Boondi Ke Laddoo: This Sweet Is A Must In Indian Festivals
- Sushmita Sengupta
Updated : August 08, 2022 11:08 IST
These laddoos are irresistibly delicious.
Smooth, soft, tasty and melt-in-the-mouth, Boondi Laddoo is a round ball-shaped sweet dish prepared which is cherished all over India. The sweet treat is prepared with a wide variety of seeds and seasonings. Boondi Laddoo is a sweet treat that is served to guests widely during the Diwali festival. The dish is a bit time-consuming but the taste is so delicious that these laddoos are worth every ounce of effort. Here’s the recipe for Boondi Laddoo.
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Cooking Time: 50 minutes
- 1 cup besan
- ¾ cup water
- 7-8 cloves
- A handful of cashews
- A handful of raisins
- ½ tsp yellow food colour or turmeric powder
- 2 tsp sugar candy
- 5-6 cardamom or ½ tsp cardamom powder
- Edible camphor
- Baking soda
- 1½ cups cooking oil
For the sugar syrup:
- 1 cup sugar
- ¾ cup Water
- Put gram flour, salt, baking soda and turmeric powder in a big bowl and mix them
- Pour water to form a thick paste
- Take a big wok and heat oil on medium flame. Take a spoon and drop a little batter into the oil, if it forms Boondi then the mixture has to be thinner.
- But if boondi is formed flat instead of round, then the batter has to be thicker.
- Now, take a slotted ladle and hold it over the hot oil then pour gram flour batter.
- Next, tap the ladle carefully so that round Boondi drops into the hot oil.
- Always wipe off the slotted ladle using a tissue or cloth before proceeding to the next batch.
- Cook boondi but don’t let it become crisp. Once cooked remove it from the oil using another slotted ladle and put them on a tissue paper.
- Continue making Boondi until the gram flour batter finishes.
- Now, take a pan and heat it with sugar and ¾ cup of water. Stir it constantly while cooking.
- Next, after some time put the ladle in the sugar syrup to check the consistency.
- Once the syrup showcases a single string between index finger and thumb then sugar syrup is ready to use.
- Turn off the flame once you get the correct consistency.
- Take a big bowl, and put Boondi and other spices- cloves, broken cashews, raisins, sugar candy, edible camphor, and cardamom powder on it.
- Mix them and pour sugar syrup over them little by little.
- Mix all the ingredients well. Once the mixture is prepared and warm, start rolling laddoos.
- Delicious golden yellow Boondi Ke Laddoo is ready to serve.
Points to remember:
- Maintain the consistency of gram flour batter to get round and tasty boondi
- Add more flour if the batter needs to get thicker and if the batter needs to be thinner, add some teaspoons of water
- Keep a minimum gap between the slotted ladle and heated work if you hold it too high over the oil Boondi will lose its shape
- Don’t fry the Boondi in less oil so that it doesn’t lose its shape. Ladoo should float over the oil
- Don’t overcook the Boondi. It doesn't have to be fried till crisp
- Add sugar syrup little by little over the Boondi but don’t overput the sugar syrup
- Ensure to leave the Ladoo for a while until the crystallised sugar appears on it
- Keep two slotted ladles for making Boondi Ladoo.