Ingredients: For the Boondi 1 cup of gram flour, A pinch of salt, A pinch of soda bi carb, Little yellow food colouring, For the sugar syrup 2 cups of sugar, 3-4 cardamoms powdered, 3-4 cloves (lavang), Few raisins
Method: Sieve the gram flour and add the ingredients under the Boondi section. Add 3/4 cup of water and make a batter. The batter should neither be too thick nor too thin. Heat oil in a Kadai. When it is hot pour a ladle full of batter onto a slotted ladle or vessel. The batter will drop into the hot oil in the shape of boondis. Fry the boondis just for a few seconds. Do not make the boondis crisp. Remove the boondis in a paper napkin. Fry the remaining batter and make boondis and keep them aside. Add 1 cup of water to 2 cups of sugar and make a sugar syrup of 2 string consistency. It took me around 10 mins. Add powdered cardamoms and cloves to the syrup. Switch off the flame and add the raisins. Transfer the sugar syrup into a wide bowl. Slowly add the boondis and mix well. The boondis will absorb the sugar syrup within mins. Make laddoos when the boondis are still warm. Grease your palm with ghee if you are not able to bind the boondis well. You can even add cashewnuts and melon seeds if you wish. Store the laddoos in an air tight container.
Receipe: Shilpa Sunil Rao