Recipe for Microwave Besan Laddoos / Maaladu / Chickpea flour laddoos – a 10 minute recipe
Talking about Laddoos, i have never been too fond of them, except for Moti Choor Laddoo, which I would never dream of making at home. Any part of India and you’ll find several varieties of them made with a variety of flours, and methods. As far as I can understand, for any laddoo made from using flour, the flour needs to be roasted till aromatic and during the roasting process, a certain amount of fat like ghee is used to cook the flour while roasting. Some more fat is used to bind the sweetened roasted flour into round shapes and a laddoo is born
Not being the Laddoo liking girl, and my husband also not being a guy who is especially fond of them, I have never tried making them. When this particular discussion on Diwali treats went on and on about the quick and easy, microwave besan laddoos, I had to make this to take to my parents and aunts for Diwali, because this is something they all love
Each batch makes 10. The first batch I followed the recipe to the T, just increasing the microwave time as the flour did not seem roasted to my satisfaction as per the given time in the recipe. In the final stage of binding it into laddoos, I realised that the ghee quantity can be considerably reduced from the original 1/3rd cup as I have seen the laddoos made in my family to be much drier
Microwave Besan Laddoos
Active time: 5-7 minutes
Makes: 10 pieces
Source: Adapted from Samsung Microwave Recipes
[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Besan Laddoo / Maaladoo – Delicious besan laddoos in the Microwave in just 5 minutes 🙂 Give it a try! – besan [gram flour], ghee, powdered sugar (sold in Bombay during festival times as ‘Pithi Saakhar’) , cardamom powder, halves of cashew nuts fried in a little ghee for decoration, In a large microwave safe bowl, mix the besan and ghee. Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes stirring well every one minute. [increase 2 more min if your machine power is low.; Once the flour seems slightly darker in colour and richly aromatic, remove from oven and allow to cool completely. This will take upto half an hour.; Once cooled, add 1/2 cup powdered sugar [NOT icing sugar], with cardamom powder into the roasted flour. Knead well to mix and shape into 10 balls pressing a slice of fried cashew on top.; These will harden as they cool. Store in airtight container.; [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]
Besan Laddoo / Maaladoo
- 1 cup besan [gram flour]
- 1/4 cup ghee
- 1/2 cup sugar powdered (sold in Bombay during festival times as 'Pithi Saakhar')
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- 10 cashew nuts ghee halves of fried in a little for decoration
- In a large microwave safe bowl, mix the besan and ghee. Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes stirring well every one minute. [increase 2 more min if your machine power is low.
- Once the flour seems slightly darker in colour and richly aromatic, remove from oven and allow to cool completely. This will take upto half an hour.
- Once cooled, add 1/2 cup powdered sugar [NOT icing sugar], with cardamom powder into the roasted flour. Knead well to mix and shape into 10 balls pressing a slice of fried cashew on top.
- These will harden as they cool. Store in airtight container.
hey nandita!! after a long time eh?? those laddus look absolutelt delicious!! nice n easy!!
Hi nandita! Hope you are fine now! Nice laddoos! Hoping to see more recipes!
Lovely looking laddoos! I love “kadalamaavu” laddoos ever since my grandmother, who was handicapped, somehow made the effort to make them for me for my 11th birthday. They were her specialty, but what I especially appreciated was the effort she had to put in to make them. A labor of love, really!Kamini
Nandita, the ladoos look great. I really stuffed my face with them in Dubai. I just posted my Diwali special treat too and I wish you a Happy Diwali gorgeous!
am trying for the last hour to post a comment here and your blog won’t let me.am ready whenever you are. I love these laddoos… send me some and I’ll send you all moti churs :)Happy Diwali
YUM! and quick in the MW too. I made Almond Burfis in the MW too. Enjoy.Happy Diwali!:)
ladoo’s look so good 🙂 have to try the m/w version soon, i do remember tee’s recipe.Happy Diwali sweetie!
Very happy Diwali to you too Nandita. I am sure Mumbaikars must be going crazy with all the festivities. It’s a fab time of the year.
Wow this is easy and quick, great idea when we have to make large numbers…thanks for the recipe dear,Happy Diwali! 🙂
I adore laddus and I’m going ga ga over your’s…so easy to make …thanks dear.
This is too good to be true! Besan ladoos are my all time favorite ladoos. What a simple recipe!
Happy Diwali to you and your family Nanditha! What a fun recipe! No toiling in the kitchen, i’ll take that anyday!
Wow…this is ACTUALLY good!I tried a few othr ‘easy’ versions of the besan laddus but none turned out as yum as this!! this is a keeper…Thank You!!:)
I follow your blog once in a while … am a foodie … with a major sweet tooth … showed the recipe to my wife … helped her with it too … it turned out amazing … thanks a lot … keep up the good work.
Hey, I tried this today but it took way longer than 5 mins to roast the besan. Mine is a fairly decent microwave and highest is 900 watt but it still must’ve taken about 12 mins for the rawness to go.
Possibly because of the microwave–mine is 1200 watts and anything over 5 minutes would burn it down completely! thanks for trying.