Monday, 2 April 2012

Meethi Boondi ~ Sweet Gram Flour Pearls or drops

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

My husband loves Boondi, Boondi ladoos and a few traditional sweets like Jalebi and meetha satta... he always tells me how his mum used to make the perfect boondi mostly every Diwali...!! he encouraged me so many times to have a go, so I even bought a special tool  ( Boondi Jaro ) many years ago, but wasn't daring enough to take the challenge ..I always thought making boondi was like moving a mountain, I am not good enough for making those very very traditional dishes...

But any way for the past few days I thought of putting myself in the deep end after I saw recipes watching youtube videos. There was one video that I especially liked where a lady was making Badana ,and she explained it very nicely, so without giving it a second thought, I grabbed the stuff and in less than an hour I was ready with the cutest, ras bhari and mouthwatering boondi..:-) when hubby and kids came home, they were very happy and enjoyed it...:-)
Btw I didn't use Boondi Jaro, used normal Jaro and I was fine with it :-))

You will need:-
  • 1 cup gram flour ( besan )
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  •  pinch of orange colour
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • few slices of almonds and pistachio
  • oil ( I used sunflower )
  • 2 perforated spoon ( Jaro )

Sieve gram flour and add enough water to make the batter like Idly mix consistency. Keep it a side.
In a pan, dissolve 2 cup sugar in 3/4 cup water.Switch off the heat when it comes to a stringy consistency. Add orange colour,cardamom powder , Remove from the heat.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom kadai, oil should be very hot.
Take jaro, and keep jaro above hot oil upside down and pour 2-3 spoons of the batter.
Allow the batter to fall into the kadai on it's own and you can see small pearls in the hot oil.
Fry them till they reach golden colour, drain and remove them with another jaro.
When one round is over, clean or wipe completely the bottom of the holes thoroughly otherwise in the next round they don't fall like perfect round pearls.
When all boondis are done, heat sugar syrup for 1-2 minutes and add all the boondies to the sugar syrup.
Let the boondies soak in the syrup for about half an hour, making sure boondis are fully coated with the sugar syrup.
When u press boondi,u should feel the stickiness in that boondi.Remove them from the syrup.
Add nuts and mix well. You can make ladoos out of them too..Enjoy as much as my family did..
you can see my Boondi Kheer recipe...


  1. am yet to try making boondi at home. Yours look perfect!

  2. Its been ages i had these sweet boondis, excellent Jags.

  3. Beautiful looking boondi's

  4. thanks for a nice n descriptive post Jags, v helpful, i esp. like the pic of boondi in ur hand ...nice clicks

    1. Thank you ladies...@ halal foodie, that hand is not mine, it's my daughter's :-)


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