Microwave Besan and Almond Laadoo

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A quick and easy microwave recipe for Besan Laadoo that you can make in a jiffy. The almond powder makes it a nutritious treat, perfect for kids.
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups besan (you can use the regular one or the slightly coarser one specially meant for making laadoos)
  • 1½ cup ghee (clarified butter; use melted ghee)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp cardamom powder
  • ½ cup almond powder (roasted with 1 tsp of ghee)
  • Slivered almonds as required for decoration OR broken cashewnuts
  • microwave safe bowl

Method:

Mix the besan & ghee in a microwave safe bowl.
fry the besan-ghee mixture on microwave high for 2 mins. Stir the mixture & continue stirring it for another 6 minutes, but you need to check after every minute, stirring the mixture. At this time, the mixture will form bubbles and will rise (double in quantity) in the bowl.
Now for rest of the 4 minutes you need to check the mixture and stir it after every 30-60 seconds , because it will keep on rising and doubling in size due to microwave heat.
By now the besan-ghee mixture will have a nice aroma to it.
At this stage please note that the mixture should not look too dry, otherwise the ladoos will not hold up their shape.
Keep this mixture aside to cool for 3-4 hrs.
Once cooled, add half of the powdered sugar, cardamom powder & almond powder. Mix well. Spoon by spoon add the remaining sugar and then mix. If you think the mixture need more sugar add as per taste. make small round ladoos out of it.

Yields- 25-30 ladoos if you use a small vati (steel bowl)

Please note:

  • Normally, I mix 1 cup ghee to the besan, then add the remaining ghee as needed.
  • As I’ve been preparing these laadoos for 4 year in a row, I’ve got a hang of the measurements mentioned above.
  • Last 4-5 mins of frying the besan-ghee mixture is very crucial because there are high chances of the mixture getting burnt.
  • Every microwave differs from the other. If you ,have a very small microwave be very careful in preparing the laadoos; you may need to check the mixture after every 30 seconds or every minute.
  • I prefer to take a chair with a pillow on it, sit in front of the microwave and stir the mixture 🙂
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