burn. Let the mixture cool completely.
Then add sugar powder along with cardamom powder and mix it thoroughly. Add dryfruits(optional).
Divide the mixture into portions larger than a lemon or as desired. Shape each portion into a smooth round ball and place on a plate/tray. Let the besan laddu's and set well for about an hour. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.
Enjoy the delicious besan laddu with dry raisins or fried almonds or cashews.
Contributed By: Manjula Bharath