Oct 27, 2008

Sweet Boondi...

Firstly, Wish you all a very Happy Diwali. Hope the festival of lights brings joy, health and happiness to one and all.

Now, if you have guessed from the title, yes, my intention was to make Boondi Laddus, but something went wrong somewhere and this post turns out to be just Sweet Boondis ;)..
I think the sugar syrup I made was too less and moreover a little beyond the required consistency, hence couldn't bind the boondis at all. Better luck next time, but nonetheless, they tasted great, so no regrets there. It didn't take us much time to finish the whole thing all at one shot. It reminded me of the sweet boondis offered in temples.


For Boondi
Besan/Gramflour - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/4 cup approx.

For syrup
Water - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup

You also need
Raisins, roasted in ghee/butter - 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp


- In a pan, take the water and sugar quantities mentioned for the syrup and boil till you get a one-string consistency.
- Mix the besan with the water and form a smooth batter without any lumps.
- In a kadhai, heat oil. Hold the skimmer/jharana/ladle with tiny holes that you use for deep-frying, about an inch above the hot oil, pour the besan batter on the ladle such that the batter drops down though the tiny holes of the ladle and forms boondis in oil.
- Adjust the consistency of the batter if you feel that the batter is too thick or too thin to drop down.
- Take out the boondis from the oil once they stop sizzling and add to hot syrup, so that they soak in the syrup.
- Once all the boondis are added to the syrup, add in the cardamom powder, and the raisins and mix the boondis well so that the syrup is evenly coated on them.
- Leave for about 10 mins and take them out and spread on a dry plate till they dry up.
- Ready to eat.
- If keeping for later, once cooled completely, store in air-tight container.

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Priya said...

I love boondis...if they r sweet, needless to say how they will taste...looks delicious..

Shilpa said...

Wish you and your family a very happy diwali Maya. I wanted to make these too, but since we already had sweet overdose, I had to postpone it to next festival :).

Sangeeth said...

lovely boondis.....looks yummy!

Sagari said...

we call this as loose ladoo ,it looks delecious maya

Meera said...

Wow! You made sweet boondis at home? Hats off to you. They look so yummy.

Hope you all are having a wonderful Diwali.

Purnima said...

Maya, you attempted boondis! Forget the ladoos, these look so tempting! I never tried my hand at any sweet which mentions 'ek-taari-paank' as its a clean bouncer for me ! :D (Hey Meera had posted ice-cream frm sweets last diwali...after you hv enough left over, maybe you can try those! :) ) HAPPY DIWALI again!

Vandana said...

Sweet Boondi looks great!