Monday, September 16, 2013

Sweet Boondhi

Sweet boondhi


Besan flour (kadalai maavu) - 1 1/4 cup (1 cup size = 150 ml)
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
water (for making sugar syrup) - 1/2 cup
baking soda - 1 pinch (optional)
food color - 1 pinch (optional)
cloves - 3
cashews - 10 nos
elachi powder - 1/4 tsp
elachi (whole) - 1
oil - for frying
ghee - 1 tsp


  • Mix besan flour, baking soda, food color and enough water to get a batter like dosa batter. 
  • Heat a vessel with sugar and 1/2 cup of water

  • stir it and boil it until it reaches one string consistency. Meanwhile heat a vessel with enough oil for making boondhi.
  • you can check the one string consistency by pouring one drop of sugar syrup in  3 tsp of water. the syrup will not get dissolved, it will stay there.
  • Switch off the flame having sugar syrup and keep it aside.
  • Use 2 ladles, one with small holes and one for pouring the batter
  • once the oil gets heated up, pour the batter in the perforated ladle 
  • take out the boondhis once its' 3/4th done and put it in the sugar syrup

  • fry cashews and cloves in 1 tsp of ghee and add it to the sugar syrup
  • split one elachi and add it along with elachi powder in the sugar syrup
  • mix everything and once it gets cooled, store it in air tight container.

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