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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 with my 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 husband'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 for this sweet recipe.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


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 200ml
  • 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
METHOD
  • 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 !
Note
  • 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.




Boondi ladoo



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47 comments :

Kurinji said...

Yummy ladoo. Nice clicks.
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Indian Khana said...

Looks so yum ...wish to grab few

SMN said...

thats lovely ladoos

Sushma said...

thats so divine

Unknown said...

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Ramya said...

What a cute lovely laddus..:-)

jayasree said...

Good to see you back, Chitra.

Delicious ladoos.

Ana Powell said...

I am glad you`re back.
Lovely laddus ♥

chef and her kitchen said...

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

CinnamonNChillies said...

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

Rajani said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Muraligeetham said...

perfect shape and colour ....Yummmm

GEETHA ACHAL said...

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

Suparna said...

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

Suja Manoj said...

Lovely and tempting ladoos..

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Wow perfect looking laddus..looks scrumptious...

Radhika said...

lovely clicks. yummy.

Anonymous said...

Wow you have so much of patience.. Very delicious

Chitra said...

Thanks all dearies :)

Puja said...

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

Looks so perfect n yummy

Vidhya said...

Wow these ladoos look out of the world.

Panchpakwan said...

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

VineelaSiva said...

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

harini-jaya said...

Perfect looking laddus..

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Sailaja Damodaran said...

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

Raji said...

perfect looking laddoos with beautiful colours.

Priya Suresh said...

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

Harika baratam said...

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

divya said...

Slurp,mouthwatering here..

Swathi said...

Boondi laddu is my favorite.

Shylaja said...

Laddus look yummy
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Jeyashris Kitchen said...

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

Lena Jayadev said...

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

Shama Nagarajan said...

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

JishasKitchen said...

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

Jaleela Kamal said...

wow very tempting laddoo

Mehjabeen Arif said...

wow.. ladoo is so inviting!

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Vikis Kitchen said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Hamaree Rasoi said...

welcome back with these tempting looking ladoos..

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Sarah Naveen said...

so so perfect and yummy!!

Aruna Manikandan said...

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

radha said...

Looks so good. I made them for Diwali too.

Vardhini said...

Ladoos look so divine .. lovely blog.

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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Tempting ladoos...nice clicks...