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Boondi Ladoo and Happy Diwali



Boondi ladoo

Happy Diwali to all my friends and readers!Wish you all a happy and prosperous Diwali....a year filled with prosperity, success and joy!
I know every one are in a festive spirit and to celebrate Diwali I made these ladoos.Boodi ladoo is one of the most popular Indian sweet.It is part of temple poojas, festive occasions and a must for Indian weddings.  Boondi ladoo is one sweet that I never get tired of! Love this since childhood and I still enjoy this divine sweet. This is my first attempt to make them at home. For me the boondi making part was easy, but I guess shaping the ladoos needs more patience and practice. Try this for Diwali,you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Gram flour-1 1/2 cup
Salt -a pinch
Baking soda- a pinch
Water- approximately 3/4 cup

Syrup
Sugar- 2 1/2 cup
Water- 1 1/3 cup
Food color- a few drops(Optional)
Cardamon- 4-5
Clove crushed-2

Garnish
Ghee- 3 tbs
Cashew nut and raisins - a few
Kalkandu/rock candy- 2 tbs(optional)



Mix sugar and water and bring it to boil. Allow this to simmer and attain one thread consistency. Add food color,cardamon and crushed clove and keep this syrup warm.
Meanwhile sieve gram flour and mix salt,baking soda  and water. Add water little by little. It should not be too thick or too thin(running batter consistency).
Heat oil in a wide pan,approximately 3 cups. When the oil is hot take spoon fulls of batter and pour into a slotted spoon positioned just above the oil. Do not position it too high or the batter will not drop as small pearl round. Gently tap the slotted soon with you hands and the batter will drop through the holes of the laddle into the oil. Fry them till it is cooked and slightly golden and drain into paper towels. Continue to fry in batches.
Add these fried boondis into warm syrup and mix.
Heat ghee in a pan and fry raisins and cashew nuts and add this too along with rock candy. Allow this to cool a bit,take handfuls and shape into small balls.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!

Comments

  1. diwali wishes to u and ur family dear.. well made..

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  2. Happy diwali dear... Laddoos look so tempting

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  3. Happy Diwali to you and your family dear. laddoos looks delicious.

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  4. Happy Diwali to you and your family dear.looks soo delectable n delicious :)

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  5. Normally I don like laddus but still I make for my family sometimes. Laddu looks tempting.

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  6. Lovely Laddoos Suja...Wishing you and your family a very happy Diwali.

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  7. looking so tempting ki grab it now.wish happy diwali to to u and family

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  8. Yummy Laddus....looks so perfect dear...Happy Diwali to u and ur family...:)

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  9. That looks like a perfect boondi ladoo Suja.. I made 75 of them just yesterday for a friend.
    Nice clicks dear.
    Wish u and familyy a very happy Diwali.

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  10. My God,you are tempting me to eat laddoos ? SInful cute laddoos Suja...happy Diwali to you as well.

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  11. nice ladoos suja...Happy Diwali to you and ur family...

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  12. very tempting laddus!!! Happy Diwali to you all too!!
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - CWF - Whole Wheat Flour

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  13. Thanks you all for the wishes and for stopping by
    Wish you all a happy and prosperous Diwali!

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  14. looks perfect n yummmm, Mahesh made them yday,, its so cloudy here so couldn't take pics .. happy Diwali to u n family

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  15. yummy and inviting laddoo..
    http://www.indiantastyfoodrecipes.com/

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  16. Delicious ladoo Suja, perfect n yum
    Happy Diwali wishes to you and family dear!!

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  17. Boondi ladoo adipoli Suja, Love it. Happy diwali to you and your family.

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  18. Happy Diwali..your ladoos look very yummy.

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  19. ladoo is so yummy.my favourite one:)Am a new blogger.will you support me?am following you:)

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  20. Belated diwali wishes to you and your family. Those cuties looks very attractive and absolutely prefect.

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  21. Hope you had a lovely diwali Suja..I have a soft heart for boondi laddos and they have come out delicious , making boondi from scratch adds more flavour..hugs

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