Boondi Ladoo Recipe - Boondi Laddu - How to make boondi ladoo | Diwali Sweets Recipes

Boondi Ladoo Recipe
Making Boondi Ladoo / Boondi Laddu is like a dream come true for me...Yes it took me 2 long yrs to convince myself to try this boondi ladoo....I felt proud and contented when the boondis holded together as ladoos as that was the major part I was concerned and worried about.I patted my back when amma said its perfect!! I got this recipe from my neighbours MIL who is an expert in making ladoos.For a first timer I am totally satisfied with the results

Mittu loves Chota Bheem and insisted that I click the ladoos with her chotta bheem doll (which my brother got it from Odyssey) so I clicked and am posted it here :)

Boondi Ladoo Recipe
Thank you Lavi and Sangee for motivating me to try ladoo this year and thanks to Raji for the inspiration for the video.I shared the recipe with my best friend, she made it yesterday and sent the pics, it was soo good Sowmya will be sharing the pic in FB soon. Now lets get on to learn how to make boondi ladoo.
Sweet Boondi Recipe

Boondi Ladoo Recipe - Ingredients

Boondi Ladoo Recipe
Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Makes : 14 ladoos
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Besan Flour(Kadalai Maavu) - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 to 3/4 cup(adjust to get a flowing batter)
Cooking soda - a very tiny pinch(mustard size)
Cloves - 2
Yellow food color - a tiny pinch
Cardamom - 2 powdered
Cloves - 2 powdered
Cashews - 1/2 tbsp broken
Sugar Candy - 15
Raisins - 1/2 tbsp
Edible camphor - a very tiny pinch
Oil - to deep fry

To make the sugar syrup

Sugar - 1 and 1/2 cups
Water - 3/4 cup(sugar should be just immersed so adjust accordingly)


  1. In a pan - add a tsp of ghee and fry add cashews fry till slightly browned then add raisins and fry till golden brown,powder cloves and elachi using hand mortar and pestle,keep aside.Sieve besan flour with soda and transfer it to a mixing bowl.Add water little by little to form a thick paste.
    How to make boondi ladoo - Step1
  2. Then add more water to form a flowing batter, then add  yellow color.We need 2 laddles for making boondhi : one for making the boondhis and another for draining them from oil.Here is where we need to be very careful. If the 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 on top of the preheated oil. If it drops as perfect rounds then the batter is perfect.Pour one ladle of batter over the ladle with the hole holding it just above the oil as shown in the picture. How to make boondi ladoo - Step2
  3. It will drip down by itself, you can even spread it using the laddle in circular motion(like we make dosa) for quicker process.Turn over to cook on both sides evenly.It should not be crispy just cooked.
    How to make boondi ladoo - Step3
  4. Wipe off the boondi laddle with a cloth for each batch.Alternatively you can wash the boondi laddle and wipe it clean and then start the next batch.Repeat to finish the entire batter.Simultaneously, In a broad vessel first add sugar with water till immersing level and heat it up.Check for single string consistency ie If you take a drop between your thumb and index finger you can see a single string forming as shown below in the 1st thumbnail - thats the right consistency,Set aside.How to make boondi ladoo - Step4
  5. Drain the boondis in a tissue and immediately add it to the prepared warm sugar syrup.Once you add all the boondis add fried cashews,raisins,edible camphor,cardamom powder,cloves powder and sugar candy.Mix it wellWhen its still warm enough to handle with your hands shape them into ladoos.I didnt grease my hands, just squeeze and press tight to shape the ladoos.The syrup and oil will squeeze out while pressing which helps the ladoos becoming moist, but after the sugar crystallises it will become dry.How to make boondi ladoo - Step5
Store in an airtight container and enjoy your homemade sweet boondi ladoos!

Boondi Laddu Recipe

My Notes:

See who is been treated with the homemade ladoos that I made yesterday?!  :) I didnt click this below pic to post it in the website but since my daughter demanded it to be here...:O
Boondi Laddu Recipe

Labels: , , ,