Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Microwave Besan Ladoo

When Srivalli announced the 'Microwave Easy Cooking' Event, I was thrilled, not because I had a hoard of microwave recipes but just because this would give me a chance to try microwave cooking. Till date, I have mostly used my microwave to reheat food, occasionally, to cook potatoes, and then at times to defrost things and soften butter & ice cream. Somehow, the idea of cooking rice in a microwave never really appealed to me and I just love rice made in the pressure cooker, so that was out of question. I did hear a lot of people raving about how the 'Microwave' makes things so easy, but I still had my reservations. I was really looking forward to send in an entry for this month's MEC--Sweets, but I got busy and before I knew, it was the 25th, the last day for the event :( But then, dear Srivalli extended this date and so without wasting any more time, I got busy with my entry--- Microwave Besan Ladoo.

This is my absolutely favorite type of ladoo and I had heard a lot of friends say that these come out excellent in the microwave. So this was the obvious choice for me. I must confess that making Besan ladoo in the microwave was really easy and quick, plus I did not have to keep stirring vigorously, till my arm started paining. Thanks Srivalli for this event!

Ingredients: (makes about 6-7 ladoos)
1 cup Besan (Chickpea flour)
6-7 tbsp Tup (Ghee) (or as required)
3/4 cup Sugar (Powdered or the regular fine variety that is found in the US)
Cardamom powder (2-3 pods)
A handful of raisins
Microwave safe bowl

Method:
Mix the besan and tup (ghee) in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 5 minutes (time may vary slightly for different microwave ovens). Stir after a minute and continue heating. Keep checking and stirring after a minute. At the end of 5 minutes, the mixture will be a nice reddish brown and will have a nice aroma to it.The mixture should not look too dry, otherwise the ladoos will not hold up their shape. Let it cool completely.


Once cooled, add the sugar, cardamom powder and raisins. Mix well and then make small round ladoos out of it. If you realize that the ghee is not sufficient once you start making the ladoos, just heat some ghee and add to the mixture. Enjoy!

89 comments:

Ashwini said...

Tee this Diwali is going to be so much easier ;-)
Tell me do they taste like aaichya kiva ajichya haatche ladoo? Or different? I love ladoos which have that slight crumbly texture to them and the photo looks just that...will try this out

Arts said...

Wow.. They look sooo good.. Me too tried Rawa Ladoos in microwave yesterday... That too only coz the deadline was extended :D They turned out really good.. will post it soon for MEC..

Tee said...

Ashwini, to imitate 'aaichya kiva ajichya haatchya ladoo chi chav' is difficult, but these do come very close:)Do try this out...you will not be disappointed.

Nupur said...

Fianlly! A recipe for besan ladoo that looks do-able and utterly delicious.

Manasi said...

Aha!! Super!!
Agdi Aai cha hath che!!!

Vani said...

Tee!
I love besanache ladoo too..!
Rakhi poornime sathi god ka..?:)

look delicious..will try this recipe sometime soon..:)

Asha said...

Ooh! You made Besan Laddoo inthe MW! That is great. I will try too.Looks yum! If it's too dry ,you can add a tsp milk in the dough and make Laddoos:)

evolvingtastes said...

Tee, I am with you on using the microwave for defrosting or reheating or occasionally heating some milk. Those laadoos however look just perfectly scrumptious! Lovely shape and color too.

Richa said...

ladoos look amaaaaaaaaaazing:) pharach jabardast distat, laukarach try karayla havet! tu dileli measurements me totally follow karnar ahey, to pareyant ithey baghun khush raheen he!he!
btw, mazha pan m/w re-heating ani batata boiling pareyant seemit ahey :)

Richa said...

btw tu regular besan vaparlas ki ladu besan?

Roopa(KitchenAromas) said...

Great looking ladoos! Thanks for the neat idea. I am looking forward to the round up of this event as well! :)

bee said...

omg, those are perfect, and so easy. if i make them, will you buy me new pants? mine are getting ighter by the day.

Madhu said...

hi Tee,
besan ladoo looks so round and lovely and easy breezy too.....

Latha Narasimhan said...

Wow! so yummy! Nice enrty for the event Tee! Good try for using MW for this ladoos!

Pragyan said...

Hope you are not joking! This is so cool..besan laddoo in microwave..will give this a shot soon..Hat off to you.

Tee said...

arts,
thanks! looking forward to your rawa ladoos :)

nupur,
Thanks!

manasi,
dhanyawad!aaichya haatch te aaichyach haathche...no body can beat that ;)

Thanks Vani! Not really for rakhi poornima, specially for Srivalli's event ;)but i can have one today :)

Asha,
thanks! adding milk is a neat idea...will cut down on the quantity of ghee too ;)

evolving tastes,
Thanks!

Richa,
mi regular besan vaparle, pan hya veles milalele besan regualr asunahi thode coarse hote...so worked out perfectly. But normally, i use regualar besan and they are equally good.:)

Thanks Roopa!

Bee, Thanks! Don't worry, we will both ask Srivalli to get us new pants, after all, this is for her ...mine are getting tighter too ;)

Madhu, thanks!

Tee said...

Thanks Latha!

Thanks Pragyan! No jokes when it comes to besan ladoo...its serious business ;)

Pooja V said...

Hey
Diwalichya faralachya veles he definitely karin. farch sahi aahet. These golden, shiny, sweet globes rock.

Rajitha said...

wow! these look so good...i have to try these out..fantastic...

Namratha said...

Oh yummmy...these look so good, could eat them right away! I had never imaginedmaking besan laddoo would be so easy, thanks for the microwave recipe! :)

TBC said...

Wow! that has got to be the simplest laddoo ever! I will make it one of these days & let u know how it turns out :-)
Like you, I too have been using the MW for thawing/defrosting, steaming veggies, heating etc. I use it for cooking rice too (unlike you).I have not used it before for something like this.

Neelam said...

Wow tee, the besan laddoos look yumm! Nver attempted mking ladoos myself but your recipe looks so simple. Thanks.

Laavanya said...

Lovely laddoos Tee - so easy and perfect.

Taste of Mysore said...

tee,
As a child my fav sweet would be Mysore pak and besan laddu. Mom used to make them in turns. Loved this recipe too and doing it in a Microwave....mmmmmwill try this for sure!

Srivalli said...

Great Tee...so glad you could make it....

And also glad that this is going to make your pant size increase...mail me your address Bee & Tee, will send you the new pants!

sra said...

Tee, I rarely make sweets and never the heavy duty kinds. But these microwave recipes are tempting me - yours look perfect!

Suganya said...

Pretty ones Tee. I will even add cashews to this.

bhags said...

these look so awesome...and so easy to make as well....

Meeta said...

Tee you are a genius! I could never have imagined ladoos being made in the microwave.

lakshmi said...

Soooooooooopar I say!!

Laddoos look so perfectly round - I love it when people pay attention to detail like this in food

PS: "Super" in Madrasi style is like an a one big big compliment :D

Lakshmi
http://theyumblog.wordpress.com

archana said...

Ladoos have got the right golden brown colour. Tee I love microwave now. Me nakki hey ladoo micro madhye karin :)

Padma said...

Wow...mala te pahije, ga! I love besan ladoos and your are perfectly browned and looks so smooth that it will melt right way in my mouth...nice and easy recipe Tee! great photos and entry for m/w cooking

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Tee.....
U make such a great ladoo in microwave...Lovely....

Laavanya said...

Lovely looking laddoos Tee and oh so easy too.

Mansi Desai said...

omg!! my mom used to make these very well, we add a little rawa laso to this, but i didn' know u could make it in microwave!!

thanks for sharing this valuable info!!

Shankari said...

awesome recipe. I am too lazy to be stirring the besan for a long time, so this recipe will work great for me, thank you

Sia said...

wow... i will show this to my hubby who loves sweets. good for him, he dont have to struggle in fromt of gas stove to make these laddus:)

Vcuisine said...

They are yummy Tee. Very tempting. Viji

Mishmash ! said...

Tee...thanks for leaving the trail on my page else I would have missed this easier version of making besan ladoo which is one of fav's...will be surely trying...guess I will wait till the Diwali :)

Shn

Kamini said...

What an easy sounding recipe... I have been dying to make besan laddoos.. this should speed up the process of my making them..

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

hi there,
saw this post from the MW Cooking Event..trust me, this seems to be the most easiest ladoo recipie on earth..many thanks for posting

Rahin said...

Hey Tee, Thanks for simplifying, no more of roasting n roasting n roasting on stove top :)) nice pics too

SeeC said...

You made is so simple.
Perfect shape Tee

Nupur said...

Made your ladoos last weekend and they were *delicious*! Thank you so much for the recipe :)

Tee said...

Thanks for the feedback, Nupur! I am glad they turned out good :)

Mocha said...

Thanks . The laddoo turned out to be great and best thing was I wasnt in kitchen slaving. You made my life easy

Anitha said...

Wow! That sounds so easy to make. The ladoos look so delicious.

Thanks for sharing the recipe

devika said...

Hi ,
I just tried out your receipe for besan ladoo... It was great.
I made the ladoos with the ladoo besan.... they were sooo good...
Thanks a lot...
You made my diwali ....
any other simple receipies ???
I hope u have a great diwali.

VB said...

I tried this one and it turned out very "kadwa" (bitter) . Any ideas why that should be?

Ginny said...

VB, did you forget to add sugar?

Manjiri said...

Happy diwali!!!
he ladu majhya ghari saglyanna khup awadle.thanks a million for this easy recipe.best recipe for diwali.

Tee said...

hey VB,
thanks for trying the recipe...i am so sorry that they turned out bitter. Maybe the besan got roasted too much and in turn was tasting bitter.

Pooja said...

Hey I tried and it came out petty well. I am nota person who can cook anything sweet but this is terrific.. am so proud of myself and more thankful to you for adding this recipe

Pragyan said...

Hi Tee, Finally got to make it. Tastes great. Thanks for sharing.

Pratima Argade said...

Just now i finished eating these ladu. Its good in taste and fine, but the main thing i like with this is no oily pan, no utensile washing.....I like cooking but i don't like washing vessels after cooking. When i use to do ladu with old method, even for 10 ladus i need to wash lots many utensiles. You need to change the title from "Microwave Basen Ladoo" to "Hassle Free Besan Ladoo" :)

Check this when you will be free: Know ThySelf. Let me know your feedback also. I know i can't write good as you are. By the way nice description about Bhatukali.

Mishmash ! said...

Finally I got around to making this...i think it was Manasi's latest post that reminded of this recipe and we loved it :)Thank you tee for sharing such a simple method:)

Shn

Bharti said...

How easy! It's a must try...just can't go wrong with this. Thanks for posting. I've bookmarked it.

Maria said...

Hi

I was searching for besan ladoo recipe and landed here and am glad that I landed at the right place :)

I made the ladoo & it was so easy to make & tasted too good!!

Thanks for the recipe

Maria

weecheeky said...

Hi
Majhya eka maitrinine hi link mala pathavali. Very nice. ya weekendla mi nakkich banavnar! thanks a lot!

I luv Butter Chicken said...

I found this recipe last night, and I just had to make the laddoos this morning itself. I did, and the result was very very good :-) but don't ask me about the shape of the laddoos though ;-)

Thanks.

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Anindita said...

This was so good! Made it last night...except 3/4th cup sugar seemed a little too much..any clue how I can reduce the sweetness now? I still havenot made the laddoo into rounds..they look like halwa...Thanks!

Purnima said...

Tee, tks a ton..made these as per your directions..came out super tasty without all that stove-top-stirring! Tks for sharing , its a keeper!

Uj said...

Hi Tee..Made this using your recipe..Came out perfect.. It was my first attempt at making Besan laddoo's. Thanks a lot for an easy breezy recipe. I could not roll into ball so added a little bit of milk and problem solved. :)

Chintan said...

Wow, this turned out to be amazing!!!! My hubby loves besan laddoo especially aayichya haatche & I could never get them right....I had tried the microwave type too but didnt turn out right....the main mistake was to add sugar to the mixture while heating. With your recipe I made the perfect ladoos, so perfect that my hubby asked if his mom sent it!!! I am thrilled at having made something which I had failed at so many times....Thank you so much.

Tee said...

Thanks Chintan!

Dipali said...

While searching in Swapna's blog i found ur microwae Besan Ladoo recipe. I love besan ladoo, so followed ur intructions n finally get delious ladoos..Thanks for recipe...Actually i m aslo thinging to start a Blog..hw can i meet bolgger friends like u...??Thansk u

Tee said...

Thanks Dipali! Good luck with your blog...I am sure you will soon make lot of new friends here.

Rumela said...

I like this Besan Ladoo. these Ladoo are sure to taste great.The Photos are amazing... I am already feeling hungry. I am going to make a batch for the holidays when my kids will be at home.its like as Delhi ka Ladoo.....

Thanks

Rumela
my site

Raingirl said...

Just tried making them. They are splendid. A life-saver recipe, when short on time. Thank you. :)

Sujata said...

Amazing recipe... tried it and came out really well... hopefully majhya nauryala sudha avadtil. Thanks much for this quick recipe :)

Lebouffe said...

Tried it out.. quite good.. here's the link: http://le-bouffe.blogspot.com/2009/08/oats-ladoos-and-besan-ladoos.html
Thanks,
-Naina

Medha said...

Thanks a ton, Bhaatukli. My ladoos turned out perfect. Agdee mast!!!
Thanks again.

Neetu said...

after adding sugar and binding them i felt like the besan needed to be roasted/cooked more ..any idea how i can do that ?

ELECTRONICS4U said...

Hi i am Shahid from banglore, i was just searching for besan ladoo recipe n i landed here to learn about microwave method looks great. I like besan ladoos very much n my mom makes them occasionaly but doesnt come out so good, she adds sugar flour while still cooking does it make any difference? n one more thing that sugar flour must be very fine or little crispy? Plz reply:-)

Maya said...

Hey Tee, I tried this recipe today and it worked great for me, thanks so much! Have a great Diwali.

Tee said...

Neetu,

this time when i made the ladoos, the sam ething happend with me. I realized that it needed to be roasted just a little more. So i popped it back into the microwave for a few seconds and roasted it again. I would not recoomend roasting for a long time, as there are chnaces of the besan turning bitter, but a few seconds/minutes would not hurt. Make sure there are no raisins in it though, as they will become chewy and bitter. Sorry for the late reply. Hope this helps next time.

Tee said...

Shahid,

I am not sure how the ladoos turn out when the sugar is added while the besan is being roasted. never did that. Traditionally though, we have been adding sugar after the besan has been roasted.

The sugar flour should be a fine powder. That way it will blend into the ladoos well. It does not matter if it is a little granular, but you will keep feeling the crunchiness which is not really the traditional way of how it should be.

Thanks for stopping by.

shahid said...

Ok thanks for the reply TEE... sorry i dont know ur name

Vinaya said...

Hi Tee,

I tried this recipe out for Diwali and the ladoos came out FABULOUS....thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I have posted a link to your post on my blog.

Cheers!

Keerthi said...

hi

Thanks for posting the microwave Besan ladoo. i tried it today it came out just great. its my husbands favorite ladoo and MIL family is very good in making it.

Sheetal said...

Hi! I made your laddoos today but doubled the recipe and also the time to cook. However, my laddoos look very pale. Do you think the besan might be raw? Is it still ok to eat them? Is there anything I can do?

TBC said...

I made your besan ladoos today- they were fantastic! Thank you so much for the recipe!
BTW, don't see you blogging lately- hope you're doing fine. :)

asha said...

It was fantastic that I can also make besan ladoo this diwali easily after reading your recipe. My younger daughter likes it so surely iam going to try it. Photo tempts to do...

asha said...

Fantastic, Its really great I can also make besan ladoo easily in microwave oven, My younger daughter likes besan ladoo very much. Iam going to surprise her this diwali. Thanks, Let me try it out....

asha said...

Woh! Its really great that we can make besan ladoo easily in microwave oven. My younger daughter likes besan ladoo so... much. So i will surprise her this diwali by preparing besan ladoo.Thanks...

Amruta said...

Hi Tee!!

I was lucky enough to stumble upon your blog while looking up microwave besan ladoos over the web! I had decided to make besan ladoos in the microwave for this Diwali, but had no clue how to go about it...and you blog helped me just in time! Wow. Thank you so very much :o) They turned out very well...
Being a total newbie at making sweets, I did end up pouring slightly more ghee than was required, but then did some repair-work by adjusting the quantity of ghee in the second set of besan that I microwaved (I split the besan by microwaving 2 cups in the first round and then another 2 cups in the second) -- Made around 27 ladoos with those 4 cups of besan :)

So, once again, a BIG Thank You for inspiring me with this beautiful blog you have.


Warm regards,
Amruta
PS: I saw you have no posts in 2011... Please don't stop adding recipes.. Please please please!!!

kani said...

1 cup besan and sugar is how much grams? I planning to do this and I don't want it to go out of proportion.

Tee said...

Kani,

From what i found on the internet,
1 cup = about 200 gms of granulated sugar.

I hope this recipe works for you.

Thanks for stopping by.