Navratri Recipe: Besan ke Ladoo

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Navratri Recipe: Besan ke Ladoo

By IFB | October 17, 2020

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Navratri, meaning ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit, is one of the most beautiful amongst Indian festivals, celebrating the power of womanhood. Food is an integral aspect of this festival, and special offerings or bhog are made to the goddess to invoke her blessings. What’s more, a particular ingredient must be used each day. Sounds complicated? Don’t worry; we’re here to make your puja perfect. Just follow us to know the special ingredient of the day and the bhog you can create with it.

Day one is dedicated to Maa Shailputri, the daughter of the Himalayas. Pure, fragrant ghee must be used to propitiate her. Follow this simple recipe for a traditional and tasty mithai or sweet: besan ke ladoo. Place it at her feet, and you shall be blessed with a healthy, disease-free life.

Preparation time: 20 min                     

Baking time: 20 min

Servings: 12 pcs approx


  • 1 cup besan, sifted
  • ¼ cup ghee, unmelted
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tsp chopped nuts like almonds, cashews (optional)


1.In a microwave-safe glass bowl, add sieved besan and dry roast it at 100% micropower for 10 mins. Stir the flour every 1 min; once done, the flour should turn golden nutty in colour.

2.Add ghee and mix well till it turns grainy. Heat this mixture at 80% micropower for 10 min, stirring every 1 min. Let the mixture become sandy in texture.

3.Add sugar, cardamom powder and chopped nuts. Mix well.

4.Take decent portions of the ladoo mixture and roll them into balls. Stud and garnish with desired nuts.

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