How to Make Gluten Free Indian Dessert Laddu

by Kathy Gori

These sweet treats stuffed with golden raisins and nuts are perfect with tea or coffee.


  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped cashews
  • 2 Tablespoons Golden raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted butter
  • 1 Stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup Sifted chickpea flour
  • 1 Cup Powdered sugar
  • ½ Teaspoons Ground cardamom
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    In a skillet, melt 2 Tbs of butter and fry: 2 Tbs of chopped cashews, 2 Tbs of sultana raisins. When the raisins get plump and the nuts start to darken, take them off the flame and set them aside

    Step 2

    In a skillet, heat 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (1 stick) until it foams and clarifies.

    Step 3

    When the butter has melted add in: 1 cup of sifted besan (chickpea flour).Add the flour a bit at a time on a low heat, and keep stirring. The flour should not brown, just turn a nice, golden color.

    Step 4

    If you need to add a bit more melted butter to things to keep the flour moist, no problem, just do so.

    Step 5

    When the flour is nice and golden, take the pan from the fire and set it aside. When things have cooled a bit add in: 1 cup of powdered sugar 1/2 tsp of ground cardamom, fried cashews,and raisins.

    Step 6

    Mix everything together well. If you need more melted butter to make things hold together... go ahead. Separate the dough into 12 portions....and roll each one into a ball.

    Step 7

    Store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Let them warm a bit before eating.

    Step 8

    I like to serve them with a nice cup of tea. Enjoy.