Bhoondhi Ladoo is one of my favourites in indian sweets. So thought why not let me try making it so with the help of mom i tried this sweet.
STEP 1:Bhoondhis are made with kadalai mavu (besan flour). Take a mixing bowl and add 2 cups of kadalai mavu make sure that the flour is with out lumps, if so then sieve it then to the sieved flour add a pinch of yellow food color and then add little water so that the batter is like dosa maavu consistency. keep it aside.
STEP 2:Then take a small kadai, heat 1 tablespoon of ghee and fry the ingredients for garnishing one by one and keep it aside. Fry them carefully so that u dont burn them.
STEP 3:Take another kaddai and pour oil and heat it so that we can deep fry the bhoondhis.
Meanwhile we can make the sugar syrup-one string consistency that is if u take a little syrup in a spoon and raise and pour then it will fall down like a thread.
STEP 4:Take another vessel and add 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water and cardamom, food color,edible camphor and heat it . Keep stirring so that the sugar dissolves and continue till the single string consistency is formed. Switch off the heat and keep aside.
STEP 5: Start making the bhoondhis with the help of Jaarani. While pouring the kadalai mavu batter make sure that u keep moving the Jarani otherwise the batter will fall in the same place and they will form lumps. Deep fry them to a light yellow color( do not make it crispy) and remove it from the oil and add it to the sugar syrup .Continue this till the batter is over and keep stirring so that the bhoondhi are dipped nicely in the sugar syrup(Each time after pouring the batter through the Jarani wash or wipe the Jarani so the bhoondhis will retain its round shape)
STEP 6: Add the cashews,raisins,cloves which we had earlier fried in ghee to the bhoondhi sugar syrup and mix everything very nicely. When its warm start making round shaped ladoos - take some bhoondhis in hand and squeeze it nicely and start forming in round shapes.This ratio will make arround 30 small ladoos or 20 medium sized ladoos.
Ingredients for making the bhoondhi:
- Kadalai Mavu - 2 cups
- Food Color ( lemon Yellow) - a small pinch
Ingredients for making Sugar Syrup:
- Sugar - 2 cups
- water - 1 cup
- edible camphor - a small pinch
- Food Color (lemon Yellow) - small pinch
- Cardamom - 5 (powdered nicely)
Ingredients for garnishing:
- Ghee - 1 tablespoon
- Cashew nut - 10 to 15
- Raisins - 10 to 15
- Cloves- 4
Enjoy this relishing sweet. This can be stored in an airtight container for approx. 2 weeks. But in my home i need not store as it gets over even before i start thinking of storing it.