Monday, May 25, 2009

100th Post...... :) Boondi Laddu



I always thought making boondi laddu was like moving a mountain but one of my relative made it sound so very easy. She said, it would take just 2 cups of besan, sugar and water each!! It sounded very easy, so we gave it a try!!

Ingredients

2 cups Besan (Gram flour)
2 cups sugar
4 cups water
1 tbsp cardamom
2 tbsp cashew nuts
2 tbsp raisins
a pinch of cooking camphor
2 tbsp Ghee (clarified butter)
oil for deep frying



Preparation

Sift the flour and add 2 cups of water to it. The batter should be of dosa batter consistency (not too watery).

Simultaneously, prepare the sugar syrup by adding 2 cups of water to 2 cups of sugar. On medium heat prepare sugar syrup. The consistency of syrup when done should be of honey like thickness (Single string consistency).
In a pan heat ghee and fry the cashew nuts and raisins till golden brown. To this add crushed cardamom powder and cooking camphor (mesmerizing aroma spreads all over your house). Cover the syrup with a lid so that the it does not crystallize.

In a deep bottomed pan heat oil. The oil should be hot enough. When you drop a small drop of batter in the oil, it should immediately bubble up. The oil temperature is the most important aspect to make perfect boondis. If the temperature of the oil reduces the boondis will stick together. The boondis should cook and come up separately.


Hold the steel skimming ladle like the one shown below above the hot oil and pour a small amount of batter to it. Drops of batter fall into the oil and bubble up. Remove the boondis after 5-10 seconds and place them on a paper towel. To see if the boondis are perfectly cooked for laddus, press one in between your finger. It should get squeezed in, instead of cracking and breaking into pieces. Transfer the boondis to the syrup while you are preparing the other lot of boondis. Yes, You need some helping hands!!



The Boondis should completely take up the syrup. This is when you can start preparing laddus. Hold some boondis tightly in your hands and make real tight fist so that the boondis can hold together. It surely needs practice :)



I truly enjoyed the whole episode and the best part was tasting your own home made laddus!!


60 comments:

Kay said...

Oooooooooooooohhhh!!! :) drooooool!

Pavithra said...

Wow thats fantastic.. congrats on your 100th post ..really mouthwatering .. Nice pictures too..

indhu said...

that's an awesome 100th post.. Century with a BANG!
love the pictures :)

- Indhu (www.thayirsaadham.com)

Pavani said...

Congrats on completing 100. Laddus look great and I always thought they are difficult to make, you made it sound easy. Will try soon. Nice pictorial.

meeso said...

Congratulations... Send some laddu my way and we'll celebrate :D

Sonu said...

Congratulations on ur century!:) Boondi laddu looks so beautiful.
Sonu (sevenspice.wordpress.com)

TBC said...

Congrats on completing a 100 posts, Sharmi! :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Congrats on achieving the milestone!!! looks very yummy and nice!!!

Manasi said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Dear Sharmi!!
waht a wonerful post and how befitting for ur century!

Poornima Nair said...

What a wonderful dish to celebrate ur century...the laddoos look perfect...Congratulations on ur milestone.

Prathibha said...

Congrats on ur milestone..
Boondi came out just perfect..n the Laddus are just mouthwatering..I dont think so i can ever try this at home..:)

Vani said...

Happy 100th, Sharmi! Can't blieve you made boondhi at home and then the laddus. Cool!

Miri said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and even more on making these awesome boondi ladoos - these are my favourite kind of sweet!

KavyaNaimish said...

Congrats on ur 100th post..Laddooss luks YummmmmmY..I love to have juicy n fresh home-made laddu..but never dared to try...

Renu said...

Laddoos look sooo delicious !!

Priya said...

Congrats on ur 100th post Sharmi...Wat an excellent way to celebrate this milestone...keep up ur great job yaa!

Happy cook said...

Sharmi this is one of my favourite indian sweet. I love this.
Yours look so so yummy delicous.
Congragulations for hitting the century post.
I do wish i could grab few of those yummy ladoo.

jayasree said...

Congrats on reaching the milestone.Great celebration with boondi laddu. Looks perfect. I am droooling..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow boondi laddo is my favourite...Looks yum....Congrats on your milestone post...Keep rocking...

Bong Mom said...

I would just eat the boondis in syrup. Congrats on the 100th

Suparna said...

Hi,
Congratulations on the century post!! wowie! the bondi laddos look drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroooooool worthy!nice presentation with step wise pictures :)
Have fun!
TC

Kalyani said...

wow congrats on ur 100th post ...... laddu looks so tempting ... its my fav. love the pictures ......

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

boondhi laddoo reminds me of temple prasada... i love them but never tried as i thought they were complicated.... urs look so yummy sharmi. send some parcel plz.

Srivalli said...

Congrats Sharmi..looks so yummy...and you missed my mithai mela..:((

Renuka said...

wow.....laddu looks yummy...i want some of those..

Archy said...

love this boondi ladoo.. looks so gud an perfect shape !!

Mona said...

Wow, thanks for the detailed step step tutorial about the procedure. Reminded me of the bawarchis during my childhood, who would to my house during festive occasions.
They looks delicious.
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rekhas kitchen said...

congrats on your 100th post.Wish you can reach many more like this hummm boondi laddu drool worthy

Susan said...

Besan is sooooo delicious in sweets. These laddu are hard to resist, Sharmi. Congrats on your 100th post. Hope you and the family are well.

Raaga said...

That is too much work for me! Congrats on your 100! :)

Jaya said...

Congrats on 100 post and bondi ladoo looks so yumm..I appreciate your efforts of making the bondi and then rolling into ladoo ..lot of work but I am sure it tastes great ...again congrats
hugs and smiles

Ammu said...

Congrag on ur 100th post. Bondhi ladoo looks delicious. & u made it very easy. Thanks for sharing.

Parita said...

congrats on your 100th post..boondi laddu looks delicious....fab step by step pics :)

Red Chillies said...

Congratulations on your major milestone. Wishes for more to come. The boondi ladoo looks fantastic.

Cilantro said...

Congratulations !!!
I make laddu for every Diwali...I too thought it was big task but once I saw my Mother-in-law make them, it looked easy.

Usha said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, a fantastic way to celebrate with boondi ladoos...the ladoos look just perfect !

Poornima said...

Hey sharmi....congrats on ur 100th post.hope to see more and more posts in near future.

A_and_N said...

Congrats! And the ladoo - I love 'em!

sunita said...

One of my favourite laddoos...yummy! Congrats on the 100th :-)

Hope the kiddos are doing fine :-)

Hari Chandana said...

Hi.. I am a new blooger..
bundi laddoo looks inviting.. thanks for the recipe :)

vinodkumarv said...

You have some great recipes on your site and it would be great if you could share them at FoodShoutOut.com
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Divya Vikram said...

My MIL makes perfect boondi. Great to know u made it from scratch! They look too professional. And congrats on your milestone!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Congrats on your 100 the post. Laddu looks delicious.Nice clicks.

Saee Koranne-Khandekar said...

Hats off to you for attempting! And then of course, many many bows for succeeding! :)

Andhratreat said...

hmmmm....want it now

Lori said...

Wow this is quite a dish. I am very impressed. It looks way to intimidating for me.

Congratulations on your 100th post.

Pritya said...

Wow. that looks like a true labour of love. Also loved your oriya meal on http://www.neivedyam.com/2007/08/oriya-thali.html. Cheers.

forkbootsandapalette said...

stunning pictures...love the recipe...

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

That is an awesome laddu, i know how hard it is get a good shape with these laddus.

Preethi Rajeev said...

wow this looks yumm, thanks for the step by step instructions and pic.

Rona said...

Hi.I make wonderful laddos too.And I do exactly what you do !What a uonderful coincidence.I just want to say your instructions are well laid out and beautifully illustrated.Well done.Rohini (Brunei)

Rona said...

Hi.Just wanted to say that your step by step instructions + illustrations are wonderful.

vanita said...

ok dear will follow the same today and will let u know
happy deepavli
vanita

PAV's said...

wowwwww... It looks delicious. Really mouth watering.

sirisha Tellakula said...

Your recipe is so delicious and simple it made my life easy living in Australia.

sirisha Tellakula said...

Your recipe is so delicious and simple it made my life easy living in Australia.

Shireen Sequeira said...

Yum! These are my most favourite type of laddoos but have never attempted to make them at home! Maybe I will try them soon! U have a lovely space!

Cheers!
Shireen
www.ruchikrandhap.blogspot.com

Shireen Sequeira said...

Yum! These are my most favourite type of laddoos but have never attempted to make them at home! Maybe I will try them soon! U have a lovely space!

Cheers!
Shireen
www.ruchikrandhap.blogspot.com

sun said...

i came across your boondhi laddu recipe when browsing today. The laddus turned out fantastiacally, much to my surprise. Darned good tips about keeping the lid over the sugar syrup and keeping the temp of the oil appropriately hot.
Thanks for sharing and happy Diwali 2011 !

Ashwini said...

The boondi laddu looks tempting...it reminded me of the motichoor laddu which you get in mithai shops

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