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Vegan Besan Laddoo

Vegan Besan Laddoo

Besan Laddoo is a sweet Indian dessert (in the shape of a sphere) made with gram flour (besan). Super popular during festive seasons like Dusshera and Diwali.

The flour is roasted in oil which gives a coarse/sandy texture to the laddoos. It’s straight-forward to prepare, and requires only 7 simple ingredients.

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Vegan Besan Laddoo
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Vegan Besan Laddoo

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

Recipe Video


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (preferably deodorized, or refined)
  • 2 cups besan (gram flour)
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 whole cashews (finely chopped)
  • 12 whole almonds (finely chopped)


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