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How to Make Your Favorite Boondi Ladoo? Homemade Boondi ke Ladoo Recipe | Boondi Ke Laddu

homemade boondi ladoo for pooja

Boondi ke ladoo is the most loved ladoos (sweet) in India. They are a favourite of both adults and kids. Obviously, with a lesser number of dry fruits in them, kids are sure to love them, isn’t it? Even the Gods love these and so boondi ladoo for pooja is the most common prasad both in temples and at home. Hanuman ji is offered boondi on Tuesdays and so even the believer gets this prasad. Lord Ganesh and his love for ladoo, is well known. In fact, one of the most famous temples of the world, Tirumala Tirupati Temple also gives a traditionally made boondi ke ladoo as a prasad. In most households, at any auspicious occasion or for pooja these laddus are offered as prasad. So why not try making homemade boondi ladoo for pooja!

Homemade Boondi ke Ladoo Recipe


For Sugar Syrup:

  • Water – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1.5 cup
  • Saffron – a big pinch
  • Green Cardamom Powder – a pinch

For Boondi

  • Besan -1.5 Cup 
  • Water about – 1 Cup
  • Saffron Powder or Turmeric powder – a big pinch (I do not recommend using powder food colours)
  • Melon Seeds (magaz) – 2 Tbsps.
  • Little Ghee for shaping the ladoos
  • Ghee for deep frying (Any unflavoured oil can also be used for frying)

Regular Jhara with round holes or Boondi Jhara number 1 is required as a mold/sieve for boondi shape.

Method for Making Boondi Laddu

Sugar Syrup Preparation for Making Homemade Boondi Ladoo

  • Add sugar and water to a pan. Start stirring sugar on low heat.
  • Add cardamom powder and saffron now.
  • Continue heating the sugar syrup until the sugar dissolves completely and has a slight one thread consistency. Remove from the flame.
  • The best part about making boondi laddoo at home is that it is quickly made. One can make the sugar syrup and boondis simultaneously over two stoves.
Homemade Boondi Laddu
Homemade Boondi Laddu

Making Boondi for Homemade Boondi Ladoo

  • Take besan and start mixing water gradually so that no lumps are there.
  • Add saffron powder or crushed saffron or turmeric powder to the batter.
  • Start ghee or oil on medium flame in a kadhai or thick-bottom deep dish.
  • The consistency of the batter is key for getting well-rounded boondi. The batter should be on the liquidish-side and should have a dropping consistency. Avoid making it too runny.
  • Another way to check if the batter made is of right consistency or not is by frying one small batch of boondi in heated ghee. If the boondis drop very quickly or very sluggishly then the batter needs to be balanced out.
  • Boondis should be perfect round and tailess.
  • For making boondis add a little batter over the jhara mold and give it s slight up-down jerk so that small droplets of batter start falling in the hot oil.
  • Fry the boondis till these are golden-brown in colour and slightly crisp.
  • Little oil with cooked boondis is okay. Do not keep tissue paper to soak excess oil from these.
  • Pro Tip: Dip the fried boondis into the hot sugar syrup. After putting in one batch of boondis for frying, clean the mould to avoid de-shaped boondis.

Making Boondi Ladoo for Pooja at Home

  • Put all the fried boondi in the sugar syrup.
  • Now on low flame start slowly mixing the boondi and sugar syrup. This will ensure that all boondis will get coated nicely with sugar syrup. Cook until the boondi soak all the sugar syrup and the pan starts to dry up.
  • Let it cool down for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Before forming the boondi laddu add melon seeds to it.
  • To shape the boondi into a laddoo, grease the hands a little with ghee and then start binding a small amount of boondi into a laddu.
  • Your homemade boondi ladoo for pooja prasad is ready.

Have you tried this Homemade Boondi Laddu for Prasad recipe yet!

Do let us know how these laddus turned out. Trust us these boondi ladoos are so easy to make and good to eat after a pooja as prasad. If you like the recipe then do comment and share. Thank you!

You might also like to try making winter laddoo, check its recipe here.

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(40) Comments

  1. WOW ! That looks super easy. When I saw Sridevi make Boondi ladoos in ‘English Vinglish’ i didn’t think it was really possible to make these laddoos at home. Muts try this one day.

  2. My son is crazy for boondi ke laddoo, and I never tried hands on this. Now with this recipe I will surprise him!!

  3. Alpana Deo says:

    I have never tried making bond ladoo at home. But this method seems doable. Let me give it a try.

  4. I love love love boondi ke ladoo, never tried . This seems to be a doable recipe , gonna try it . Thanks for sharing

  5. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna says:

    Honestly, I little afraid to try sugar syrup based sweets at home as I feel it requires so much precision but after reading your post, felt that it can be try at home. thanks for sharing this easy recipe with us.

  6. wow this is such a cool and easy recipe. Now since we can’t visit sweet shops as much, making it at home will be a cool idea!

  7. I have never made boondi laddus at home, Judy. But your recipe seems doable. I am going to try it out soon/ Thank you for the recipe.

  8. Milan says:

    I love boondi ke ladoo, but dont know if I have the patience to make one. But for hose who want to try, this is a handy recipe

  9. My mom makes boondi laddo and I just love them. My Dad especially goes bonkers and enjoys it during the whole festive season. Your recipe seems wonderful and easy to follow too.

  10. I tried once but didn’t come out well probably after mixing boondi to the sugar syrup I didn’t mix it till sugar completely get mixed with the boondis. Will try again followimg your instruction.

  11. I have tried the boondi ladoo and failed miserably. I will try your recipe. I’m sure this would be perfect.

  12. You have listed all the things in a super easy way, shall try it out soon and the aroma of fresh boondi laddoo is already lingering after reading the post.

  13. You made me drool buddy, I can’t have them but will surely try your recipe for my family, hope they will like them

  14. That is such a brilliant post Judy. I love boondi laddoo bit never tried making at home. In fact my daughter often asks me to make. I will have to use your recipe and try them

  15. Wow, Boondi Ladoo has always been a favorite since childhood. Thank you for sharing this mouthwatering, easy recipe with us. So yummy and delicious it looks.

  16. Hansa says:

    Wow. Only sweet thing that I like to eat is boondi and boondi ladoos. I will try to make this. Recipe looks easy to make.

  17. This is a good and easy to follow recipe – thanks for sharing the steps in a simplified manner. We are making everything at home these days, and sometimes it can get difficult to find a good recipe.

  18. Boondi laddu is my all time fav but I never cook this properly. I tried 3-4times but all the time I failed. Yours looking perfect

  19. boondi ka ladoo is my all time fav. Thanks for sharing the exact recipe ,I fail making the right consistency of sugar syrup. Gonna check out

  20. Bedabrata Chakraborty says:

    This one goes to my Mum. Being Bengali, sweet tooth is my inheritance. Reading the post makes me drool

  21. Boondi Laddo is my fav dish. Thanks for sharing such easy recipe. I am going to bookmark this.

  22. My daughter is a huge fan of Boondi ladoo and she often asks for these. The recipie seems quite simple and easy to make also. Will surely try out

  23. Boondi Laddu is classic and synonymous with Indian celebrations, festivals or otherwise. Home made Laddus have a taste of their own, and the fun of making them is in itself a great experience. Sandy N Vyjay.

  24. Honestly, am not a fan of boondi k laddu, but my hubby has a sweet tooth & he will love this if I make.

  25. Laddoo has been my favorite but have never really thought about the process of making them. Now I have somewhat idea about it. Thank you for sharing this.

  26. Boondi laddu is a delicious and mouthwatering sweet.
    It’s my all time favorite. This is a good and easy to follow recipe.

  27. Laddu is a family favourite sweet. I make it on a regular basis. Your recipe definitely would help moms who want to give their kids a yummy dessert surprise

  28. This is a very nice recipe. The pleasure of Boondi Laddoos is always great, and when it is homemade, it is a great bonus.

  29. Omg I never tried boondi ladoo at home. This seems quite an easy recipe. I will try this one for sure 🙂 I live for sweets and can have them any time or anywhere :p

  30. Oh my god this looks delicious. Boondi ki ladoo is the only one that I eat among all the ladoos and this post is making me crave for it. I will try to make it even though I am not a good cook.

  31. Last time I tried making boondi laddoo it was a disaster. But this time this recipe is simpler, I’ll try it next weekend.

  32. Khushboo Wase says:

    I love boondi ladu and its been long I didn’t have it. This recipe looks good I might try it out very soon.

  33. This is a nice recipe. My daughter is very fond of Boondi laddoos. I will surely make this for her.

  34. My girl loves boondi ke laddoo and due to current situation I am not getting it from shops. I will definitely try this at home as it looks quite easy.

  35. Thanks for the lovely read. Very good tips for making boondi laddu. Am trying the recipe right away.

  36. Boondi Laddu is my kids favourite . Thank you for recipe ,I will try it out and kids will be happy.

  37. Arushi says:

    I have never made boondi laddus at home, always hoggged them from the market But your recipe seems easy yaar. I am going to try it out soon/ Thank you for the recipe

  38. Wow Judy never knew that you are such a pro in making laddoos! Gonna try this for sure!

  39. I love boondi Ka laddoo. I’ve tried many times but it doesn’t comes out well. This looks tempting. Would definitely try this recipe

  40. Both, my son and husband, have a sweet tooth but I don’t make them much as I am not too good with it. But I never knew boondi ka ladoo is so easy to make. So I am going to follow your recipe and try making them.

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