Besan Ladoo Recipe - Chana Dal Ladoo

Besan Ladoo Recipe is a Chana Dal Ladoo which is a all time favorite festival sweet made with gram flour. It is delicious and can be stored in an air tight contianer for days.

Archana Doshi
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Besan Ladoo Recipe is made with gram flour. It is an all time favorite festival sweet and can also be made from freshly roasted channa dal. The typical aroma and consistency of the besan is achieved by gently roasting it in fresh homemade ghee which gives it the ladoo a special flavor and richness.

The Besan Ladoo recipe uses channa dal, but besan (gram flour) can also be used, by simply following the same procedure and replacing the flour with besan.

Serve the Besan Ladoo Recipe after your everyday meal of Palak Dal, Bharwa Bhindi and Tawa Paratha with your family.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Ladoo recipes that you can make for festivals and other occasions:

  1. Green Tea Coconut Ladoos
  2. Kaju Badam Ladoos 
  3. Besan Oats Ladoos

Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

50 M


15 ladoos Servings


  • 1 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 3/4 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 tablespoon Pistachios , chopped for garnish

How to make Besan Ladoo Recipe - Chana Dal Ladoo

  1. To begin making the Besan Ladoo Recipe (Chana Dal Ladoo), in a heavy bottomed pan or kadai; roast the chana dal on low heat until it releases the roasted aroma and slightly changes its color.  

  2. Once the chana dal is roasted, allow it to cool. (If using besan, then roast the besan in ghee on low heat till you get a roasted aroma)

  3. In a food processor blend all the ingredients including the roasted channa dal, caster sugar, cardamom powder except the ghee and pistachios, into a fine powder. (if besan you don't need to grind it in the processor)

  4. Transfer the ground channa dal into a large mixing bowl. Add in the ghee and knead using your fingers until the dough comes together to form a smooth dough. The heat in your hands will help all the ingredients get together.

  5. Once it comes into a smooth dough, roll them into lemon size balls and garnish them with pistachios.

  6. The Besan Ladoo (Channa Dal Ladoo) can be stored in an airtight containers for a few days and longer in the refrigerator.

  7. Serve the Besan Ladoo Recipe after your everyday meal of Palak DalBharwa Bhindi and Tawa Paratha with your family.