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Boondi ladoo| how to make boondi ladoo|diwali sweet recipe | ladoo recipe with video

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Boondi Laddu
 Boondi Ladoo, a traditional popular Indian sweet made during festivals and  weddings, sweetballs made by mixing deep-fried gram flour batter with sugar syrup.  It is so
called because the batter is poured through a sieve or a perforated ladle, giving rise to tiny
roundels called boondi (derived from the Hindi word boond- tiny drops of water). I never
tried making Boondi Ladoo on my own after coming to Singapore, as I did not have the
boondi ladle (jarini in Tamil) with me. Much to my relief, my mother told me once that we
can use the normal perforated ladle, that we normally use for deep frying snacks. I was
overjoyed and decided to try making the laddus. Much to my delight, my attempt was a
great success. So friends, please erase all misconceptions about boondi ladoos being a
very complicated dish. I have updated the recipe with a video – How to make Ladoo and
shaping ladoos. For this festive season, also try my Motichoor ladoo and Khoya ladoo
recipe
Scroll down to watch an Updated Video on How to make Ladoo and shaping ladoos 

My mom’s sister shared the recipe with me and i have followed few tips from vah chef and mallika badrinath cookbook.

Boondi Laddu

BOONDI LADOO

 Boondi Ladoo, a traditional popular Indian sweet made during festivals and  weddings, sweetballs made by mixing deep-fried gram flour batter with sugar syrup.  It is so called because the batter… Traditional Recipe Boondi ladoo| how to make boondi ladoo|diwali sweet recipe | ladoo recipe with video Indian Print This
Serves: 12-15 Ladoos Prep: Cook: Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet Author: Jeyashri Suresh
Nutrition facts: Sweet calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 2.7/5
( 3 voted )

Ingredients

  • BESAN | BENGAL GRAM FLOUR 1 AND 1/4 CUP
  • COOKING SODA(BI CARBONATE OF SODA) A PINCH
  • SUGAR 1 AND 1/2 CUP
  • WATER(TO MAKE SUGAR SYRUP) 1/2 CUPminus1 TBLSP
  • OIL FOR DEEP FRYING THE BOONDI
  • FINELY CHOPPED CASHEW NUTS 1 TBLSP
  • CLOVES 3-4
  • CARDAMOM POWDER A PINCH
  • GHEE 1 TSP
  • YELLOW FOOD COLOUR A PINCH(OPTIONAL)

Description

  • Sieve the besan without any lumps. Add the cooking soda to this.Add the yellow food colour (if using). I didn’t use as my besan always gives a nice yellow colour.
  • Mix the besan with water to make a batter of dosa batter consistency.
  • Then add the rest of the water. the amount of water for 1 and 1/4 cup of besan is approximately 3/4 cup of water. This purely depends upon the texture of the besan.
  • Fry the cashew nuts and cloves in a tsp of ghee and keep it aside.
  • For making the sugar syrup, mix the sugar with the given amount of water  in a heavy bottomed vessel.
  • Heat till the sugar gets dissolved stirring in between.
  • Once sugar gets dissolved stop stirring and boil till this reach one string consistency.
  • You can check the one thread  consistency of the syrup between the thumb and the index finger.
  • Switch off the flame at this stage and heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan to fry boondis.
  • To check whether the  consistency is right for the batter, take a spoon and with the back of the spoon mix the batter well and just hold it on the top of the hot oil.
  • If this forms a nice round ball then the consistency if perfect, else it gives a tail you need to add little extra water. Add 1 tblsp and check again.
  • If this forms a very thin roundels then the water is more, just add one tblsp of besan to this and check again.
  • Now the batter is ready for boondis.
  • You need 2 perforated ladle for making this. The ladle with small holes to make boondi and another one to take out the boondis from oil.
  • Pour a ladle of batter to the perforated ladle ,keeping the ladle on the top of the oil and  let the boondis falls into the oil.
  • When it is half fried take it out from the oil and trasfer it to the sugar syrup.
  • Repeat the process for the the remaining batter.
  • While repeating , wipe out the excess batter from the top and back of the ladle used for making boondi. This will help in getting round shape.
  • Add the fried cahew nuts, cloves and elachi powder to the boondi sugar mixture.
  • Mix this well with the back side of the ladle
  • I remember my grand mom washes the ladle for each batch and wipe with a dry cloth.
  • When it is luke warm make balls of desired shapes and store this in a airtight container.
  • While adding water to the besan , first add a small amount of water and make it into a thick paste.

Notes

The sugar syrup should be warm while putting the boondis in that.
Make balls when this is luke warm, else the sugar will be crystalised and ladoos can not be formed.
The ladoo ,if handled properly can be stored for 7 days in the room temperature.
Always use good quality sugar and mineral water| drinking water for making the syrup.
Do not touch ladoos with wet hands.
Do not use water ,if you don’t get balls.this will make a fungal layer on the ladoo.
If for any reason you dont able to make balls, just make 2 tbslp of sugar syrup of pur this over the boondis and make ladoos.

Check out this Video of Making and shaping ladoo below

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METHOD:

  • Sieve the besan without any lumps. Add the cooking soda to this.Add the yellow food colour (if using). I didn’t use as my besan always gives a nice yellow colour.
  • Mix the besan with water to make a batter of dosa batter consistency.

  • While adding water to the besan , first add a small amount of water and make it into a thick paste.
  • Then add the rest of the water. the amount of water for 1 and 1/4 cup of besan is approximately 3/4 cup of water. This purely depends upon the texture of the besan.
  • Fry the cashew nuts and cloves in a tsp of ghee and keep it aside.

  • For making the sugar syrup, mix the sugar with the given amount of water  in a heavy bottomed vessel.
  • Heat till the sugar gets dissolved stirring in between.
  • Once sugar gets dissolved stop stirring and boil till this reach one string consistency.
  • You can check the one thread  consistency of the syrup between the thumb and the index finger.

  • Switch off the flame at this stage and heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan to fry boondis.
  • To check whether the  consistency is right for the batter, take a spoon and with the back of the spoon mix the batter well and just hold it on the top of the hot oil.
  • If this forms a nice round ball then the consistency if perfect, else it gives a tail you need to add little extra water. Add 1 tblsp and check again.
  • If this forms a very thin roundels then the water is more, just add one tblsp of besan to this and check again.
  • Now the batter is ready for boondis.

  • You need 2 perforated ladle for making this. The ladle with small holes to make boondi and another one to take out the boondis from oil.
  • Pour a ladle of batter to the perforated ladle ,keeping the ladle on the top of the oil and  let the boondis falls into the oil.
  • When it is half fried take it out from the oil and trasfer it to the sugar syrup.

  • Repeat the process for the the remaining batter.
  • While repeating , wipe out the excess batter from the top and back of the ladle used for making boondi. This will help in getting round shape.
  • I remember my grand mom washes the ladle for each batch and wipe with a dry cloth.

  • Add the fried cahew nuts, cloves and elachi powder to the boondi sugar mixture.
  • Mix this well with the back side of the ladle.

  • When it is luke warm make balls of desired shapes and store this in a airtight container.

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59 comments

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. October 17, 2011 - 2:53 am

Omg!,very neat Step/step recipe Boondi Ladoo.Luv it.

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RAKS KITCHEN October 17, 2011 - 3:53 am

Superb ladoos, Looks so so tempting and the pictures do justice to yummy ladoos too. Great effort.

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Pari October 17, 2011 - 5:06 am

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Premalatha Aravindhan October 17, 2011 - 5:10 am

wow delicious ladoos,luks so perfect and yum…Clicks are amazing…

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Radhika October 17, 2011 - 5:43 am

Superb step by step clicks. Hats off Jeyashri. Advance wishes to you and ur family.

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Sharmilee! :) October 17, 2011 - 6:01 am

The best and perfect ladoos…on to my todo maybe for next diwali hehe 🙂 Looks so juicy and yum feel like grabbing few

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ente pachakasala October 17, 2011 - 6:08 am

yummy ladoos i never tries ladoos at home thanks for ur recipe

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Lavi October 17, 2011 - 8:15 am

Superb Jeyashri! Perfect and it is tempting me to try, but just now, i was scared by my friend, that toughest part is shaping.

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Tina October 17, 2011 - 8:15 am

Great effort..Ladoo lloks perfect and delicious..Beautiful clicks too…

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Prathibha October 17, 2011 - 8:53 am

Very delicious laddus..looks yummm

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admin October 17, 2011 - 8:54 am

@lavi, I have tried ladoo few times, If you follow the proper measurement,making shapes is an easy one

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Rekha shoban October 17, 2011 - 9:35 am

my amma used to do this for diwali…ladoo looks perfect n beautiful presentation!!

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Jay October 17, 2011 - 10:27 am

wow…really excellent try Jeyashri..love your presentation n cliks..;)
Tasty Appetite

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Priya October 17, 2011 - 10:53 am

Super delicious ladooos,very tempting, beautiful clicks..

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Chitra October 17, 2011 - 10:57 am

wow, very nice. love to c the balls:)perefct !!

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Sush October 17, 2011 - 11:02 am

I made them only once with the help of my grand mom. Seeing your pictures I'm tempted to do them again. Picture does justice to the effort you have put in.

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Prathima Rao October 17, 2011 - 11:12 am

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Super yummy laddoos 🙂
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Hamaree Rasoi October 17, 2011 - 11:57 am

Superb step by step pics !! In fact I wanted to make these ladoos for coming Diwali
Perfect…I want to grab a few…

Deepa
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Sudha Sabarish October 17, 2011 - 1:25 pm

Awesome ladoos and perfect round shape.Nice attempt.

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ANU October 17, 2011 - 3:05 pm

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Laavanya October 17, 2011 - 4:19 pm

Somehow I always think laddoos are too daunting but I hope to try making them sometime. Thanks for the detailed pics & steps!

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Ramya Bala October 17, 2011 - 4:25 pm

J…superbly done….seriously…they look excellent…Good job J :))))

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Krithi's Kitchen October 17, 2011 - 4:41 pm

Thanks for the tips on consistency and step-by-step pictorial.. definitely helpful for newbies like me. Bookmarked…
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Aarthi October 17, 2011 - 5:52 pm

This looks delicious..Should try it some day…Thanks for the recipe dear.

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Sayantani October 17, 2011 - 6:27 pm

so well made. great reward for all the effort.

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R October 17, 2011 - 7:19 pm

looks extremely delicious!

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Sobha Shyam October 17, 2011 - 8:26 pm

wow, awesome ladoos, nice to see so many festive recipes here at ur space..

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Uma October 17, 2011 - 11:28 pm

Awesome laddus. Really liked them and want to grab some from here.

Cheers,
Uma

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divya October 17, 2011 - 11:48 pm

love it dear! and looks awesome too!

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Sensible Vegetarian October 18, 2011 - 2:04 am

Looks superb. As it is I am so confused and all these lovely posts are adding to my temptation and my list.

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Gayathri NG October 18, 2011 - 2:13 am

Wow really treat for diwali. Notes r very useful guides to follow thks for sharing dear…

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Padhu October 18, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Wow Looks superb! Advances Diwali wishes to you and your family

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Kalyani's Platter October 18, 2011 - 5:08 pm

very yummy and delicious boondi ladoo ……..

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Kalpana Sareesh October 19, 2011 - 7:01 am

too good u hv made it perfectly..

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Pavithra October 19, 2011 - 2:15 pm

Ore diwali kalai katiduchu , laddu looks very perfect and gorgeous , love the fresh laddoos made in home … wish I can grab one from the bowl.

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B&B Brugge October 21, 2011 - 11:42 am

OMG ! Delicious look and yummy Boondi Laddo. its my favorite recipes i just planning for Diwali in this recipes make. easy make tips share in the post. good job

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Lavi October 22, 2011 - 1:24 pm

jeyashri, i tried ladoo today, it came out perfect..Thanks for sharing exact recipe!

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admin October 22, 2011 - 2:12 pm

@lavi, Thanks a lot for trying out and glad to know that it came out well. even i am eyeing on ur badam halwa

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Shyamala Devi Arulanandam February 23, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Hi Jeyashri,

Just made boondhi laddu, it came out really nice… I never thought it was this easy. Thanks for your recipe…:)

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jecy m March 5, 2013 - 10:33 pm

I tried ur mysore pak recipe,it came out very well. Loved the taste,texture and color. Thanks for the recipe

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admin March 6, 2013 - 12:17 am

Thank u so much jecy for the feedback

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jecy m March 6, 2013 - 3:34 am

Just tried ur boondi ladoo recipe,it was awesome… great taste. Thank u so much.The only difficulty was making them round,had to squeeze really hard for a long time to make them. guess the sugar syrup was not at the right consistency..

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Portfolio April 24, 2013 - 2:13 pm

Hi… I happened to see ur blog yesterday when i searched how to make ladoo, n i tried ur boondi ladoo racipe n it came out superb. Thanks alot. I never knew that it is so easy to make ladoo. Thank u, soon il b trying ur other recip'e too.

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Nikhath Fathima June 14, 2013 - 4:44 pm

hi,,,,,,,, i tried to make laddus yesterday…… but i couldnt able to make balls i guess i mixed boondi in hot sugar syrup….. what shall i do now?

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admin June 15, 2013 - 11:38 pm

if you can't make balls, just enjoy as boondi instead of making ladoos. It is quite difficult to make ladoos with that

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threenorns June 15, 2013 - 10:38 pm

i have agonized for years – literally – over making ladoos. i'm not indian – my hubbie is from trinidad, however, and he's…. "very conscious of his cultural roots" (i'll put it nicely).

i've given up on cooking indian food – he's a chef and there's no way i can get it right (what tastes fine to my white-bread canadian tastebuds is totally inedible – told him he keeps it up, we'll find out how wearable it is, lol). but baking? he can't touch me.

i used your recipe because it was the friendliest and seemed the most accessible and understandable and it worked!!!

had to improvise a bit – no besan, so i threw a bunch of dried chickpeas in the food processor, set it to run, and then went on facebook. when i was bored with facebook, i shut the machine off and sifted out the big bits and had *exactly* the right amount of besan! i know! kismet, right?

didn't have the right ladle, either, so i used a metal colander. the hole were a lot smaller so i used a rubber spatula to wipe the batter over the holes and push it through.

oh – and i added a whack of honey to the sugar syrup.

that was all last night and now there are no ladoos left, thanks to my hubbie, my daughter, and her friend from up the road.

excuse me – must find more chickpeas (i'll use dahl if i can't find any more channa).

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Darshita Lakkad June 23, 2013 - 11:54 am

it's taste is awesome….
i love it.

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Priyanka Thakur July 3, 2013 - 2:21 pm

this is life saver….i had to make ladoo for some puja urgently and it was already too late to buy it from shop….followed your recipe and i have amazing ladoos ready….in first attempt…thanks…

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admin July 3, 2013 - 2:52 pm

Thanks a lot. Great to know that.

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Chanchal Chaudhury August 13, 2013 - 3:33 am

Thank U very much for this receipy !!!!!!!!!!!!

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skselve August 22, 2013 - 8:42 am

i tried the boondi laddu its too swet .can i reduce the sugar contents

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jeyashri suresh August 22, 2013 - 1:18 pm

No if you reduce sugar then u will get ladoo balls

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Vaishnavi K.Pranam May 11, 2014 - 11:57 pm

I tried the bondi ladoo. ..it came out well, Jeyashri mam I am regular follower of ur blog…love ll ur receipes…ur my best teacher! !

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SAILU October 16, 2014 - 11:11 am

I tried this but the sugar syrup became dry …what could be the reason

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jeyashri suresh October 16, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Drying of sugar syrup could be the sugar syrup has exceeded one string consistency. If it is boiled for more time it will be crystalised and dry.

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Latha Dhandapani October 22, 2014 - 2:08 am

Thanks for sharing the recipe, Jeyashri. It came out very well!

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veen October 25, 2019 - 10:09 am

Thanks! How do you check for 1-string consistency when the sugar syrup is hot? Just need to bear it or any tips?! Thanks again!

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veen October 25, 2019 - 10:19 am

With 1 1/4 cups of besan, how many ladoos do we get (average sized, like shown in your picture)? About 7?! Thanks!!

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Jeyashris Kitchen October 29, 2019 - 5:22 pm

I have mentioned in the post, it gives 12- 15 ladoos

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