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Motichoor ladoo | easy diwali sweet recipes | motichur laddu recipe

by Jeyashri suresh

Moti choor- ladooMotichoor ladoo is one among my favorite sweet and i wanted to try this for a long time. I have posted few ladoo recipes last year . Check out my Boondi ladoo , Besan ladoo, Rava ladoo. Two weeks back we went to Malaysia and i wanted to make a sweet and a savory for my friends and my mama’s family whom i have planned to visit there. I decided on the South Indian Madras mixture and thought of making Mysore pak. Though i made both some how i wanted to make another sweet and suddenly this Motichoor ladoo came to mind and i had this recipe of Motichoor ladoo in a popular cookbook which i wanted to try for a long time. It just turned out perfect and i could finish the entire process in an hour. I can highly recommend to try out this motichoor ladoo for this diwali and trust me it will turn out awesome. Check out my post on Sugar syrup consistency. Check my full diwali collection of  recipes  . Also check out my Boondi ladoo with Khoya.

Preparation time : 20 Minutes.  Cooking time: 45 minutes Makes: 22 ladoos




  • In a wide bowl add the besan, rava (if not fine pulse it once in the mixer) a pinch of orange food colour and baking soda. Add water to this and make this into a smooth batter like the dosa batter consistency without any lumps.
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  • Heat oil in a wide pan for deep frying. Lets start preparing boondis now.
  • You need 2 perforated ladle for making boondi. 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.
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  • Let the boondis cook and don’t allow them to cook till crispy. Just take it out when they are done and yet soft. Drain the excess oil in a tissue. Repeat this for the rest of the batter.
  • Since we are going to grind the boondi in the last step, do not panic even if you get the tails in making boondis. Check out my boondi ladoo post for a detailed notes of how to make boondi without getting the tail.
  • In a pan add sugar and a pinch of orange colour.
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  •  Add 1 and 1/2 cup of water and bring it to a boil.
  • Heat till the sugar gets dissolved stirring in between.
  • Once sugar gets dissolved stop stirring and boil till this reach one string consistency.
  • Check for 1 string consistency. If you take the sugar syrup in your thumb finger and index finger it should form one string consistency.
  • Switch off the flame and add cardamom powder and  mix well.
  • Keep it aside.
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  • Just heat the sugar syrup for few seconds till it become warm. Switch off the flame and add the boondis to it and mix evenly.
  • Boil 2 tblsp of  water in a sauce pan.  Transfer the boondis coated with sugar syrup ( the boondis would have observed the syrup and will be firm only) to a mixier. Let the water nicely boil.
  • Add the hot water to this and pulse them in a mixer. Transfer it to a plate. Sprinkle the rose water and add the chopped almonds.
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  • Start making ladoos. This mixture may be little moist, but don’t worry. After few minutes it will be firm .
  • This motichoor ladoos are the easiest one which you can try at home and win a big applause from all the friends and relatives .
motichoor- ladooNOTES:
  • You can add melon seeds this instead of almonds.
  • I added everest milk masala on the top while serving.
  • This ladoo stays well for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
  • Alternatively you can grind one portion of the boondi and keep the other portion as it is to get nice look of the ladoos.
  • Do not over grind, just one pulse is enough, else will look like besan ladoo.

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Gayathri Ramanan October 8, 2013 - 3:40 am

lovely color…my favorite ladoo..looks so good and tempting…

Premalatha Aravindhan October 8, 2013 - 3:40 am

Delicious ladoos, I too clicked to post;)

AparnaRajeshkumar October 8, 2013 - 3:41 am

delicious indeed i am drooling!

Veena Theagarajan October 8, 2013 - 3:44 am

so yummy super tasty ladoo

Sowmya Madhavan October 8, 2013 - 3:45 am

My sons favorite ..maybe will make this for him

Arthy Suman October 8, 2013 - 4:07 am

this is the only indian sweet i love…im not the sweet toothed person…love it, can i know will the color of sugar+water change to more like caramel or have u added color to it?

jeyashri suresh October 9, 2013 - 3:10 pm

i have added orange food colour. I have mentioned it in the post too

Mahi October 8, 2013 - 4:40 am

Nice laddu, I make it slightly different way! 🙂

Nagalakshmi V October 8, 2013 - 4:41 am

it's come out so well! i may try it if there's time 🙂

prathibha Garre October 8, 2013 - 4:53 am

motichoor ladooo is one of my favourite..urs look yummm

CHITRA October 8, 2013 - 5:22 am

Its in my try list ..Tempting pictures.. 🙂 Lovely..

Uma Ramanujam October 8, 2013 - 5:26 am

Perfectly made jeyashri..beautifully arranged in plate.

Rafeeda AR October 8, 2013 - 5:26 am

this looks so delicious… my favorite sweet any time…

Sona S October 8, 2013 - 5:49 am

Laddus have come really well. Looks yummy and delicious.

Kaveri Venkatesh October 8, 2013 - 6:31 am

Mmm….laddus look delicious and perfectly made, Jeyashri

Sapana Behl October 8, 2013 - 7:42 am

Aldo looks so delicious ! Nice post Jeyshri..

Priya Suresh October 8, 2013 - 7:43 am

Even am planning to make some for this Diwali,let me see..they looks like cute balls and inviting.

Hema October 8, 2013 - 10:38 am

They are perfect Jeyashri, I used to wonder how they make the boondis so small, so it's grinding the boondis at the end..

Priti S October 8, 2013 - 11:30 am

This is my most fav too and I had this only last week but you are super tempting me now ….came out so perfect ..so so tempting

Dipti Joshi October 8, 2013 - 1:12 pm

Wow! They look tempting!

Sushma Madhuchandra October 8, 2013 - 2:02 pm

am drooling here.., great job dear.

Priya Vinod October 9, 2013 - 6:57 am

Jeyashri very informative blog indeed.
Wanted clarification on pulsing this in mixer,, how long do i need to do,, as if i overdo it will be into small bits loosing shape of a boondi . oru thirpu poruma ?

jeyashri suresh October 9, 2013 - 8:34 am

Thanks priya. Just pulse it once that will be fine. Oru thirupu porum.

ambika clyton October 9, 2013 - 9:04 am

ladoos look very tempting and seems to be easy. how many ladoos have u got?

jeyashri suresh October 9, 2013 - 3:09 pm


Shanthi October 9, 2013 - 1:58 pm

lovely color…awesome pictures…

Happys Cook October 9, 2013 - 4:12 pm

wow lovely color and inviting to try

Sharans Samayalarai October 9, 2013 - 8:54 pm

wow delicious ladoos.. I was hunting for this recipe during Krishna Jayanthi.. I'm Glad you posted it 🙂

Raks anand October 10, 2013 - 12:08 am

I love this so much and cant resist myself if its there, I finish everything in a day!! 🙂 Will try sometime. looks so tempting

hemalata October 10, 2013 - 2:47 pm

Mouthwatering ladoos, looks so inviting.

Bhuvana October 10, 2013 - 6:38 pm

Nice explanations Jeyashri…..Inspired and planning to try for this Diwali !!!

Sayantani October 12, 2013 - 3:21 pm

wow you prepared them at home! simply awesome.

Priya Vinod October 15, 2013 - 5:45 am

I tried it Jeyashri,,it came very well, Thanks for the elaborate post.
From ur blog i have tried jackfruit payasam,Temple puliyodarai ,,Boondi ladoo as well. all were wonderful. Together u and Raks ( Raks kitchen ) are really doing a great work 🙂
Thanks again and awaiting further to see more such recipes….

Lavi Raj October 21, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Jey, tried this ladoo today with a variation. you are my ladoo guru! Your photographs tempted me to try soon. Thank You!

DV October 23, 2013 - 3:09 pm

Very tempting Jeyashri! But looks like a lot of work 🙁 I'll try one of the other laddus this time.

sathu October 29, 2013 - 8:34 pm

hi jshree what is the purpose of adding rose water is it compulsory? romba rose flavor (like they sometimes add in jangiri) will be cominga.


jeyashri suresh October 30, 2013 - 3:09 pm

Just for flavour only sathya. If not comfortable skip it. else add few drops

Neela Anand November 1, 2013 - 4:07 am

Looks very yummy. I tried from a different recipe. It is a little sticky not soft-firm….u know what I mean? Like in the shops.I feel may be I added a couple of tsp water more. What shd I do?

jeyashri suresh November 1, 2013 - 8:04 am

No need to worry, just keep it in the fridge for 2 hours it will be firm. HAppy diwali

Akila December 18, 2013 - 8:22 am

looks sooo good.. feel to have it.. can u pls tell me how much amount of hot water u added to the mixer?

jeyashri suresh December 22, 2013 - 12:23 pm

I added 2 tblsp i have mentioned this in the post too

Charismatic Chick April 23, 2014 - 6:41 am

Thanks for posting the recipe..can you tell me if I decide not to grind the boondis & just add rose water and nuts directly, would it impact the taste? Also I m looking to freeze the laddoos for an event..how long can I freeze these laddoos? Is 3 months ok? Any tips on freezing and thawing for optimal freshness before serving? Thank you so much

Charismatic Chick April 23, 2014 - 6:41 am

Thanks for posting the recipe..can you tell me if I decide not to grind the boondis & just add rose water and nuts directly, would it impact the taste? Also I m looking to freeze the laddoos for an event..how long can I freeze these laddoos? Is 3 months ok? Any tips on freezing and thawing for optimal freshness before serving? Thank you so much

jeyashri suresh April 23, 2014 - 7:55 am

Thanks for the message. If you don't grind the ladoos it won't affect the taste for sure. But regarding freeezing the ladoos i am clueless as i never attempted freezing foods.Sorry about that

Kalai Vani May 15, 2014 - 4:39 am

Hi jeyashri , tried ur recipe. Great taste. How long can it be kept outside without refrigeration? And mine was very moist. Any tips? How long should the boondis be in the sugar syrup?

jeyashri suresh May 16, 2014 - 3:24 am

You can keep it outside for a day or 2. After that depending on the weather conditions it will spoil soon. After a day you can put it back in the refrigerator. If it is too moist, you can put them in the refrigerator for 2 hours. It will be firm. The boondis need to be in the syrup for just 2 minutes. Once the syrup gets absorbed you can takeout

fufan May 14, 2014 - 10:38 am

Hi jey
If we want to add ghee to these ladoos when should we add?

jeyashri suresh May 16, 2014 - 3:25 am

You can grease your hands with little ghee while making the ladoo balls

karthika krishnan September 26, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Hi, am planning to make this. But when I think of this one thread consistency, I am very scared of it as many times I have gone wrong in that "padham". Can you tell me how many minutes it would take for that "padham" after the sugar is completely dissolved? If not exactly, at least the probable time??

jeyashri suresh September 29, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Hi, thanks for the messgae. Do not worry about the one string consistency. It is very easy and you could easily make it out. Approximately in 5 to 7 minutes of time it will come. Depends on the flame u keep the syrup.

sanjuka rameshwaram September 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm

I Love it thank you…….

sandhya sekar September 28, 2014 - 1:04 pm

Hi jaya akka,
i tried this laddo once but it was a bit soggy and i think the sugar syrup was too much but by mistake i added all the sugar syrup , wt i should do if the laddo becomes soggy nd sugar syrup is more?????

jeyashri suresh September 29, 2014 - 2:21 pm

if you follow this measurement, you will go wrong for sure. In case if the texture of the besan is different , you may get less boondis, in that case just make some more boondis and add to this. Always check for one string consistency of the syrup. Else it will be soggy

sandhya sekar October 1, 2014 - 9:58 am

Oh thank u sooooooo much 🙂

Sundari Nathan October 7, 2014 - 8:56 am

Ladoos look too tempting!! I tried out and came out very well. Pls do visit my blog when u find time.

Sudha Gautam October 16, 2014 - 3:27 pm

Ladoos were awesome tried it today and was fantastic..my only question is how long does it last without getting spoilt as we are adding water in the end to grind it…

jeyashri suresh October 17, 2014 - 11:25 am

It stays well for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.I updated in the post too

Sudha Rajesh October 20, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Hi Jeyashri, should the ravai be roasted?

jeyashri suresh October 25, 2016 - 9:43 am

No just plain rava

Bhavani November 11, 2014 - 10:21 am

Hi jeyashri, I have been following your blog for sometime and ladoo i made was awesome and i got it perfectly. I tried ladoo long before and we had it as only boondi could not shape it properly.

Your blog is very informative and very easy to make as the photographs were very perfecly done. As said A picture speaks thousand words. I appreciate the hardwork you put in for this, Good work and keep continuing.

jeyashri suresh November 12, 2014 - 6:45 am

Thank you so much for the sweet words

Priya Badri November 11, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Hi Jeyashri……… tried it for this diwali and it was a big hit at home ! thanks you so much for your neat and clear instructions ………. please keep up your good work and help us with more and more recipes wanted to post this for so long and just did it today 🙂 i have recommended your page to few of my friends too! cheers – Priya Badri

jeyashri suresh November 12, 2014 - 6:46 am

Thanks a lot priya. Happy to knwo

Charanya Asokan October 26, 2016 - 12:43 pm

Hi so needn't add ghee in this

jeyashri suresh October 27, 2016 - 8:36 am

No ghee in this , if you want you can grease your hands in ghee and make ladoos

lakshmi Ravi October 29, 2016 - 6:21 am

I tried laddu recipe as per ur instructions.. Cant believe it came well.. Thank u so much.. First time for my thala Diwali…

Nitya R Vinod October 29, 2016 - 3:38 pm

I madw laddu using this recipe and everyone loved it at home. Thank you.


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