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Ragi Besan Ladoo ~ Finger Millet and fried gram flour ladoo

The 2nd week of blogging Marathon is here, and am excited to present this week under the theme- “Cooking with 5 ingredients or less” . For more details on how you can join BM and what my other friends are dishing out, clickhere. I must say BM is an addiction worth having 🙂 In the first of this new series, I present one lovely blog post adapted from Suma that I had been meaning to make for sooooo long, and finally it is here – Ragi Besan Ladoo.


Although theoriginal recipedidn’t contain either besan or ghee, I added these two, while halving the quantity as Ladoos and me are mutually exclusive – my efforts to shape them are directly proportional to the rate at which they disintegrate. So, had to use a healthy binding agent, although the quantity of ghee varies according to taste and your waist line 😀

This recipe also goes to :Iftar Nights,Food Palette – Black along with Priya’sTuesday bookmarked events and my event –Fasting foods (Vrat ka Khaana) and also Flavours of the South

Prep time : 20 mins. Making time : 20- 30 mins (depends on how many re-tries it takes to form the perfect ladoo, for amateur Ladoo makers like me). Makes : 8 – 10 ladoos


  • Ragi flour / finger millet flour – 3/4 cup
  • Besan / fried gram flour – 1/4 cup
  • Melted ghee – 1/2 cup (a tsp more or less)
  • Mixed dry fruits (cashew / raisins) + pista flakes (for garnish)
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup (adjust according to taste)


1) In a dry pan, fry both the flours separately till a warm aroma wafts out. Cool.

2) In a pan, fry the dry fruits in a tsp of ghee till golden brown.

Pin3) In a large bowl, mix both the flours and add half the ghee till it is crumbly. Let the melted ghee be warm, not hot.

4) Meanwhile, powder the sugar and add to the flours mixture and remainng ghee and mix well.

5) Divide into equal portions (approximately) and form ladoos. Add a tsp of warm milk if you need help to form the ladoos.

6) Refrigerate for a while and then garnish with slivers of pista on top 🙂




  1. Laddos are lovely Kalyani..very well made..

  2. chef and her kitchen

    very nice laddus..hea;thy too

  3. Pranati Nath

    Looks yummy and will try soon during the weekend. Superb one…….

  4. vaishali sabnani

    Kalyani,these look awsum…how about sending a courier with these ladoos?…ehe …e…

  5. Loved the addition of besan. Delicious ladoos.

  6. Wow thats a cute and healthy ladoos,luks so tempting…

  7. Perfectly shaped Kalyani.

  8. What a great recipe choice for the theme 5 ingredients or less.

  9. Super ladoos!!looks delicious.

  10. Indian Khana

    That's wonderful combo and looks so yum

  11. Healthy combo.. love your laddos.. nice clicks..

  12. laddus look grt…nice idea..
    thanks for sharing this healthy one….

  13. awesome laddus!

  14. Lifewithspices

    Healthy yummy ladoos..

  15. These ladoos look really tasty and delicious. healthy too.

  16. KrithisKitchen

    Super healthy laddus.. love all the pictures!!

  17. These look absolutely yummy

  18. wow, great idea to mix flours 🙂

  19. Priya dharshini

    Laddoos luks super cute and healthy too..Happy to join u in blogging marathon…

  20. good and yummy treat!…wonderful clicks!

  21. very nice ladoos…

  22. Suma Gandlur

    I think now I need to try your version. 🙂

  23. Archana Vivek

    nice ladoos. simple and looks yummy

  24. MySpicyKitchen

    Beautiful clicks! Love the color combination you have used for the background

  25. Healthy laddoos with ragi flour–they look yumm..

  26. Cool Lassi(e)

    Besan Ladoo = Perfection itself! I love how it is so perfectly round and so tempting! And healthy!

  27. Torviewtoronto

    thank you for linking this delicious looking ladoo I haven't had with ragi flour looks wonderful

  28. Was searching for this combination ,thanks a lot

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