Boondi ladoo or kunja ladoos is a popular sweet all across India. Boondis are made with besan or better known a gram flour. they are deep fried in ghee and then sugar coated. These ladoos are usually made for festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, Diwali etc.
- Besan/ bengal gram flour – 1 & ½ cups
- Sugar – 2 & ½ cups
- Green Cardamom – 3 (powdered)
- Cloves – 6
- Edible camphor – 11/8 tsp
- Yellow food color – ⅛ tsp
- Cashews – 12 (broken)
- Raisins – 12
- Sugar candy/kalkandu – 1 tbsp
- Ghee for deep frying – 1+1/2 cup
- In a pan boil sugar with 1 cup of water and food color. Mix it well and when it starts boiling and sugar has completely dissolved, remove from the gas stove.
- Sieve gram flour and add a pinch of food color and mix it with water in a bowl. Make a smooth flowing batter and keep it aside. Heat some ghee in a frying pan and keep it ready to fry the boondis.
- You’ll need a ladle with holes to make boondis. Take a ladle full of batter and pour over through the ladle with holes keeping it just above the oil.
- Fry the boondis till they turn golden colour. Strain the excess ghee and directly dip it in the sugar syrup. Follow the same procedure for the remaining batter.
- Fry cashews and raisins and add it with boondis.
- Now add cloves, camphor and cardamom powder and mix it well.
- When the boondis are warm itself, make medium size balls of it.
Tasty Ladoos are ready for serving.