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Besan Laddoo / Maaladoo

Delicious besan laddoos in the Microwave in just 5 minutes :) Give it a try!
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 piece


  • 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.


For more Diwali Recipes - check here