A little more about this Mithai
The humble besan laddoo is such a traditional offering as a part of everyday celebrations in an Indian household. Whether you top an exam or get a promotion, the besan laddoo always makes an appearance and has a certain nostalgia attached to it. It is made simply by roasting besan with ghee. This is then stirred continuously so that all the besan is exposed to the same amount of heat until it becomes a single mass and then flavoured with sugar and whatever else you deem fit and then rolled into small balls.
In our reimagined version we took our inspiration from everyone’s duty free favourite chocolate, the Ferrero Rocher! Yes, yes. Hence the name! Our besan laddoo is made with gram flour that has been specially milled for us into a coarser texture for better mouthfeel. Once it is cooked with ghee we add brown sugar for that pleasant granular texture and flavour it with cardamom and Kashmiri saffron. The laddoo is then dipped in sugar syrup and then coated with toasted hazelnuts!
Toasting everything to the T whether its the besan or the hazelnuts is rather important for that perfect laddoo!