Besan Laddu | Kadala Maavu Laddu


Unlocking The Delight Of Besan Laddu

Indulge in the rich tapestry of Indian sweets with Besan Laddu, a tantalizing treat that transcends generations. Crafted from the finest gram flour and embraced for its heavenly taste, Besan Laddu is not just a dessert, it’s a celebration of tradition, culture, and culinary finesse.

Why Besan Laddu?

Besan Laddu stands out as a beacon of Indian sweet craftsmanship. Beyond its delectable taste, it carries the legacy of centuries, symbolizing festivity and joy. Whether savored during festivals, weddings or as a sweet escape after a hearty meal, the Kadala Maavu Laddu weaves memories that linger.

The Craftsmanship

Crafting the perfect Besan Laddu is an art form. It involves the meticulous frying of gram flour boondhis infused with the aroma of ghee and harmonizing the sweetness to perfection. The result? A golden orb that crumbles with a symphony of flavors, leaving an indelible mark on your taste buds.

Health Benefits

The sweet dish isn’t just a treat for the taste buds, it’s a nutritional powerhouse. Gram flour, the star ingredient, is rich in protein, fiber, and essential nutrients. Indulging in Besan Laddu is not merely a guilty pleasure, it’s a wholesome experience that aligns with a balanced lifestyle.

Varieties and Innovations

While the traditional Laddu reigns supreme, the world of culinary innovation has birthed a myriad of variations. From the fusion of nuts to the infusion of aromatic spices, each bite tells a unique story. Besan Laddu, in its evolving forms, embraces modernity without compromising its classic charm.

Savoring the Moment

Picture a plate adorned with Besan Laddus, their golden glow beckoning. As you take the first bite, the luscious texture and harmonious blend of flavors unfold. It’s not just a sweet, it’s an experience that captures the essence of Indian culinary finesse.

Sharing the Sweetness

Besan Laddu isn’t just a dessert, it’s a gesture of love and sharing. Gift a box of these golden delights, and you’re not just offering a sweet treat but a piece of culture and tradition wrapped in sweetness.


In the realm of Indian sweets, Besan Laddu stands tall, a testament to the artistry of Indian culinary heritage. Its golden hue, intricate flavors, and cultural significance makes it more than just a dessert, it’s a journey, a celebration, and a symphony of taste that resonates through time. Indulge in the magic of Besan Laddu and let its sweetness weave stories that linger in your heart.

Kerala Laddu

Besan Laddu | Kadala Maavu Laddu

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
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 Maavu Laddu 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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