Besan Laddu | Kadala Podi Ladoo

Kerala Laddu

Besan Laddu | Kadala Podi Ladoo

Besan Laddu is a traditional favorite enjoyed by young and old alike, very popular during festive seasons and special occasions. Kadala Podi Ladoo prepared from besan batter is a perfect sweet very tempting and delicious. The dish is unique and special with sugar coated boondis shaped into colorful laddus. This is one of the easiest of sweets that can be very easily prepared at home. You can explore a well detailed Besan Laddu here.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people



  • For preparing Besan Laddu, take a wide mouth mixing bowl.
  • Mix together gram flour or besan, rice flour, a pinch of salt and ghee with required amount of water and make a thick liquid to the consistency of dosa batter.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Holding the boondhi plate (a plate with lot of holes) above the oil, spread the batter, so that very small boondhi pieces are dropped into the oil.
  • Stir the boondhis, until fully cooked. Drain off the boondhis to remove the excess oil.
  • Make sugar syrup by boiling sugar and water in the ratio 1:1, for about 5 minutes.
  • Add a pinch of kesari powder to this syrup.
  • Drop the boondis into the sugar syrup and mix well.
  • Roast cashewnuts and raisins in ghee and add it to the mix.
  • Add cardamoms and cubed sugar and mix well.
  • Allow the mixture to cool to a temperature, which your hand can withstand.
  • Make into even balls by pressing lightly with hand.
  • Spread and allow Kadala Podi Ladoo to cool.
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Response (11)
  1. c
    chinnu June 1, 2005

    its taste wonderfull.

  2. V
    Vidhu April 25, 2004

    My son likes laddu very much. Thanks, now I prepared it myself for him & he enjoyed my laddu very much.

  3. S
    Shabna Shihab July 18, 2004

    Its ver nice….thanx,Anne.

  4. J
    Josephine April 25, 2004

    Anne…Actually i was looking for this recipe….Thanx a lot…for letting this to us…Really it came well and tasted too good…once again thank you for the wonderful deed…

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