A healthy sweet if made with care ,it’s one of
the best I would vote for .
Makhanas are lotus seeds or fox nuts highly
beneficial for people with blood pressure,
diabetics .Low on calories it is a good snack,to
munch like popcorn.This can be made into
sweet and savoury dishes .
This time I roasted the makhanas and badam
pisin ( almond gum ) powdered it,and added to
the besan ladoo . This is the third variation of
besan ladoo . Do check on the previous posts if
you are a fan of besan laddoo.
Sugar can be substituted with jaggery
To the recipe now
2 cups besan flour ( gram dal flour)
3/4 -1 cup ghee
1 cup lotus seeds
1/4 cup dessicated coconut
2 tsp badam pisin ( almond gum)
3/4 -1 cup powdered sugar ( preferably the
*Tagar/ boora powdered sugar )
A pinch of salt
3/4 tsp cardamon powder
Few strands saffron
A few nuts like cashews and pistachios
•First add 3/4th ghee and roast the flour till
golden brown and a nice aroma comes out of
it .( not burnt smell so take care to roast
•Keep roasting till it turns a little liquidy and
•Add the remaining ghee ,cashews and roast.
(check the colour in the photo ).
•Add saffron strands.
•Remove from fire and allow to cool
completely, before adding sugar . ( do not add
sugar before it has cooled.)
•Best to transfer to another bowl to cool.
•Now slightly dry roast the lotus seeds and
•Heat 1-2 ghee and add the gum .It will swell
and change colour .Powder this too and set
•Once the besan is cool, add the rest of the
ingredients ,and make ladoos.
•If it looks moist , you can keep in the fridge
and serve .
•If you have silver vark, you could dab the
paper on the sweet .
* Home made tagar or boora sugar
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
Boil the sugar and water till crystal stage ( keep stirring )
Remove from fire and mix till dry and coarse
Powder and store . Use when required . This is
mostly used for ladoos like this .
Best to store in the fridge .