Bhoondhi Laddoo

Bhoondhi Laddoo, very famous in south india. Many make it for diwali and other festivals. People of all ages like it very much. My co-sister makes it very often. I saw how to make it at her place about two years before. And this year atlast for diwali I made it for the first time. And to my surprise it came out very very nice. So here goes the recipe for the Bhoondhi Laddoo.

Boondhi Laddu

Bhoondhi Laddoo
For the Bhoondis
Gram flour - 1.5 cup
rice flour/corn flour - 1 tbsp
Soda Bicarbonate - 1/8 tsp
Bhoondi stirer
Oil for deep frying

For the Sugar solution
sugar coarse - 1.5 cups
saffron strands - 10-15
cardamom powder/clove - 4 -5
some flavoured powder like Badam Feast powder, I used MAAS powder which we get in shops - about 1 tb.sp
water - 1/2 cup
cashews/raisins/badams of choice

  1. Make a thick paste of gram flour, rice/corn flour, soda, salt with water
  2. The consistency should be thicker than dosa batter but thinner than idli batter
  3. Take another vessel add sugar water and saffron let it soak meanwhile you prepare the bhoondhis
  4. Heat oil for deep frying boondhis
  5. Keep the bhoondhi stirer at a distance from the hot oil, pour a laddle of besan and stir quickly to the hot oil. Must be done fast
  6. Fry the bhoodhis. Remove the bhoodhis when they are little soft and strain well
  7. After straining the bhoodhis spread them on a tissue paper so that it sucks the oil from the bhoondhis.
  8. Heat the sugar solution.
  9. The solution should reach 1 string consistency.
  10. Remove from heat, add in raisins/cashews/cardamom powder and mix well
  11. Crush about handfull of bhoodhis to a coarse powder.
  12. Add the bhoondis and stir well close for just 2 minutes
  13. Shape them into laddoos while still hot.
  14. This can be stored in airtight jars for 2-3 weeks
Points to take Note :
If you are unable to shape them and feel very liquid after adding bhoondhis keep on low fire for sometime until it comes to the consistency to shape into laddus.
For first time check the consistency of the batter is right for the bhoondhis. The bhoondhis should come out round must not be elongated nor flat with holes. Add little water if it is soft and thick and make it faster if it falls elongated.

This Bhoondhi Laddoo is rolling its way to FIC - Orange event hosted by Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen. FIC was started by the sunshinemom of Tongue Ticklers.


  1. hey.... welcome back dear. hope to see u blogging consistently. looks like your menu index works now. good good. looks nice :)

  2. Looks super yum! First time here and the blog looks Wow!!! too good here..

  3. Wow lovely laddoos. Looks tempting. Nice to see a yummy post after long time.

  4. r u back... happy to c u with a boondhi laddu... cho chweet and perfect dear.

  5. Boondi Ladoo looks perfect..My first time here, a great collection..

  6. Wowo lovely..Welcome back Lakshmi, glad to see u back with delicious laddus...

  7. wow.. lovely.. welcome back dear.. ladoo looks perfect & yummy..

  8. thanks for stopping by at my've a tasty collection of recipes.The boondhi laddu sure look very festive:)

  9. Love boondi Laddoos, never made them at home. Looks delicious! :)

  10. Wow...drooling over it....what a lovely way to start bloggin again ;)...

  11. Welcome to Madhu, Paru, Yasmeen and Asha.

    And thanks to Priti, Priya, Sripriya, Mahimaa, Lubna, Hema for the comeback welcome. Sure you all make me keep going.

  12. I just want to grab these ladoos they are sooo tempting.....yummy click

  13. The boondhis look fluffy..Laddu has come out well. Its on my to-be-tried list for a long time. Nice to see you back.

  14. Wow.. u made them at home? You got a perfect shape... I don't have that type of stirrer you are saying.. Have bookmarked! first, will look for a stirrer ;D Delicious ladoos...

  15. U made it beautifully the boondi ladoo. Perfect ladoos!

  16. A warm welcome to Jayashree, Ankita, AnuSriram & Cham.

    Thanks Purva.

  17. Ladoos are very tempting, can't wait to taste it..
    I am really happy to invite you to participate in the contest that is getting launced on Feb 20 2009 - check out this link for details - contest.

  18. Boondhi laddoo looks delicious Lakshmi..something I've never tried making at home.I've heard so many stories about not being able to shape the laddoos,not getting the perfect boondhis feels so much simpler to buy it instead!!But homemade ones are always tastier..great that you could make the perfect laddoos!!and yeah..thanks so much for the tips!!

  19. A warm welcome to Gayathri. And thank you Divya.

  20. Ladoo looks delicious...Am very tempted..

    First time here, You have got a nice space here..

  21. My husband loves laddoos but i've not felt confident enough to try at home. yours have come out perfectly and you make it sound quite easy.

  22. Your boondhi laddoo looks perfect and tempting!

  23. The Ladoo looks delicious Lakshmi, its my favourite and its been ages since I've had it...wish we were neighbours:)..First time to your have a great place here.

  24. My first time to your blog. The ladoo looks lovely and it is making my mouth water :-)

  25. Hi Lakshmi Venkatesh!

    Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog - I just saw your page and these ladoos caught my eye ...I absolutely love ladoos - and I tried to make them once. I managed to make a few into balls but the rest just crumbled - hence just ate them like that - still was very tasty!

    Anyways ..your ladoos look great and I'm sure they tasted great as well!


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