Sunday, January 1, 2012

Boondhi Ladoo | Ladoo | Diwali Sweet

Boondhi Ladoo, a delicious and traditional indian sweet made from chickpea flour and sugar. Boondhi ladoos are my favorite and often make them at special occasion at home. Making boondhi at home single handedly is bit a difficult task but it's all worth in the end when you taste the home made ladoos. To make boondhi in perfect shape, you need the boondhi karandi(a tool especially used to make boodhi in even shape), it will make the job a little easier and also you get the perfect round boondhi, since i don't have that boondhi karandi with me, i have used the regular strainer laddle with holes to make boondi, so the shapes are not so perfect but the taste was awesome. 

If you're a beginner or trying to make boondi ladoos for the first time, i do recommend to read the notes section in the end completely before starting. Also recommend to start off with smaller quantity first , once you get confident make it in large quantity. Now let's check out how to make this delicious and traditional ladoos.    

Boondhi Ladoo | Ladoo | Diwali Sweet

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 30 minsServes : 20-25 small ladoos 
Recipe Category: Curry | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
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Besan Flour - 1 & 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Cardamom - 2 (powdered)
Cloves - 2 (powdered)
Cashews - 10  (make it as small pieces)
Ghee - 1 tsp
Water - as needed
Oil for frying


Take gram flour & rice flour in a bowl, add water and make a pouring consistency batter without any lumpsHeat oil in a wide pan, take the slotted spoon(with holes in it) and keep above the oil,now take a laddle full of batter and pour it on slotted spoon and spread it in circular motion, the boondhi slowly drop into the oil.Let the boondi cook till it "shh" sound stops,remove it from the oil and place it on tissue paper. Before doing next batch, clean the slotted spoon to get neat round shapes.Once all the boondi is fried,take the sugar in a sauce pan, add water just to immerse the sugar and let it boil,till the sugar reach one string consistency(Take sugar syrup in between your thumb & index finger, it should from single thread).Add the boondhis into the sugar syrup, and then add the fried cashews and cardamom & cloves powder. Next add a tsp of ghee, mix it all well together and press it tightly and cover it with lid and put on weight for 10-15 mins.After 15 mins, take a small portion of boondhi mixture and press tightly to shape them as ladoos.Delicious boondhi ladoos are ready.
  • While making the batter, don't add too much water at the start, check it by dipping a spoon in the batter and place it above the hot oil.
  • If the boondi have tails, you have to add more water or else
  • if the boondi becomes flat and absorbs lot of oil,then you have to add more flour.
  • To check the detail procedure see this video.
  • Cloves and cardamom gives great flavor to the ladoos.
  • If you like, you can add rose essence too for flavor.
  • If you have boondi karandi, use that, it will give the perfect shape.
  • Resting the boondhi in the sugar syrup for a while helps to shape them easily.

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