boondi ladoo  Recipe

boondi ladoo Recipe

30 mins
3-4 servings
10 mins



I vividly remember the first time I attempted to make Boondi Ladoos at home. It was a rainy afternoon, and the aroma of freshly made sweets wafted through the air, filling the kitchen with warmth and nostalgia. As I stirred the batter and watched the tiny droplets sizzle in the hot oil, I couldn't help but feel a sense of accomplishment brewing within me. Boondi Ladoos have always been a favorite in my family, and the thought of recreating this beloved treat brought me immense joy.




Recipe of Boondi Ladoo




For Boondi:

  • Besan (Gram Flour) – 1 cup
  • Water – as needed
  • Oil – for frying

For Sugar Syrup:

  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Liquid Glucose – 2 tsp
  • Kevda Water – 2 tsp
  • Elaichi (Cardamom) Powder – 1 tsp

For Finishing:

  • Sugar Syrup – as needed
  • Elaichi (Cardamom) Powder – 1 tsp
  • Magaz Seeds – 2 tsp
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Chopped Pistachios – 1 tsp





For Boondi:

  1. In a bowl, mix besan with water to make a smooth batter.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan.
  3. Pour the batter onto a boondi jhara (perforated spoon) and tap it over the kadhai carefully to form boondi.
  4. Fry the boondi until they are crispy and light brown.
  5. Remove the fried boondi from oil and drain excess oil.

For Sugar Syrup:

  1. In a pan, combine sugar and water to make sugar syrup over low flame.
  2. Add liquid glucose and mix well.
  3. Add kevda water and elaichi powder, and continue boiling the syrup.

For Finishing:

  1. Put the fried boondi into the sugar syrup and let them soak completely.
  2. Continue mixing over low flame for 1-2 minutes, then set aside for 2-3 more minutes.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a thali and add elaichi powder, magaz seeds, ghee, and mix well.
  4. When the mixture is still slightly warm, shape it into ladoos.
  5. Finish each ladoo with chopped pistachios.

Enjoy your delicious Boondi Ladoo!




About the Recipe


Boondi Ladoos are a traditional Indian sweet made from small, deep-fried chickpea flour pearls called "boondi." These delectable treats are often flavored with cardamom and garnished with nuts, making them a popular choice for festivals and celebrations. The key to perfect Boondi Ladoos lies in achieving the right consistency of the batter and syrup, ensuring that each ladoo is soft, moist, and bursting with flavor.



Cooking Tips


  • Consistency is Key: Ensure that the batter is neither too thick nor too thin. It should have a pouring consistency to form round boondis.
  • Temperature Control: Maintain the oil at a medium heat to prevent the boondis from becoming too dark or soggy.
  • Syrup Soaking: Allow the boondis to soak in the sugar syrup for just the right amount of time to achieve the perfect level of sweetness without making them overly soggy.
  • Garnishing: Add a touch of elegance by garnishing the ladoos with chopped nuts like almonds, pistachios, or cashews before shaping them into balls.



Pairing Guide


Boondi Ladoos pair wonderfully with a hot cup of chai or coffee, making them an ideal accompaniment for tea time or after-dinner indulgence. These sweet treats also complement festive spreads and make for delightful gifts during special occasions.




Frequently Asked Questions about Boondi Ladoos


  1. How long do Boondi Ladoos stay fresh?

    • Boondi Ladoos can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.
  2. Can I make Boondi Ladoos ahead of time?

    • Yes, Boondi Ladoos can be prepared in advance and stored for several days, making them a convenient option for festive preparations.
  3. Can I customize the flavor of Boondi Ladoos?

    • Absolutely! You can add your favorite spices such as saffron or nutmeg to the batter to customize the flavor according to your preference.
  4. Are Boondi Ladoos gluten-free?

    • Yes, Boondi Ladoos are gluten-free as they are made from chickpea flour, which is naturally gluten-free.
  5. How do I ensure that the boondis are round and uniform in size?

    • To achieve round and uniform boondis, make sure that the batter consistency is just right and use a perforated ladle or slotted spoon to drop the batter into the hot oil.
  6. Can I make Boondi Ladoos without using food color?

    • Yes, you can omit the food color and rely on natural ingredients like saffron or turmeric for a golden hue.
  7. What should I do if my sugar syrup crystallizes?

    • If your sugar syrup crystallizes, simply add a few drops of lemon juice and gently heat it until the crystals dissolve.
  8. Can I freeze Boondi Ladoos?

    • It's not recommended to freeze Boondi Ladoos as they may lose their texture and flavor upon thawing.
  9. How can I prevent the boondis from absorbing too much oil?

    • Ensure that the oil is at the right temperature before frying, and fry the boondis in small batches to maintain consistency.
  10. Are Boondi Ladoos vegan?

    • Yes, Boondi Ladoos are vegan-friendly as they do not contain any animal products or by-products.