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Homemade Boondi Laddu | How to make Bundi Ladoo ~ Vinayaka Chaturthi 2014 Recipes

>>  Saturday, July 26, 2014

For the last and final day of celebrating Vinayaka Chaturthi Festival Dishes, I have for you some homemade Boondi Laddus. I have never been keen on Laddos, atleast the boondi laddoo types. This laddo is the most commonly prepared sweet for any pooja or occasion in most south Indian families. Mine was no different.

Be it pooja or wedding, cooks who are proficient in making these laddos are called home and huge tin after tin gets prepared. The Boondi Laddo tastes best when eaten hot, I don't really much care for the crystallized laddos after a day or two. However these laddos stay good for a week or ten days.

Amma has always made many such festival sweets and savories for each and every festival, especially to distribute to our neighbours. Over a period, we saw her engaging special cooks for making these traditional dishes, as she was finding it hard to continue. This tradition got stopped as well and we resorted to buying from shops, as we saw them making excellent ones and we decided it was not really worth making at home.

As such there are hardly any takers for these sweets. Amma makes it very less quantity for pooja neivedyam alone. I make do with regular neivedyams.

Come Ganesh Chaturthi or Deepavali, I end up asking Amma what special can I cook for posting on the blog. We have almost exhausted our regular ones, referred many of our books as well. So the list is quite huge.

Initial I had another special festival dish for the third day. Since I ended up making two laddos, I decided I should make these Boondi Laddos. Amma somehow never makes it herself. So this was a first attempt for us both. Even though I don't prefer eating laddos as such, I sort of ended up liking the Motichoor laddu. It's very juicy!

So my next attempt would be that of course. While I was thinking about the boondi laddo, I remembered the colourful boondis that are also made, so while checking it out, I landed here and I decided I would also do the colourful boondi laddos.

Making the batter for the boondis
Mixing in food colours of green and orange
Making the sugar syrup
 Frying the colourful boondis

 Making in the laddos..
Homemade Boondi Laddu  

Ingredients Needed for makaing Boondi Laddu:

Besan / Bengal Gram flour - 2 cups
Water to make the batter - 1/2 - 3/4 cup approx. (The consistency should be flowing one)
Food Colour  Orange and Green

For the Sugar Syrup

Sugar  2 cups
Water for sugar syrup  1 & 1/2 cups

Oil for deep-frying the Boondis

Roasted cashew, raisins, ghee for garnish.

How to make Boondi 

For the Boondi

Take the flour in a big bowl, slowly mix in water and make a flowing consistency batter. Remove 2 tbsp each for the green and orange colour batter into another bowl.

Take a kadai and heat the oil in it for frying the boondis.

Using the boondi making ladle, pour the batter and gently press or tap down. Be ready to remove the boondi almost immediately, as it might get burnt or overcooked.

Once the boondis are cooked, remove to a kitchen towel.

Repeat the same process for all the three coloured batter. Keep it aside.

For the Sugar Syrup 

Tke a thick bottom pan and add water and sugar to it and heat this on medium to low flame to form one thread consistency sugar syrup. Keep stirring in between and switch off when it almost forms one thread string. This takes about 10 mins. 

For making the Laddos 

When all the boondis are fried, add them to the sugar syrup and mix well. add the roasted cashews, raisins and ghee. Mix everything well. While it is still hot, starting pressing them as ladoos.

Wet your palm nicely before making the ladoo. Press between your fist and do this quickly as the boondis will be still hot. 

When the laddos have formed the shap, press again to ensure they hold their shape.


Notes

For extra shine to your ladoos, apply ghee on your palms and reshape your ladoos the final time.

Wet your palms each time you form the ladoos.

Sugar Syrup should be of one thread consistency or one step before that.

As soon as you deep fry the bundis keep pouring them into the sugar syrup, stir well and then form the ladoos.

You can make just one colour boondi laddo as well.

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6 comments :

vaishali sabnani July 26, 2014 at 4:34 PM  

wow..they look so gorgeous..I have always loved these ladoos but never attempted...though would love to do a series of ladoos provided some body eats..hard and tough thought!!..but truly loving these!!

Hamaree Rasoi July 26, 2014 at 5:39 PM  

I love them as they are so colorful and Ganesh ji would bless you for making his fav

Priya Suresh July 27, 2014 at 10:37 PM  

Cute and colourful laddoos, my daughter call this laddoos as rainbow laddoos, lovely choice Valli.

Sapana Behl July 27, 2014 at 11:34 PM  

Beautiful ladoos and very well made ! Good one...

Harini-Jaya R July 30, 2014 at 10:23 PM  

Very neat. I have attempted laddus a couple of times at home but couldn't take pictures. I am due to make them again this season. Lets see if I can do that!

Usha August 5, 2014 at 9:16 PM  

Although I was not fond of traditional sweets growing up, now I eat pretty much all the sweets except boondi laddu. For some reason I just can't get myself to eat it. Even the Tirupati laddu I eat very little just because it is prasadam.

You do have a nice collection of ganesh idols.

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