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Diwali Recipe: How to Make Besan Laddu at Home

Diwali is incomplete without Besan Ladoo! This traditional Indian sweet is made with chickpea flour, pure ghee, and sugar. Check out our easy Besan Ladoo recipe.

Diwali Recipe: How to Make Besan Laddu at Home

Diwali, the festival of lights, is not only a celebration of the victory of light over darkness but also a time for families to come together, exchange gifts, and enjoy sumptuous feasts. One of the essential elements of this joyous occasion is the delightful array of sweets and treats that grace every household.

These Diwali sweets are more than just delectable confections; they carry with them a sense of tradition, culture, and the warmth of home. In this article, we will explore the making of Besan Laddu.

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This post is dedicated to all the WhatSHELikes “Laddu” fans! Besan Laddu is one of the traditional Indian sweets. This traditional recipe was taught to me by my grandmother, and she always says that it’s not just a Laddoo; it’s a full pack of energy! These Laddus are made with chickpea flour, which is a good source of protein, pure ghee, and sugar.

So, one Laddoo contains lots of nutritious values, plus a yummy taste. You will love the aroma of roasted besan and pure ghee while making these! Diwali is incomplete without these laddus. Wondering how to make them? Check out our easy besan laddu recipe.

Besan Ladoo Recipe

Besan Laddu

Course Sweet


  • 1 cup Besan / Chickpea Flour
  • 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Pure Ghee
  • 4 Qty. Cardamom powdered
  • Almond Flakes for garnishing


  • Heat ghee in a kadai, add besan and roast on low heat till a nice aroma is given out. Approximately for ten minutes. (Keep stirring continuously because flour will start browning and burning if you don’t stir.)
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Allow the mixture to cool down.
  • Now add sugar powder and mix well the mixture with hands.
  • Roll mixture into even sized Laddoo.
  • Garnish with almond flakes.


Serve these laddus along with chakli, chiwda and other diwali faral.

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Written by Bhakti D

Bhakti is a dedicated full-time certified yoga instructor and follows yogic teachings as a way of life rather than a fitness goal. Yoga has helped her lead stress-free life for herself as well as has a calming influence on the family. After she realized the goodness of Yoga, she decided to pursue Yoga more seriously by building on Yoga related competencies. She has done a number of classrooms as well as one to one teaching sessions in Mumbai, helping her clientele achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle.

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