Hello friends! Today is janmashtmi, birth of Lord Krishna. I thought why not share one of my favourite recipes now on this occasion. I have always loved Besan Laddoo and one of my friend knew my craving or weakness for this and she would make full tin and give it to me.
I had made this recipe on stove top also and it came out good except I could not give it laddoo shape. Recently I bought a microwave convection oven and kept experimenting and trying out things. I have made few dishes with it already which I would share with you all soon but today I want to share with you this yummy sweet dish. Its really pretty easy one.
Temperature and settings would vary from oven to oven.
1 cup besan
3/4 cup castor sugar
6-7 tbsp ghee
1/4tsp cardomom powder
Heat ghee in a microwave safe bowl at 100% power for 1 min.
Carefully remove the bowl and add besan and mix it well. Microwave at 100% power for 4min, stirring it after every 1min.
Then again microwave at 50% power for 3mins stirring continuously after every 1 min.
Remove from oven and add castor sugar and cardomom powder and mix it thoroughly.
Let it cool and then divide into small portions and shape them in form of laddoos. Store it in airtight container.
Laddoos are ready and I am sure no one would stop and it would finish in no time.
This recipe was written with the book I got with oven. Hope you enjoy this yummy sweet.
Notes: I did not have castor sugar with me so I just used my mixie to grind sugar and for extra flavour I added few cashewnuts along with green cardamom.
You can have them as it is or decorate with pistachio or cashewnuts.
I have made this few times already. so tip is initially use less ghee and later if the laddos are not forming add a little melted ghee to hold them. If there is too much ghee it wont form shape.
For stove top method: Make it same way. Roast besan with little ghee till aromatic smell comes out and make sure not to over cook the besan. Remove from gas and add sugar and cardomom powder. Let it cool and then form laddos.
So what do you think of my attempts with this. Waiting to hear from you all and HAPPY JANMASHTMI to everyone..
My blogger friend Divya had organised a massive master chef contest on her blog and very recently she announced the winners. Divya gave participation certificates plus nomination certificates to everyone. Thank you Divya for this wonderful opportunity.