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Sweet Boondi Recipe
I have a great love for Sweet Boondi (Boondhi)...okay I admit I have a weakness for sweets.Yes!! I cannot resist when it comes to sweets, I would rather choose the option of walking an extra mile to burn calories instead of controlling myself for sweets...:O So its gala time at home especially for me to taste the array of sweets I am trying for diwali to post here.
Last year I tried kara boondi and from then I gained confidence in getting perfect boondis so got myself the boondi laddle last week for making sweet boondi.And thanks to Lavi for giving me tips for the sugar syrup....This is the first time I making sweet boondi and now I am confident enough to try boondi ladoo...hmm dont think can make it this year, sure to post it soon.
Sweet Boondi Recipe

Sweet Boondi Recipe - Ingredients

Sweet Boondi Recipe
Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Makes : 2 and 1/2 cups
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Besan Flour(Kadalai Maavu) - 1 cup
Cooking soda - a very tiny pinch(mustard size)
Oil - to deep fry
Cloves - 2
Yellow food color - a tiny pinch
Cardamom - 1 powdered
Cashews - 1 tbsp broken
Raisins - 1/2 tbsp
Edible camphor - a very tiny pinch

To make the sugar syrup

Sugar - 3/4 cup
Water - 1/2 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,cloves and fry till golden brown,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 sweet boondi - 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. How to make sweet boondi - Step2
  3. 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.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 sweet boondi - 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.In a broad vessel first add sugar with water till immersing level and heat it up.How to make sweet boondi-Step4
  5. 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.Drain the boondis in a tissue and immediately add it to the prepared warm sugar syrup.Once you add all the boondis add edible camphor,cardamom powder, and ghee fried cashews,raisins and cloves.Mix well  it may look sticky at this time, give atleast an hr or 2 standing time for the boondis to absorb the sugar syrup  and for the sugar to crystallise.How to make sweet boondi-Step5
Store in an airtight container and enjoy your homemade sweet boondis!

Sweet Boondi Recipe

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Sweet Boondi Recipe

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