Besan Ladoo Recipe

‘Ladoo’ is a sweet treat often found in Indian households, and specially made on festive or religious occasions. It is usually made with some variant of flour, sugar and ghee. There are hundreds of variants of this staple Indian sweet and its name also varies per region. Each family, region, community, etc. have their own recipe depending mostly on available local or traditional ingredients.

This recipe is for besan ladoo which is a family favourite and always a part of the Diwali festival faraal.

‘Besan’ is Bengal gram flour – is pale, light yellow in colour and slightly sweet, bitter and powdery in taste. It can be coarse or fine – both work well for this recipe. Upon cooking/roasting all of its bitterness goes away and the texture undergoes a lot of change too.

Besan is nutrient rich and gluten-free. It is high in protein, fiber content and minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, etc. Continue reading “Besan Ladoo Recipe”

Diwali festival

Happy Diwali!

Diwali is here!

Wishing everyone a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Diwali!

It is the time to sparkle, dazzle and spread joy and light in every corner!

Diwali is the festival of lights. Literally, ‘Diwali’ or ‘Deepawali’ means ‘deep’= light; (festival) of lights= ‘deepawali’.

Spiritually speaking, the brightness of the light signifies positivity and happiness. And this festival is about creating and experiencing the warmth of the positiveness.

Mythology related to Diwali

Diwali like almost all festivals in India has a religious and mythological relevance. This festival is celebrated to commemorate the return of the great godly ruler Shri Ram and his wife Sita to Ayodhya after defeating Ravan the King of Lanka. Continue reading “Diwali festival”