Vegan Besan Laddoo

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Vegan Besan Laddoo

Vegan Besan Laddoo

Hi friends! Diwali/Tihar is right around the corner and I have this special Indian recipe to share with you all.

Besan Laddoo is a sweet Indian dessert made with gram flour (besan). It has this coarse ‘grainy’ texture and is INCREDIBLY delicious.

Besan is oil-roasted in low heat for 18-22 minutes, or until it’s paste-like. It is then cooled down a bit, mixed with sugar + aromatics, and then shaped into a ball (laddoo).

This dessert is traditionally roasted with ghee but I used refined coconut oil. If you don’t mind the coconutty smell/flavor, you can use normal coconut oil too. I also added a pinch of turmeric to give it a yellow hue.

If you’ve never had Besan Laddoo, I recommend you try it. Pretty easy to prepare and makes a great treat for family gatherings.

Let’s go!



Vegan Besan Laddoo
5 from 4 votes

Vegan Besan Laddoo

Easy vegan besan laddoo recipe
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Course -Dessert
Cuisine -Indian
Keyword -laddoo
Prep Time -5 minutes
Cook Time -30 minutes
Total Time -35 minutes
Servings -14 laddoos
Calories -627kcal

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  • Set a non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add oil. 
  • Once it’s warm, add besan. Stirring continuously*, cook for 18-20 minutes, or until the mixture turns paste-like and appear a bit oily. *NOTE: Unattained besan burns quickly, so it's important to stir them continuously.
  • Turn off the heat. Add turmeric powder, and give it a good mix. 
  • Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl. Allow it to cool down for 8-10 minutes (but make sure they're still warm enough to work with).
  • *After 8-10 minutes* Add all the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl : cardamom powder + cashews + almonds + sugar.
  • Mix well using your hands. Make sure the cardamom is well-incorporated into the mixture.
  • As you mix, the mixture will slowly turn crumbly and sticky. Once you achieve this texture, scoop around 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll it into a sphere (see video for reference). Repeat the same for the remaining mixture.
  • Besan laddoo is ready. Let it cool further for about half an hour (or you can simply freeze them). You can store the laddoos in an air-tight container or about 5-6 days. 


Calories: 627 kcal | Carbohydrates: 67 g | Protein: 15 g | Fat: 35 g | Saturated Fat: 24 g | Sodium: 40 mg | Potassium: 558 mg | Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 36 g | Vitamin A: 25 IU | Calcium: 35 mg | Iron: 3 mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This is super easy to make and is going to be a perfect surprise for my vegan friend! Thank you. I substituted coconut oil for olive oil and worked great! ???? Love this recipe and will be using it again! ♥️

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