Sweet Boondi


  • Besan flour – 2 cups (heaped)
  • Rice flour – two teaspoon
  • Cooking soda – a pinch
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Few drops of kesar colour
  • Cardamom Powder – 1 teaspoon

Mix flour and baking soda with little water to a smooth batter (Like dosa batter). Heat oil in a heavy kadai. Hold boondi ladle with small round holes on top with one hand. With the other pour some batter all over the holes. Tap gently till all batter has fallen into hot oil. Stir with another laddle and remove when light golden. Keep aside. Repeat for remaining batter.
For syrup:
Put sugar and water in a vessel and boil. Add colour and boil till one string consistency is reached. Add cardamom powder and mix.
Now add the boondi into the syrup and mix well. Spread it on a broad plate. Sprinkle cardamom powder. Allow to cool. Gently separate the bond his with a spoon. Store it in an air tight container.
Note: This boondi can also be made from Urad dhal powder instead of besan. If you use urad dhal powder, then use ladle with slightly big holes so that the batter will drop easily in the oil. You can also add few drops of green, orange colour in separate batches of batter and make boondi. It looks very colourful.


  1. Looks beautiful, Kamala! 🙂

  2. can u please tell me for how many minutes exactly we have to boil the syrup becoz yesterda i did this……… what happens when i pour syrup into boondi it becomes like white powder on the boondi…
    y it happens

    • Hi Monisha,

      We cannot say exactly how many minutes you have to boil the sugar styrup, since it depends on the quantity, flame etc. You have to check it the consistency and remove it as soon as it reaches the required stage.

  3. ok thank you i try it once again

  4. dramaqueen005

    Be honest, did you try to make laddu and fail cuz it feel apart and you couldn’t make the balls?

    Because that’s what happened to me! 🙁

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