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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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(1) Comment

  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.

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