I of course,never even tried to recreate it myself.One-the effort involved,the besan needed to be roasted on low flame under constant supervision,two-my hubby doesn’t fancy sweets much so I’ll end up finishing the whole batch and three-the most important-fear of failure.But I saw many recipes doing the rounds of blogosphere where these laddoos could be made in Microwave.Wait a minute-did you say Microwave..??:)
I tried it out and needless to say it came out excellent.Ok,let me be honest here-it can’t be compared to its original version but it is a great alternative for lazy bums like me:).Pardon the not-so-round shape,it'll take me eons to make perfect round laddoos;)
Microwave Besan Laddoo
Recipe adapted from Tarla Dalal's Book-Indian Microwave Cooking
Ghee – ½ cup
Powdered sugar – ¾ cup
Cardamom/Elaichi powder – ½ teaspoon
Nuts roasted in ghee – a handful
In a microwave safe bowl,add besan and ghee and mix well.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes,stirring after every 1 minute.
Mix well and microwave again for 2 minutes in 30 second intervals.
Remove and let the mixture cool completely.
Add the cardamom powder and sugar and mix well.
Add the roasted nuts and divide into 8 equal portions.
Grease your palm and shape into laddoos.