Microwave Besan Ladoo (5 Ingredients) Makes 18 Ladoos

Microwave Besan Ladoo (4 Ingredients): Hands down the MOST Famous Indian Dessert made every occasion especially festivals. 100% Glutenfree, yields 18 ladoos and can be made vegan.

These Microwave Besan Ladoo are moist, fudgy and tastes absolutely divine.

Learn to quickly dry roast besan in microwave and make this Microwave Besan Ladoo recipe.

Microwave Besan Ladoo recipe

This Microwave Besan Ladoo recipe is kind of emotional for me as this was the reason behind the conception of ‘Easy Cooking with Molly’.

It’s my most requested recipe by friends/family and that’s why I started this blog (a place to share a recipe with everyone).

Microwave Besan Ladoo also known as Indian Chickpea Fudge, was the very first recipe (3yrs back).

Yes, I do have the 3yr old picture below (taken right under the yellow microwave light) ;).

We have made these quick besan ladoo’s countless times and everytime I thought, I would re-click some new pictures for you’ll

(as they seriously don’t look that deep yellow – seriously those were the initial days of taking food pictures).

how to make Microwave Besan Ladoo


Now, Besan Ladoo is a very easy recipe and made in almost every Indian household on festive occasions or celebrations.

What You Need to Make Besan Ladoo 

Besan (Chickpea Flour/Gram Flour)



Elaichi (Green Cardamom)

The process is easy with one catch and that is you need to roast the besan/chickpea flour really well (till it looks slightly brown and releases a sweet nutty fragrance). 

That is quite a tedious process as it needs to be done over low heat to prevent flour from burning (Think 30-45 minutes just roasting the flour).

So exit cooking over heat and enter microwave :).

And Why Not !!! If it gives me the same taste and reduces the time I spend making the recipe into half, I’m all up for it.process to make microwave ladoo

After the Microwave version of Ladoo’s, its become a constant feature at our home and many of our friends place.

They are that easy-peasy that even MoM have started making it (which is HUGE for me as she used to make them overheat spending atleast 1-2 hrs).

You know when Mom starts making your recipe that’s when it’s become foolproof !!!

If you’re Vegan and want to make them, you may use ‘Almond Butter‘ or any vegan ghee replacement (which is not over-powering to taste).

For my Glutenfree friends, it’s a treat as they are 100% glutenfree.

You can make about 25 medium or 18 large ladoo’s and just keep them in the fridge for upto 2 weeks.

microwave besan ladoo in a large plate

Here’s how the flour looks while being roasted for the process and to make a smooth ladoo.

You need to strain the roasted flour to break any clumps that might have formed while roasting it with ghee.

Just strain the roasted flour, add rest of the ingredients and form ladoo’s while the flour is still warm to touch.

It’s a fun activity for kids too as they love making round balls out of it and it always looks extra cute when they make anything for you πŸ™‚quick besan ladoo recipe made in microwave using 4 ingredients

So, this festive season or any reason, try these Microwave Besan Ladoo and surprise your loved ones.


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Microwave Besan Ladoo Recipe with 4 Ingredients.


Yield: 18 Ladoos

Microwave Besan Ladoo (5 Ingredients)

Microwave Besan Ladoo (5 Ingredients)
Microwave Besan Ladoo (5 Ingredients) MOST Famous #Indiandessert made in every occasion. Makes 18 moist, fudgy and absolutely tasty ladoos.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  • 2 Cup Besan (Chickpea Flour)
  • 1/2 Cup Fine Sugar
  • 8 Tbsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • 4 Tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 Tsp Cardamom Powder


  • 6 Almonds - made into flour
  • 1 Tbsp Oil – To be used on hands


  1. In a microwavable bowl, add besan along with 3 tbsp of ghee, mix evenly and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir the besan mixture using a spatula and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  3. By now, the mixture would have turned slightly brown or deeper in color and a rich aroma of ghee would be coming out of it.
  4. Add 2 tbsp of ghee to this mixture and mix it with hand (it would feel course in texture).
  5. Now microwave for 2 more minutes.
  6. Add the remaining ghee, cardamom powder, almond flour and mix evenly.
  7. Microwave for 1 minute.
  8. Now the besan mixture will look deeper in color and courser in texture.
  9. Cool this mixture till it’s not very hot to touch.
  10. Add sugar, milk and mix evenly.
  11. Now while the mixture is still warm, put oil in your hand and form small round balls / ladoo. (This needs to be made when the mixture is warm or else the ladoo's will not form).
  12. Serve warm or cold as per taste.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 215 Total Fat 6g Saturated Fat 3g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 13mg Sodium 50mg Carbohydrates 15g Fiber 1g Sugar 12g Protein 3g
 Here’s the pic that was taken 3 yrs back of the fresh Ladoo’s made using this recipe πŸ™‚


35 Replies to "Microwave Besan Ladoo (5 Ingredients) Makes 18 Ladoos"

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    Jan January 30, 2019 (11:34 pm)

    Just made these for my book group (read a book set in India this month) and they turned out so great!! Fabulous easy recipe!! Thanks Molly!!!

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      Molly Kumar January 31, 2019 (11:23 pm)

      Hi Jan, that sounds amazing and so glad you liked them. Thanks, Molly

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    Shatarupa November 7, 2018 (5:42 pm)

    Tried it and it turned out great! Kids loved it and it was very easy to make!

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      Molly Kumar November 9, 2018 (3:06 am)

      Aweeee, thanks Rupa. I’m so glad kiddo’s loved it – Thanks Molly

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    Amanda April 27, 2016 (6:07 am)

    I’ve never had chickpea fudge, and obviously that needs to change ASAP! Cardamom is one of my favorite spices, and this looks like a great way to use it. You’ve made these look so easy and I love how you’ve photographed them (isn’t it fun to compare photos as time goes on?). Really beautiful, Molly!

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      Molly Kumar April 27, 2016 (1:41 pm)

      Absolutely Amanda, you gotta try them soon and they are filled with flavors of cardamom πŸ™‚ I’m so happy that you liked the pictures – I devoured all those ladoo’s in the bowl after clicking ;).

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    Renz April 26, 2016 (2:30 pm)

    I haven’t had these in so long. It’s something I’ve had a couple times in Trinidad during Diwali celebrations. I def need to try these myself. Isn’t it great to see how far we’ve come with our pics and in general when we just started these blogs?

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      Molly Kumar April 27, 2016 (1:42 pm)

      Thanks Renz, you gotta try them soon then πŸ™‚

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    Molly Kumar April 26, 2016 (2:09 pm)

    Thanks Pragati πŸ™‚

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    Vanessa April 25, 2016 (6:03 pm)

    These look so cool to make! I definitely need to give them a try!

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    Hauke April 24, 2016 (4:40 pm)

    How cool are these??? Love the looks of them and I’m totally curious how they taste and how the mouth feel is. Btw, did you update your blog theme? Looking good πŸ˜€

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      Molly Kumar April 26, 2016 (2:07 pm)

      Thanks Hauke, they taste absolutely yum + kind of nutty as we roasted the chickpea flour. Yep, we updated the theme few weeks back, I’m glad you liked the updates n recipe.

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    Molly Kumar April 24, 2016 (2:30 pm)

    Yes, roasted chickpea flour gives a much more nuttier flavor to the flour. Thanks.

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    Mackenzie April 23, 2016 (7:42 pm)

    What a clever way to utilize your microwave and make a tasty recipe more accessible! How fun! Now you’ve give me a way to indulge my midnight cravings :).

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    Uma April 23, 2016 (7:37 pm)

    Looks yummy! I love besan laddu. It’s very easy and tasty one for festivals πŸ™‚ story behind your recipe is cool one:)

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    Donna April 23, 2016 (6:53 pm)

    Ooh yum, I love how simple they are! Don’t you just look at those old photos and cringe? I know with some of mine I just want to know what I was thinking at the time πŸ™‚

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      Molly Kumar April 26, 2016 (2:08 pm)

      Hehehhehe, that is so true – Thanks Donna

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    Molly Kumar April 22, 2016 (10:27 pm)


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    Linda @ Veganosity April 22, 2016 (9:37 pm)

    These sound delicious. I’d love to make a vegan version of them. Thanks for the fun recipe!

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    Bobbi from Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen April 22, 2016 (8:47 pm)

    Chickpea Fudge? What??? I am intrigued and need to try this πŸ™‚

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      Molly Kumar April 22, 2016 (10:26 pm)

      That would be fantastic, give them a try!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine April 22, 2016 (7:47 pm)

    What an awesome microwave recipe!

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    Oriana @Mommyhood's Diary April 22, 2016 (6:17 pm)

    Are these like chickpea truffles? I’m so intrigued ! especially because these look absolutely delicious! Bookmarking to try soon.

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      Molly Kumar April 22, 2016 (10:32 pm)

      They are like truffles minus the chocolate layers πŸ™‚ Give them a try, you would like them.

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    Swayam April 22, 2016 (5:22 pm)

    Aah.. Besan laddoo! I started making them 8 yrs back with my sister for Diwali. You have tempted me again!! Gorgeous pics Molly ?

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      Molly Kumar April 22, 2016 (10:33 pm)

      Thanks Swayam – Besan Ladoo’s are just such an incredible part of our growing up πŸ™‚

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    Kylee April 22, 2016 (4:50 pm)

    Love the old pics under the microwave! I love having those, makes me see how far we’ve come as bloggers.
    This looks great, Molly. I love that you made an old favorite more accessible to others!

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      Molly Kumar April 22, 2016 (5:01 pm)

      Hahhaha – Thanks Sweetheart! Its a Favorite recipe of ours and it DESERVED new pics (as it started it all) πŸ˜‰

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