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May 5, 2011

Boondi Ladoo Recipe / South Indian Boondhi Laddu - Diwali Sweets Recipes

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Boondi ladoo
Hello friends , sorry for the sudden disappearance from blogging.I had a problem in writer and could not upload the posts.At last my hubby resolved the problem :)
Coming to this post ,I  learnt this from my MIL.She is an expert in making badusha,ladoo , adhirasam ,burfi etc.I told her to make this boondhi ladoo for my hubby's birthday and of course for blogging too Happy.This is our South Indian style Boondhi ladoo which is very popular in Tamil nadu.This is prepared by mixing fried boondhi in thick sugar syrup & made as balls.The consistency of sugar syrup is very important here.In North India,people make a ladoo named Motichoor ladoo using the same ingredients but in a different way.I will try to share that recipe in future.Now lets see how to make boondi laddu with pictures !
boondi ladoo

Boondi ladoo recipe

Boondi ladoo recipe Boondi ladoo/Boondhi laddu recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 12 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


  • Besan flour / Kadalai maavu - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 2 tbsp
  • Cooking soda - 1 pinch
  • Yellow color - 2 pinches
For Syrup
  • Sugar - 1.5 cups
  • Water - 3/4 cup
  • Cardamom- 4 nos ( powdered )
  • Cloves - 3 nos
  • Cashews - 10 nos (Broken into two)
  • Sugar candy/Kalkandu - 2 tbsp
  • Take the flour,food color & cooking soda in a bowl.Add water and make a bajji batter  consistency ( Batter must be smooth & slightly thin )
  • Heat oil in a kadai.Take the batter and pour it in a sieve or ladle with round holes.
  • Tap it gently so that small balls of the batter fall into the oil.Fry in batches and set aside.(Do not deep fry the balls till crispy .The balls should be soft .So fry for few seconds) 
  • Start making the syrup only after making boondi.If you make sugar syrup in the beginning,it will crystallize.
  • Now take a pan.Add sugar & cover with water.Let it boil & make the syrup of **two string consistency or gathering stage.( ie.pour few drops of syrup in a plate with water.If u try to gather the syrup,it will come together but you will not be able to shape them or take it in hand.It will dissolve) Check out my sugar syrup post for better understanding.Please be careful because this stage will come immediately after single string consistency.So be careful.You can add few drops of lemon juice to avoid crystallization.But it is not needed as you are going to add the prepared boondi immediately after the syrup is done.Act fast here.
  • Add cardamom powder, sugar candy,Fried cloves & cashews. Add the fried balls to the syrup and mix well.
  • Grease the hands with ghee and make balls of desired size when the mixture is still warm.
  • If u wish to serve as boondi, just mix the sugar syrup,cardamom powder,fried cloves and mix with a ladle. serve!! 
Enjoy !
  • Soft ball consistency :Take the syrup in a bowl with water and gather the syrup.U will able to gather in one place but you cannot take the syrup in your fingers.It will dissolve.This stage is achieved in few seconds after the one string consistency.So keep an eye.This is also called as two string consistency.If you are able to bear the heat,u can test in between the fingers.
  • If the mixture cools down, balls cannot be made properly.
  • If the sugar syrup crystallizes before mixing the fried balls, add little water to the syrup , boil and bring it to the correct consistency.
  • Store the ladoo in an air tight container .Its shelf life is 10 days.


Gram flour is a flour made from ground chickpeas. It is also known as chickpea flour,garbanzo flour, or besan (Bengali: বেসন beshon). Used in many countries, it is a staple ingredient in Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi cuisines, and, in the form of a paste with water or yoghurt, a popular facial exfoliant in the Indian Subcontinent. Moreover, when mixed with an equal proportion of water, can be used as an egg-replacer in vegan cooking.
Chila (or chilla), a pancake made with gram flour batter, is a popular street and fast food in India.
Gram flour contains a high proportion of carbohydrates but no gluten. Despite this, in comparison to other flours, it has a relatively high proportion of protein.

Boondi ladoo


  1. Looks so yum ...wish to grab few

  2. Laddoos look yummy. please participate in MEC - Calcium Rich Foods event @KitchenChronicles.

  3. What a cute lovely laddus..:-)

  4. Good to see you back, Chitra.

    Delicious ladoos.

  5. I am glad you`re back.
    Lovely laddus ♥

  6. Laddoo looks yumm..I love to eat it occasionally..:)

  7. I had never been a fan of boondi laddoos, but this is making me change my mind. Looks delish!!!

  8. NIce to see back in action. And a great comeback dish! tempting clicks!

  9. Very tempting Ladooos...Thanks to ur mil,am looking for this recipe for long.Sure will try.

  10. perfect shape and colour ....Yummmm

  11. Looks so tempting....Birthday wishes to your hubby...

  12. Hey Chitra glad u r back :P Many happy returns of the day to ur hubby!
    the laddus look drooling...

  13. Lovely and tempting ladoos..

  14. Wow perfect looking laddus..looks scrumptious...

  15. Wow you have so much of patience.. Very delicious

  16. Glad to se your post :)
    The laddoos look so professional n well made- thanks a lot for sharing!
    US Masala

  17. Wow these ladoos look out of the world.

  18. Yummy laddos...glad to see you back..

  19. The laddoo came out perfect.Nice clicks love the sweet.

  20. Perfect looking laddus..

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  21. Welcome back with a nice sweet.........

  22. perfect looking laddoos with beautiful colours.

  23. Glad to see u back with wonderful looking laddoos,simply inviting..

  24. My all time fav ladoos. They look perfect and mouth watery.

  25. Slurp,mouthwatering here..

  26. Boondi laddu is my favorite.

  27. delicious and yummy ladoos. iam a big fan of homemade ladoos

  28. woww.. just like the one we get from Sri Krishna sweet house, coimbatore.. superb dear :)

  29. yummy yummy...tempting..please rush ur entries for Fast food-Noodles in my blog.

  30. OMG...ladoo looks so tempting and delicious..this is my fav...

  31. wow.. ladoo is so inviting!

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    Do visit me as time permits..

  32. Superb ladoo dear. Shelf life may be 10 days, but these good looking ladoos will vanish immediately:) Seems a wonderful treat. Well wishes!

  33. another super winner recipe from you Chitra! Love the boodhi laddus and great pics dear

  34. welcome back with these tempting looking ladoos..

    Hamaree Rasoi

  35. welcome back....
    ladoos look perfect and delicious dear....
    bookmarked it :)

  36. Looks so good. I made them for Diwali too.

  37. Ladoos look so divine .. lovely blog.


  38. Tempting ladoos...nice clicks...


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