36 BOONDI LADDU

Boondi/Boondhi/ Motichoor - Laddu/Ladoo


These are the tiny yellow droplets deep fried and later soaked in sugar syrup and pressed and made into balls. Usually made during festivals.

An other authentic recipe sent in by my Gomathi Athai. She is an expert in making this sweet and we have enjoyed it many times prepared by her. She was so comfortable making this sweet that she used to make 100's of them in no time for small gatherings,festivals.

Besan/Chickpea flour/Kadalai maavu/kadale hittu/Senaga pindi - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 cup( for syrup)
Oil - for deep frying

Cardamom seeds - 6 or 7 by count
Clove - 3
Nutmeg - a small piece
Sugar - 2 tsp
Edible camphor - a pinch(optional)
Saffron - few strands
Cashewnut and raising - few
Ghee - 2 tbsp


Dry roast clove and nutmeg and powder it along with cardamom seeds and sugar 2 tsp. Keep it aside.(adding sugar is optional. This is just to powder the clove and nutmeg very finelY).
In a tsp of ghee fry cashew and raisin and keep aside.

Take sugar and water in a vessel . Heat and boil well until you get a thick syrup consistency( called as one string consistency). Keep aside.

Mix besan with water to a thick batter consistency. Heat oil for deep frying. Take a perforated ladle/boondhi ladle and keep it on top of the hot oil. Take a ladleful of batter and pour it on top and keep spreading such that tiny droplets fall in the hot oil. Do not over crowd. Fry in small batches and keep aside. No need to fry till crispy.

Next add saffron, nutmeg clove,cardamom powder to the sugar syrup and mix well. Also add the prepared boondi along with edicble camphor and fried cashew and raisins. Mix well and keep aside for the boondi's to absorb the syurp. Add the remaining ghee and take a small mixture and press to make as balls by pressing in between your palms. Store in a airtight container and enjoy.

36 comments/Reactions:

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks super yummy ..my fav

Food for 7 Stages of Life said...

This is something I crave for pretty often

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

My favorite kind of Laddoo :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love this...

Torviewtoronto said...

looks lovely

Charitha said...

yummy laddoo..mouth watering and tempting me..

Satya said...

boondi looks so perfect...i have never dared to prepare this at home...may i must try..first time to ur blog...u have a wonderful collection of recipes..glad to find u...

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chaitrali pathak said...

looks yummy...my fav...

Pavithra Srihari said...

my all time fav ladoo .. urs look very yumm

ganga said...

lovely ladoos...

Nisha said...

Yummy :)

Nisha said...

Yummy :)

Rekha shoban said...

ladoos looks perfect and yummy!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Perfect and yummy ladoos...looks tempting.

Varunavi said...

Yummy ladoos,i was asking my mom to make this.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

It's been months since I had these yummy ladoos . Looks lovely
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

woww looks super!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious yummy ladoo

Viki's Kitchen said...

Ladoo looks extremely beautiful and shows your passion dear. Lovely picture and a great recipe.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Beautiful picture and looks delicious!

Sarah said...

Wow, ladoos looks perfect and yummy, thanx for posting.

Sadhana said...

Wow....looks yummy and perfect dear..

kothiyavunu.com said...

Perfect Yummy looking ladoo..

Babli said...

Laddoo looks delicious and mouth watering. I feel like having it now.

Rachana said...

These ladoos look so cute and delicious!

PriyaVaasu said...

So Inviting!!!!:)

Vidhya said...

laddu looks so good Padma. U did not add orange color itseems..

SHRIANNALAKSHMI said...

Laddu looks awesome.The only sweet which I love to have anytime.

Priya said...

Very tempting and inviting..

Sheeba Asariah said...

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Kalyani said...

wow it looks yummy & delicious ........

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lissie said...

my favorite ladoo... can't resist it! yummy!

Mariah said...

I just love it. Its looking so awesome! I really like it. Thanks for the share!

Padma said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments :)

jane said...

I just love this dish! So taste. Thanks for the recipe.

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