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Day 266: Boondi Ladoo

Today it was my grandpa's birthday, so I made his favorite sweet, ladoo! Boondi is a fried ball made with gram, or chickpea flour, soaked in sugar syrup. Then you roll the boondi up into a small ball with your fingers, and your boondi ladoo is made!

It's so easy, trust me! Besides, most of the ingredients are staple pantry ingredients, except the gram/chickpea flour. Boondi is just like gulab jamun, but tiny little balls. Think the size of a pea.

To get this desired shape of boondi, you can't just roll it into a big ball and fry it like you can with gulab jamun. Instead, you take a large perforated ladle and drizzle your batter.

The batter is super thin. It's in between the thickness of a crepe and a pancake. You'll have to make batches of boondi, so make sure to clean your ladle every time you use it. It will seem like a lot of boondi, but you'll only get 5-8 balls.

The sugar syrup is super simple. Boil sugar and water for a few minutes, and voila! Then add your fried boondis to the sugar syrup and let them soak for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

I know you will love this Indian sweet! It's so good and tastes heavenly. You're sure to be a boondi ladoo fan in no time!


|Level: 👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 30 minutes|Serves: 5-8 ladoos|




  • 3/4 cup gram/chickpea flour

  • 1/2 cup water

Sugar Syrup:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/3 cup water


  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • Nuts for garnish, optional


  1. Stir your flour and water together in a small bowl. Heat a pot with oil and hold a perforated ladle just above the pot. Pour a large spoonful of batter onto the ladle and the boondis will form! Cook for about 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Repeat until your batter is finished. Note: clean your perforated ladle each bach, otherwise you'll have flat boondis.

  2. Boil the granulated sugar and water to make the sugar syrup. Add your boondi balls into the sugar syrup and mix in the cardamom. Wait two minutes then roll your boondis into small balls. It will firm up as it cools, so be quick! Place into mini muffin liners.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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