BOONDHI LADDOO

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

BOONDHI LADDOO

BOONDI LADOO

Laddu is a very popular indian sweet. Festivals of India is incomplete without this classic Indian sweet. We can make different varieties of laddu like boondi ladoo, besan ladoo, almond ladoo, coconut laddu, etc. Gulab jamun, shahi tukda, modak, halwa, phirni, kulfi etc are some other very popular Indian desserts or sweets. An indian meal is incomplete without a sweet or dessert. Here am sharing the recipe of one of our favorite sweets recipes, boondi ladoo. Though there are wide varieties of ladoo recipes, I prefer boondi ladoo for special occasions like festivals, weddings and like so. This is so simple to make and a no fail recipe. So let us see how to make boondi laddu at home/ laddu recipe/ sweets recipes/ Indian sweets/ kids sweets.



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INGREDIENTS

Ghee                           - 1 tsp
Oil                               - for frying the boondi
Raisins                         - for  decoration

For sugar syrup
Sugar                           - 1 cup
Water                           - half a cup

For boondi batter
Gram flour / besan     - 2 cup
Water                          - 1 cup + little more
Yellow color               - a drop, can use saffron strands instead

PREPARATION











  • In a bowl, add gram flour (sieved) and mix it with water little by little to make a smooth batter.  It is very important to beat the paste properly for a soft boondi (check the image).  The consistency of the batter is very important. Not so thick nor so thin. For checking the right consistency, add a drop of this batter in hot oil. If the batter floats on the top of oil without sinking, then the batter is the right consistency.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel. I used a non-stick wok. 
  • Take a frying ladle with holes. (Boondi laddoo is actually made using a special ladle but still, we can make it using our ordinary ladle with holes).
  • Pour the paste with a spoon through this ladle into the hot oil.( The oil must not be too hot). You will hear a sizzling sound.  If the boondi is flat, then the batter is thin. If the boondi is long with tail, then the batter is thick. Fry the boondi  and stir them well.  Do not make crispy boondis or fry for more. (If your boondi is crisp, it is difficult to absorb sugar syrup.)
  • Strain them and transfer it to a plate. 
  • Now heat sugar and water until u reach a one string consistency.
  • When whole boondis are done, add this prepared boondi to the hot sugar syrup. Let it rest in sugar syrup for 5 minutes or until the syrup cools slightly.
  • Then add a teaspoon of ghee and shape the boondi mixture into ladoo. Decorate with raisins.
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