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Friday, April 19, 2013

Boondi Laddu | Boondhi Ladoo

Today I am posting Boondi laddu recipe. As the Tamil New year and vacation came, me and my friend Geetha planned to make sweets. When we asked the kids, they wanted halwa and Laddoo. So made them and kids enjoyed it. The newest fan for Laddu is Tejas and he calls them 'LATTA'.  We have made this laddu once before too together, that is for Diwali.. Actually  she made this as I watched her. ;) She is a very good cook and I am lucky to be near her to enjoy her cooking often. The Laddu tasted awesome and so I wanted to post this in the blog too.  

Boondhi Ladoo recipe
Boondi Laddu

What are the ingredients needed?

To make Boondi
Besan flour/ Kadalai maavu- 1 cup
Water, as needed 
Oil, as needed for frying.

To make sugar syrup
Sugar, 2 cups
Water, 1 cup

Other ingredients
Ghee, 2-3 Teaspoons
Cashew, 7-8 nos
Raisins, 10-12 nos.
Cardamom, 4 nos. (powder them with 2 tablespoons of sugar n keep them ready)

Traditional Boondi ladoo recipe
Boondi Ladoo
How it is made? 
  1. First prepare the sugar syrup by mixing 2 cups of sugar with a cup of water and boil till you get one string consistency and turn off the heat.
  2. Mix besan flour and water, such that the batter is in the consistency of dosa batter.Take care not to add too much water, so add water little by little.
  3. Heat oil in the kadai. Hold the boondi karandi or a perforated laddle on top of the hot oil and pour the besan batter on the laddle and spread the batter in that, so that the batter is dropped in the oil in form of small balls/ Boondis. Fry them and remove them once they are done.Drain them and transfer them to the bowl with prepared sugar syrup.Sugar syrup should be still warm when the boondis are added.
  4. Repeat the process and for the rest of the batter.
  5. Fry raisins and cashews in ghee and add to boondi- sugar syrup and also the powdered cardamom. Mix them well and let them rest for half an hour. Sometimes for an hour or two till its easy to form the ladoos. 
  6. Then apply ghee to hand and roll them into balls  and let them rest for few more minutes and then store them in airtight containers.

Easy to make traditional laddu recipe

  • To check the one string consistency of the sugar syrup, when they are boiling, drop a little in a small cup of water and the syrup shouldnt be dissolved in the water, but when you touch it with two fingers(thumb and index finger) together then a string has to be formed when you move them apart. 
  • While frying check the temperature of the oil. Once you remove a batch, if the oil is not hot enough then wait for the temperature to rise, before adding the new batch.
  • Also regularly wipe the back of the boondi karandi/ perforated laddle regularly to get the proper shape of boondis. 


  1. Tempting latta,I mean Ladoos...nice clicks,loved the blue background....

  2. inviting...drooling laddoos...like tejas me too will call it as latta...

  3. Ladoo(Latta) looks so perfect,last week me too prepared it,those all vanished quickly & lovely clicks!!

  4. Delicious Lattas!..Looks beautiful

  5. like the name latta :) very cute..
    like the background divya.. delicious ladoo..

  6. Irresistable ladoos!!! You've perfectly made it too :) Yum!!!

  7. yummy lattas dear :) looks so perfect and tempting me !!

  8. tempting ladoo,wish i could have them now.

  9. Ladoos look super dear...Tejas has given a cute name...

  10. u will not believe divya yesterday i was dreaming about my mama making boondhi ladoo and today this is ur post...shocked! lovely ladoo

  11. Cute and delicious looking,looks yum

  12. Wow superb laddoo Divs so tempting :-) tejas ladoo love u more ;-)

  13. I love this a lot.can i come over

  14. Laddoos looks fabulous and especially i love that name given by Tejas, Latta sounds damn cute.. Blue bg looks great sis.

  15. wow..so tempting and delicious looking laddus, u tempted akshay so badly..paavam venum nu solran :)
    superb clicks n neat presentation..love the bg too :)

  16. very tempting n super cute shpaes laddus...

  17. Divya they look perfect and quite tempting!

  18. Yummy ladoos, and beautiful clicks..

  19. Looks delicious, perfectly made.

  20. Wow, delicious and mouthwatering, I just want eat it virtually. I am great ladoo fan. Thanks a lot for sharing...

  21. Delicious boondhi laddoo. Looks perfect.

  22. Love it ..beautiful presentation!

  23. My favourite laddo


  24. my bro's all time fav...im not sweet tooth so i never made this before...looks very inviting that's what my bro said...hehehe

  25. delicious laddu n gr8 clicks dear...

  26. delicious ladoos..clicks look awesome..

  27. lovely laddus,looks yummy!!

  28. wow Divya...my mom makes ladoos but i thought it is not possible for me to do..so never tried to learn from her..after seeing your preparation method..now i am pretty clear about that process..soon i am going to try it..thank you..

  29. My most favorite sweet and my younger kiddo's as well. I do know it is very easy to make but then as I'm a lazy one, I never do it and only assist my MIL when she visits me. Mouthwatering snaps.

  30. Super Divya akka..Lovely clicks and super delicious ladoos :) Looks just like my Grandma's version... :)


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