Delicious Boondi Laddu recipe

Boondi Laddu is a sweet delicious recipe most commonly served during festivals in Andhra Pradesh.


  • 2 cups Besan (Gram flour)
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Cardamom
  • 2 tsp Cashew nuts
  • 2 tsp Raisins
  • A pinch of Cooking camphor
  • 2 tsp Ghee (clarified butter)
  • Oil for deep frying

Method of preparation:

  • Mix gram flour with 2 cups of water and make a paste, without lumps. This batter should be similar to dosa batter consistency.
  • Simultaneously, prepare the sugar syrup. Follow the steps to make Sugar syrup...
    • Add a cup water to sugar, heat until sugar melts. To check if the sugar solution 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 solution is ready.
    • Add saffron and cardamom powder to it.
    • Cover the syrup with a lid so that the it does not crystallize.
  • In a pan heat ghee and fry the cashew nuts and raisins till golden brown.
  • Heat Oil for deep fry in a pan (the oil should be very hot).
  • Take a skimmer (Boondi maker), place it above the pan. Pour the batter in the skimmer. Tap it gently with a spoon so that small balls of dough fall into the oil.
  • Fry boondi for few seconds. Remember that the boondi should not become crispy. It should be cooked but soft. Remove when boondi turns light yellow.
  • Add Boondi, cashew and raisins to sugar syrup and mix. Cover and keep for 5 minutes.
  • Rub some ghee on your palms. Make laddus by squeezing the Boondi in your hands.
  • Cool and keep open to dry, before storing in containers.