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Besan Laddu

Besan Laddu

Chantal Perez

"A delicious Indian sweet, commonly gifted during celebrations like Diwali. I got this recipe from my neighbor when I lived in India. She always brought me sweets that she made herself."
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45 m servings 137 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 137 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.9g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 7 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Stir the chickpea flour and clarified butter together in a saucepan over medium-low heat until the mixture smells toasty, about 10 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
  2. Stir in the sugar, pistachios, and cashews until evenly mixed. Form the mixture into small balls the size of large cherries. Use some pressure when forming the balls so they don't come apart.

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Very easy to make! Great taste! Thanks for the recipe!

Make sure to use the coarser grade of chickpea flour for an authentic texture. Also, I omitted the nuts due to allergies, and added 1 TBSP ground cardamom for flavor.

The key to making this is patience, and a little extra flour. Make sure that the mixture is close to room temperature before rolling, flour your hands, and allow to set. If the balls lose form ...

This is delicious! Not quite the ball shaped because I didn't read the helpful hints beforehand, however, I am super excited about the taste and the experience!

Really simple recipe with great results. I modified it a bit though, for my own tastes. Instead of cashews and pistachios, I used walnuts and pistachios - and even added about 2 teaspoons of pow...

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