Motichoor Ladoo | Festival Sweet Recipes



Motichoor Ladoo is something which I always look for whenever I open some assorted sweets box. I just love them. So I wanted to try that in home and looked for the recipe online and started with the preparation. I felt that it is much easier than the usual boondhi ladoo which has to be shaped into balls when the boondhis are little warm. Unlike that, these ladoos are easy to shape and just melts in the mouth. I would suggest the beginners to try this ladoo before trying out boondhi ladoos.




Besan / Gram Flour 2 Cups
Rava/ Sooji 2 Tablespoons
Sodium Bicarbonate A Pinch
Sugar 3 Cups
Cardamom A Pinch
Saffron Few Strands
Rose Water 1 Teaspoon
Almonds 4 Nos (Thinly Sliced)
Natural Orange Food Colour A Pinch (Optional)




Prepartion Method

  • Measure Besan and add rava, 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.



  • Take little batter and add orange food colour and mix well.
  • 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.
  • Similarly make boondis with the batter mixed with orange food colour.



  • 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.



  • Transfer the boondis to the mixer and pulse them for couple of seconds.
  • Transfer the ground mixer to a bowl.


  • Add Chopped Almonds and rose water. Mix everything well and start making Ladoos.
  • After 5 – 10 minutes, it will become firm and it can be transferred to an air tight box.

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