Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Boondi Ladoo Recipe

  • Besan flour (kadala mavu) : 1 cup
  • Water : 1/2 to 3/4 cup (adjust to get a flowing batter)
  • Orange food color : a small pinch
  • Cardamom : 2 powdered
  • Cashews & Raisins : just for garnishing
  • Ghee : to deep fry
For sugar syrup
  • Sugar : 1 1/4 cups
  • Water : 3/4 cup

  1. Sieve besan flour and add water little by little to form a thick paste. Then add more water to form a flowing batter. Add orange color and mix well.
  2. We need 2 ladles, one for making boondis and another one for draining them from oil. We need to be very careful about batter consistency, if batter consistency is not perfect the balls will not be round and it will have tails. To check if the batter is in correct consistency, first take a spoon and dip the backside of the spoon into batter and hold it over the heated oil. If it drops as perfect rounds then the batter is perfect. Otherwise dilute the batter and check again.
  3. Pour one ladle of batter over the ladle with the hole for making boondi. It will drip down by itself, you can even spread it using the ladle in circular motion. It should not be crispy, we must take it in the just cooked stage. Drain it using the second ladle and remove to a paper towel.
  4. Repeat to finish the entire batter.
  5. At the same time take sugar with water in a wide pan and heat it up. Boil until one string consistency. Check for one string consistency by taking a drop between your thumb and index finger, you can see a single string forming between your fingers. Take care while doing this, wet your hands before checking. Otherwise hot sugar syrup will burn your hands. You can check the cosistency by adding drops of sugar syrup in a bowl of water. If it is in right consistency sugar syrup will form a soft ball in the water. Now off the flame and set aside.
  6. Add cardamom powder into the sugar syrup and add boondis into it. Mix it well and wait for sometime to make ladoos.
  7. When its still warm enough to handle with your hands shape them into ladoos. 
  8. You can garnish this laddos with fried cashews and raisins. Enjoy!!