Diwali Special Recipe Motichoor Boondi Laddu/Ladoo

Hello Foodies,
          Indian festivals, puja, weddings or any celebration is incomplete without this motichoor /

boondi ladoos. Motichoor ladoos prepared from chickpeas or gram flour are tiny droplets of flour that are fried, later immersed in thick sugar syrup and finally shaped liked ladoos. Making of this ladoos needs a lot of patience and efforts, but it's totally worth the effort! This Indian delicacy often prepared as a prasadam during festivals and special occasions. So add sweetness to this Diwali festival by preparing fresh homemade delightful ladoos. We be your family and friends will drool over this Sweet delight.

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes, Cooking Time: 20 Minutes.

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  1. To Prepare Boondi :
    1. Gram flour / Chickpeas Flour / Besan 1 Cup
    2. Orange food color 1 pinch
    3. Baking powder 1 pinch
    4. Water / Milk ½ cup
    5. Veg.oil / Ghee for frying boondies.
  2. To Prepare Sugar Syrup :
    1. Sugar 1 Cup 
    2. Orange food color 1
    3. Lemon juice 2 Tbsp 
    4. Water ½ Cup
    5. Cardamom powder 1 Tsp 
    6. Pumpkin seeds 1 Tbsp
    7. Saffron few strands (optional)
    8. Cashews + Pistachios 1 Tbsp, crushed

Instructions :

  1. To Prepare Boondi :
    1. In a bowl combine besan, orange food color, and baking powder and mix well.
    2. Now, add water/milk and using a whisk mix it well and prepare a lump-free and dropping consistency batter(if needed add water).
    3. Hold the strainer right above the kadhai and pour the batter into the strainer. Start tapping the strainer with a spoon, and you can see small drops of boondi falling in the hot oil.
    4. Once done remove boondis from oil and place them on a paper napkin to absorb excess oil.
    5. Pulse boondi in a food processor or grind it to make fine Motichur Ladoo.
  2. To Prepare Sugar Syrup :
    1. In a pan combine sugar, few saffron strands, orange food color, lemon juice, and water. 
    2. Boil till it is reduced in quantity and has reached one string consistency.
    3. To check one string consistency, take some cooled off sugar syrup in between your fingers, press and now open your fingers if it forms a thick string between your fingers without breaking - sugar syrup is ready to use.
  3. To Assemble Motichur Laddu :
    1. To the sugar syrup add, pumpkin seeds, cashews, pistachios and fried and grinded boondi and mix till the mixture is well blended.
    2. Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes, after 10 minutes, sugar syrup is entirely absorbed by boondi.
    3. Now apply some ghee in your hands and shape them. 
  4. Tadaa, moist and delicious Motichoor Laddu are ready to serve. Enjoy!!! 

My Take :

  1. To get one string consistency of sugar syrup, it will take 5-7 minutes.
  2. The batter should be of dropping consistency as shown in the video.
  3. Addition of lemon juice helps to prevent sugar syrup from crystallizing.
  4. While straining boondi, strainer should be a couple of inches above the oil.
  5. Add milk to boondi mixture if the mixture is dry.
  6. To check sugar syrup one string consistency, take some liquid on the back of a spoon and if it coats the spoon without dripping means sugar syrup is ready. 

Dietary Comment:

It makes 14 servings.  Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Per serving contains 165 calories, along with carbohydrates - 20.54 g, dietary fibers - 1.2 g, fats - 8.7 g, proteins - 2.31 g.

Good Time To Eat:
             It is good to eat motichur ladoo as a dessert.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!