Looking for quick, easy and healthy sweet treat recipe? Then, try my besan oats ladoo. These ladoos are aromatic, festive, melt-in-mouth, gluten-free and absolutely delicious. Besan (gram flour), oats powder, cardamom, ghee and sugar are the main ingredients in making these ladoos (laddu).
About This Recipe
Besan Ladoo aka Besan ke laddu is super easy to make best North Indian festive sweet recipe. Adding oats powder is my twist to make these laddus healthy. And also it is just my way of incorporating oats in lil’M’s meal plan.
Traditionally these ladoos are made with besan only, which is gram flour. Adding oats powder is purely optional. There are many different ways of making these laddus. The recipe I am going to share with you today is very simple and easy. My lil one fondly calls these as Chota Bheem Ladoos.
Besan Oats Ladoo
There are many different ways of making these ladoos. The recipe I am sharing with you today is simple and easy. The whole taste of besan ladoo depends on roasting of besan (gram flour). Be patient and slow roast besan till nutty aroma starts in it.
Continuously stir besan. Otherwise, it will stick to the sides or bottom and the color of besan will turn brown. If the besan turns brown, then it will ruin the taste of ladoos.
If using oats powder, then dry roast oats for 2-3 minutes and leave them to cool completely. Upon cooling, grind and make a very fine powder.
You can even use finely chopped or coarse ground dry fruits like cashews, almonds, walnuts etc.
Oats Besan Ladoo Ingredients
Besan | Gram Flour | Chickpea Flour | Bengal Gram Flour – Is a pulse flour coming from chana dal or brown or kala chana (chickpea). Besan is Hindi word for gram flour. We use besan in making many sweet and savory recipes. Upon slow roasting, besan will release nutty aroma, that which makes the house smell awesome.
Oats – Apart from adding health benefits, oats powder will help in binding the ladoos and I feel it is a easy way to include oats in kid friendly recipes.
Sugar – I prefer using super fine sugar. If fine sugar is not available, then you can grind sugar and add it. You can even add powdered jaggery or light brown sugar powder.
Ghee – Use good quality pure desi ghee. Ghee helps in binding, adds aroma and unique taste to ladoos.
Cardamom Powder – Adds delicate taste, heavenly aroma and wonderful flavour.
Tips For Making Besan Oats Ladoo
Always use fresh store bought or milled besan (gram flour). Besan will turn bitter, if stored for long. Taste besan before using it.
I always transfer besan to a clean and dry air-tight moisture free jar and place it in the fridge. Doing this will increase the shelf life of besan and also keeps the besan fresh.
Try using super fine besan for making soft and melt in mouth ladoos. If you want coarse texture, then use coarse besan flour.
If besan ladoos are soft, they get to stick on the tongue and teeth. So adding oats powder will help in giving perfect texture to ladoos.
Roasting plays a very important role in making these besan ke ladoo. Slow roasting is the key to make besan ladoos tasty.
Add fine cardamom powder. Add cardamom pods to spice mixer jar and to it add 3-4 tbsp of sugar. Grind until fine powder.
- 1 cup Besan | Chickpea flour | Senaga Pindi
- ½ cup Oats
- ¾ cup powdered Sugar
- ¼ tbsp. Cardamom powder
- ¼ cup Ghee
- 1-2 tbsp. Pistachio, coarsely powdered
Hoe To Make Oats Besan Ladoo
Step 1: Roasting
- On a medium flame, in a heavy bottom pan, dry roast oats for 2-3 minutes by tossing gently.
- Collect on a plate and leave it to cool. Once cool make a fine powder of it. Set aside.
- Now in the same pan add besan and on medium flame dry roast by continuously stirring until raw smell of besan disappears.
- Upon roasting for 10-12 minutes, the color of besan starts to change and nice roasted aroma of besan starts.
- At this point turn off the flame and add powdered sugar and cardamom powder. Mix gently using a wooden spoon and set aside.
Step 2: Shaping
- To this add spoon by spoon melted hot ghee and gently fold in the mixture of roasted besan, roasted oats powder, powdered sugar and cardamom powder.
- When the mixture is slightly cool to handle, then grease your hands with ghee and shape them into desired sized ladoos.
- Sprinkle coarsely powdered pistachio or any nut of your choice and serve.
- Add love to make these oats besan ladoo taste 'Yummy'.
Dry roasting besan is critical and important step in this recipe. At one point besan will start burning from bottom and sides, so be careful. Continuously and gently stir besan up and down. Nicely roasted besan gives good nice color and aroma to the ladoo’s.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.