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Besan Ladoo Vegan Recipe

Updated: Oct 9, 2022

Besan Ladoo are round sweet balls made by roasting gram flour, ghee and sugar. I have veganized them using coconut oil instead of ghee.

A premium and traditional Indian sweet recipe passed on by generations and are typically made during festival seasons.


Coconut Oil - 100 Grams

Gram or Chickpeas Flour - 300 Grams

Cardamom Powder - Half teaspoon

Turmeric Powder - 1 Pinch

Finely Chopped Dry fruits - Optional

Sugar - 250-300 grams (Fine grain sugar - not powdered)

Step 1 : Cook Chickpeas or Gram Flour

  • Heat a pan and add 100 grams of coconut oil

  • Once the oil melts, add 300 grams of gram flour or chickpeas flour

  • Mix it well with the oil and break all the lumps while cooking it over low heat.

  • Make sure it’s cooked over low heat else the chickpeas flour will get burnt.

  • You will start to smell the wonderful aroma of cooked flour

  • After 10-12 minutes of cooking, the texture of the flour will get solid like small blocks.

  • The flour will become paste-like, continue to stir it and fold till you get the semi liquid paste.

  • After a couple of more minutes over low heat and it should be done

  • Switch off the heat and transfer it to a fresh bowl.

Step 2 : Prepare the Ladoos

  • Mix and wait for it to cool down.

  • Let it cool down outside at room temperature. Never place it in the refrigerator.

  • Once it’s at room temperature, add half teaspoon of cardamom powder, a pinch or turmeric powder for color( it’s entirely optional), finely chopped dry fruits, 300 grams of sugar, which I know seems a lot but it’s just perfect for this recipe.

  • Use fine grain sugar, and not powdered sugar. When you eat the Ladoo you will get this coarseness in the Ladoo which reflects the quality of a good besan Ladoo, which comes from the fine grain sugar and not the powdered one.

  • Sugar can be replaced with jaggery

Step 3 : Shape the Ladoos

  • Take a small quantity of the batter and start to shape the Ladoos.

  • Bind the ladoo with your hand and then shape between both your palms.

  • It might look a little loose while preparing it, but after a couple of hours the Ladoo will hold it’s shape and will solidify further.

  • Garnish it using Pista or almond flakes, it’s optional.

  • Prepare the remaining Ladoos the same way & see how easy it is to prepare these mithais at home.

Do try this at home and please share your feedback in the comment section

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