Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Boondi Ladoo

Do you think I developed overnight a sweet tooth? Wait; you are wrong, I do have a short list of sweet posts in my blog. Most of my readers are aware about my taste bud.
Hindus Festival specially Diwali is much represented by sweet/mittai, crackers and lights. People share a sweet box and bond the friendship much stronger.
For those who relish all those delicacies, it is much waited festival to devour and hike their sugar level! For me, it is just a pile of boxes occupying the table, ready to get rid soon :)
Two more weeks to go for Diwali, I will prepare all the goodies just two days before. Definitely, I won’t be able to blog immediately. Luckily, while looking my personal picture archive, I found some sweet made for Diwali few years back. The snaps are not too attractive. I will update my pictures of this year festival later. But I make every year those laddoos. I religiously follow the recipe of Malliga Badrinath and each time it is huge success. There is no way to mess around.

Special kitchen tool needed to make boondis:



Only thing you need is a boondi plate/laddle to make boondis or I would suggest to make if you one colander with handle ( I bought it in walmart). Bondis are much smaller size but doesn't matter !
Boondi ladoo
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Ingredients

Besan flour/Bengal gram flour: 1 cup
Rice Flour: 1 tsp
Kesari color: a pinch (option) But I used to get the yellow color ladoo
Baking soda: a pinch
Oil: enough to deep fry

Mix all the dry ingredients together and add water slowly. The batter should be at Bajji consistency (not too runny or thick)
Heat the oil for deep-frying. Hold the boodi plate or colander over the heated oil. Pour a big ladle of batter, hit the side of ur plate with a spoon, it should drip through the hole. Don’t make crispy the bondis, they should be soft take when they are off cooked and drain in paper towel.

Note: if the batter is watery, the boondi are flatten if the batter is very thick doesn’t pass through the hole!

Ingredients should be added in sugar syrup:
Cashew: few broken
Saffron: few strands
Raisins: 1 tbsp
Rock sugar/sugar candy/Kalkandu: few pieces
Clove: 3 or 4 powdered
Green cardamom: 5 or 6 powdered
Ghee/ or soy butter: 1 tsp

Fry the cashew and raisins in Ghee and keep aside.

Sugar syrup:

Ingredients:
Sugar:
1 ½ cup
Water: 1/2 cup

Mix the sugar and water in a pot.
Bring it to boil.
Sugar should dissolve and let the syrup become to ½ string consistency.(I would say, once it starts to boil leave exactly 7 to 9 min and check the syrup! It should be 1/2 string consistency).
Take out from the stove and add the saffron, green cardamom, clove powder, cashew, rock sugar and raisins + boondi. The sugar syrup should not be hot or cooled.
Cover the mixture and let it cool sometimes. When the mixture is still warm, or if u think u can handle the heat makes the ladoo or form a shape of small balls.

Can be stored in airtight container later. No need of refrigeration!



*Sending my ladoos to Sweet series event hosted by Mythreyee.

*Another event hosted by Pallavi "Yummy festival Feast"

*The JFI event originated by Mahanandi , this month is geared up with festival treats by Srivalli.

There is only a small amount of ghee used, For making Vegan, you can substitute into soy butter the ghee or even skip frying the nut & dry raisin in ghee or even toast dry.

*Sending the sweet to my dear Vegan Blogger Vaishu who is celebrating with Vegan sweet this festival month.

Happy Ayyuda Pooja to friends, family and readers!

49 comments:

mitr_bayarea said...

Cham- Happy Ayudha puja to you and what a great feast of sweets for the eyes, boondi ladoo-wow, my mouth is watering.

Curry Leaf said...

Bravo Cham for making this.Looks yummy.Happy Ayudha Pooja

srikars kitchen said...

Wow.. looks really tempting... nice entry...

kamala said...

Wow..Cham all my fav sweets are in the plate..Delicious !!!

Usha said...

Hey Cham this looks delicious and perfect...I love almost all sweets but this one is special...even we make it for Diwali :-)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Ladoo looks so good cham. Nice recipe. Will try it for sure for this diwali. YUM!

Divya Vikram said...

Before I could finish reading your post I felt as if I had eaten a laddoo! Am drooling Cham..Happy Ayudha Pooja

aparna said...

Looks yummy and delicious.

anudivya said...

Awesome Cham! I made boondi laddu 2 years back for Diwali, still have those pics. After seeing yours, you have re-kindled my love for laddus, making it this time for Diwali!

Sangeeth said...

wow! looks so perfect! I have never tried kalakandh! good one yaar!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow.. u make boondhi laddoos at home? i have never tried them.. thought it's diff to make. looks great cham.

sowmya said...

boondi ladoo look really good..i love your plate with sweets..happy dassera!!

Pearlsofeast said...

Hurray!!!, u made boondi ladoo,This is amazing.

LG said...

Wish you happy Vijayadashmi Cham :) Sweet plate ..am all drooling now, boondi looks good :)

Priti said...

Happu Dussehra Cham....Ladoo looking delicious, as the matter of fact everything looking yum in that plate.

Sireesha said...

Happy Dusshera to you and Your Family Cham !!!

Boondi ladoo is my favorite one .....I am drooling over plate of sweets wanted to eat just right now...

Shreya said...

Such a lovely array of sweets. I love boondi laddoo. never made at home. Will try this. Bookmarked:-) Happy Dussera.

jayasree said...

Perfect ladoos. Have never attempted making them at home. Its one of my to-be-tried recipe.

Pallavi said...

This is an all time favorite..for everyone in my house ! Happy Dasara to you too Cham. Thanks for the lovely entry.. !!

Priyanka said...

Boondi laddoo look delicous...takes me back to this temple back in Ahmedabad where they offer one of the best boondi laddoos as prasad.

Vaishali said...

Hi Cham, such lovely laddus. I just love boondi laddus: we'd always have them during festivals and special occasions at home, and I do miss them. Love your vegan recipe.

Happy cook said...

Oh why didn't you post this recipe before i went to India. I remeber making these laddos last year and struggling for making the boondies with a small slotted spoon.
It i had known about this special spoon i woiuld have bought one.
I love laddos, they are my favourite Indian sweet.
These looks delicious.

Madhavi said...

Hatts off to u Cham, ladoo looks amazing, delicious entry dear!!!

Richa said...

dear cham, Wish you a Happy Dassera!
u sure are a pro at making these mithai, looks so good!

Laavanya said...

Happy Vijayadasami to you Cham. The laddus are just perfect and look yum.

Uma said...

Hat's off to your patience to make these delicious laddus Cham! I am so afraid to make these due to the process involved in it. But if someone makes these for me I will be there to finish all those yummy laddus. So tell me when you want me to come!

Happy dasara to you and your family.

meeso said...

Great looking treats!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

really a feast for eyes with all those sweets,Nice entry for the event! I have to try making sweet bhoondi at home....may be for this diwali...thanx for sharing:)

Seena said...

yum, yum, nothing to say.. :P

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks awesome. I love ladoos a lot. Bookmarked! will try this soon and let you know. Thanks for sharing and nice entry to the event.

SweetBites said...

hi Cham, enjoyed reading ur blog. i've made ladoo before and my recipe is quite similar to urs but i've given up doing it coz i cannot handle the heat when shaping the ladoos. after seeing ur ladoos, i'm tempted to try again.

vandana rajesh said...

Delicious ladoos cham.They would make a great lunch box special that kids would love.

Illatharasi said...

Wow yummy ladoos... had eaten long before :( its too tempting:)

Aparna said...

Seasons' Greetings, Cham.
Brings back memories of my grandmother making these at home, warm and fragrant and absolutely delicious.
I just haven't mustered the courage to make these myself, yet. :)

Suma Rajesh said...

this looks perfect...

Sujatha said...

Gal, I am drooling on your laddooos!!! I just finished boasting up my liking for ladoos in my last post, and here I am seeing this absolutely delicious looking laddoos.. :) could you parcel a few for me?? ;-)

Divya Kudua said...

Belated Navrathri wishes and advance Diwali wishes Cham...your step by step recipe and description is great and am really tempted to try it out this Diwali..I need to get the boondhi plate soon and am gonna follow your recipe..!!

DEESHA said...

wow .. looks yummy .. i have always loved boondi laddoos ...

Priya said...

Am drooling on ladoo...delicious Cham..great work..

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Sunshinemom said...

Cham, I appreciate that you have kept traditional sweets alive even there:) I know Mallika Badrinath's recipes have to be a winner, but then you are a perfect executor of those recipes which is what makes them tasty:)

Vidhya said...

wow Cham, ladoo looks yummy. There is a surprise waiting for you in my blog. Please check out.

Andhra Flavors said...

mouth watering traditional dish cham!

Sireesha said...

Cham there is a surprise waiting for you in my blog. Check out:)

Jaishree said...

Wow..Cham all my fav sweets are in the plate.looks really tempting... nice entry...

ANJALI J. said...

i had never thoght of attempting boondi ladoo.. i didnt even know how to make them.. Now i cant use ur recipe as guide.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Sweets look really awesome and a great presentation too... Hope you had a great pooja and weekend too...

Srivalli said...

Thats a lovely one cham..thanks for sending it!