Bandar Laddu

The Bandar Laddu is a round-shaped sweet made with chickpea flour, cardamom powder, ghee, and sugar. This sweet is a popular sweet during the Diwali festivities and originates from the Machilipatnam of Krishna district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

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Bandar Laddu
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Why we love 💕the Bandar Laddu

  • It requires a few ingredients
  • It is gluten free
  • It is a tasty sweet for celebrations

🕐How to make the Bandar Laddu

  • Add the chickpea flour in a bowl
  • Add just enough water to make a sticky dough
  • Cover the dough and let it sit for about 10 minutes
  • Add the dough into a piping bag
  • Heat the ghee in a pan
  • Add the dough in batches and fry over medium heat until it turns golden
  • Add them to a food processor and process until the mixture it smooth
  • In a pot, combine the sugar with water
  • Bring it to boil. Add the processed flour. Add cardamom powder
  • Stir for 8 minutes. Take off the heat. Make round balls. Serve

Do you want to make another Diwali sweet? Try the Vegan Almond Barfi here

Do you learn about Diwali sweets? Read our dedicated post here

More Indian desserts? Check this book out – Indian Dessert Cookbook

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Piping the dough!
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frying dough
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fried dough
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Fried dough being processed
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sugar and water boiling
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Mix and Boil
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Make some balls
Bandar Laddu
Bandar Laddu ready to eat

FAQs about Bandar Laddu

What this Laddu is made of?

Bandar Laddu is made of chickpea flour, cardamom powder, sugar, and ghee

Is it gluten free?

As it is made of chickpea flour and does not contain any type of wheat flour, it is gluten free

Where did it originate from?

This Laddu originated in Machilipatnam, a city in Krishna district of the coastal Indian state of Andhra Pradesh

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Bandar Laddu

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A traditional Indian sweet made with chickpea flour, sugar, clarified butter and cardamom. It is mostly offered during the Diwali festivities
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8
Calories 320 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • tsp cardamom powder
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup ghee or clarified butter
  • cup water

Instructions
 

  • Add the chickpea flour in a bowl
  • Add just enough water to make a sticky dough
  • Cover the dough and let it sit for about 10 minutes
  • Add the dough into a piping bag
  • Heat the ghee in a pan
  • Add the dough in batches and fry over medium heat until it turns golden
  • Add them to a food processor and process until the mixture it smooth
  • In a pot, combine the sugar with water
    This is a picture of a bowl that contains sugar and water boiling together
  • Bring it to boil. Add the processed flour. Add cardamom powder
  • Stir for 8 minutes. Remove from heat. Make round balls. Serve.

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Notes

Traditionally, the dough is made in the chakli maker, but it is not available everywhere. You can use a piping bag instead
The chakli maker releases the dough and shapes it into spirals using circular hand motions.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 3gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 11mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 2gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Bandar Laddu, Diwali, Indian sweet
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5 from 1 vote