How to make Boondi Laddoo -

A traditional Indian mithai

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Gram flour (besan) , Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

Boondi Laddoo

Boondi Laddoo Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Difficult

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Boondi Laddoo Recipe

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 cups

  • Sugar 2 cups

  • Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cashewnuts 10

  • Raisins 20

  • Green cardamoms 15

  • Saffron (kesar) a few strands

  • Milk a few drops

  • Ghee 1/2 kilogram


Step 1

Shell and powder cardamoms. Add one fourth cup of water to sugar, heat until sugar melts.

Step 2

To check if the sugar syrup is ready, take a drop of the solution and drop it in water - if it remains intact and does not dissolve right away in water, the sugar syrup is ready.

Step 3

Add saffron and cardamom powder to it. (While preparing the sugar syrup, add a few drops of milk. Impurities will collect on the surface in a layer - remove it.)

Step 4

Add soda and water to gram flour and make a paste without lumps. Heat half a kilogram of ghee in a deep frying pan.

Step 5

Put gram flour in boondi maker ( perforated spoon) and drop the boondi directly into the hot ghee. Fry till light yellow. Drain and keep aside.

Step 6

Fry cashew nuts and raisins. Add boondi, cashew nuts and raisins to the sugar syrup and mix. Cool. Rub some ghee on your palms.

Step 7

Make laddoos by squeezing the boondi mixture in your palms and making round balls.

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