Boondi Ladoo Recipe | Diwali Sweet Recipes

Most of the time I have tasted only the ladoos that were bought in the sweet shop. I never ever thought that I will attempt it at home. When we were discussing about the list of sweets to be prepared for diwali,  my hubby suggested boondi Ladoos.

At that moment, all I knew about this recipe was it will be a time consuming. Need to prepare boondhi, sugar syrup and then mix together and shape them into Ladoos. I made up my mind to go for this and started perparing it with lot more curiosity. I just enjoyed the process of making boondis, checking the consistency of sugar syrup till it reaches two strings which I experienced for the first time. I felt extremely happy when the ladoo came out in perfect round shape. The taste was ultimate and ofcourse it is the super hit among all the diwali snacks and savories that I made.

Here is the recipe…
Besan / Gram Flour 2 Cups
Sugar 3 Cups + 1/4 Cup
Sodium Bi carbonate A Pinch
Salt A Pinch
Cardamom 1 Teaspoon
Saffron Few Strands
Cashew 10 – 15 Nos
Raisins 10 – 15 Nos
Oil For Frying


Preparation Method
  • Measure Besan and add salt, sodium Bi Carbonate. Mix everything well.
  • Add water little by little mix well without any lumps.
  • Make sure the consistency is thinner than the dosa batter consistency.
  • Heat a tawa with oil and once it is hot, take a laddle full of batter and pour on the laddle with holes.

  • Spread the batter gently. Keep the laddle little closer to the oil so that the boondis will fall in round shapes.
  • If the boondis are flattened, then the consistency is very thin, add little more besan and then pour.
  • Fry the boondis till they are cooked. They need not be cooked till it becomes crispier.

  • Drain the oil and transfer the boondis to a bowl. Repeat the same process and prepare boondis with all the batter and keep it ready.
  • In another pan, add sugar and add water till it gets immersed. Bring it to boil.
  • Add few strands of saffron, cardamom powder.

  • Boil the sugar syrup till it reaches two string consistency. If you place a drop of sugar syrup between the thumb and forefinger. Press it and then release, you should be able to see two individual strings. That is the correct consistency.
  • At that level, turn off the flame and transfer the boondis to the sugar syrup.

  • Add roasted cashew, raisins and mix everything together.
  • All the sugar syrup will get abosrbed by the boondis.
  • Wait till the boondis is warm enough to handle.

  • Take a fistful of boondis and press firmly and shape them like balls.Repeat the process and make ladoos with all the boondis and transfer it to an air tight container once it is cooled down completely.


  1. wow wow perfectly made boondi ladoos :) makes me drool here.. wish i cud grab some now :)

  2. I'm loving it!!! Have made just once by myself... but now I'm tempted to make it soon :)

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