Today I will be making sweet boondis. This is a mouth watering dessert. Boondies are small fried round drops made with gram flour (besan). And immersed with syrup. Boondi is a popular dessert in India for all festive occasions. This recipe will serve 6. To make boondis for the batter We need 1 cup of gram flour (besan).
Available in Indian grocery stores. 1 teaspoon of fine suji (semolina) 1/2 teaspoon of oil And about 3/4 cup of water For the syrup we need 1.5 cup of sugar 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder Few drops of lemon juice. And 1 cup of water. Boondi recipe is fairly simple and easy to make. First I will make the batter then slowly pour into the hot oil through hole skimmer. Fry till they are golden in color and put them in syrup. Boondis is ready to serve. For that first I will make the batter. Besan Suji Mix it well. And then pour the water slowly. Batter has to be very smooth. Batter should be very smooth. But very pourable consistency. So I do need to use more water. Mix it well. So as you see batter is very smooth. And pourable consistency and it’s now time to add the oil. And mix it again. Batter is ready to be used. I am ready to make the syrup. First I will boil the water and sugar together over medium high heat. Water Sugar And wait till this comes to boil. Syrup is boiling. So make it to the very low heat and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add couple of drops of lemon juice. And cardamom powder and syrup is ready. Heat is on, medium high. Oil should be moderately hot. And frying pan should have at least 1 inch of oil. It’s very important to have the right kind of skimmer with several round holes for batter to drop in the hot oil to make the boondis. I am ready to make the boondis. Skimmer should be about 2 inch high from oil not too much high. And as you see they are dropping nicely in the oil. Skimmer should be right in the center of the pan. They are looking very nice. Round. Before pouring for the next time it’s good to clean your skimmer so boondis come out round otherwise it can loose their shape. Fry them till they are little golden brown. So you know boondis are ready when it’s not sizziling anymore And they are all on the top and have changed little color. They shouldn’t be very brown. Just shake it so you are taking out extra oil. And pour directly in the warm syrup. Mix it. And let it just sit for a minute. In mean time I will pour the another batch. Like I said before skimmer shouldn’t be very high. Otherwise boondis won’t be round. While boondis is getting ready. So I will just take this out. From the syrup. And they are looking really good. This batch is also getting ready. It takes about 3 minutes before boondis are nicely cooked. Boondis are ready. And it has taken me about 3 minutes. Boondi has been in syrup for about a minute. So it’s time to take them out and they are ready to serve. Boondis are looking great! When I am making boondis my grandkids are fascinated watching. How the little balls are forming, by just pouring the batter through the ladle. Sweet boondis are all time favorite with my family with little variations of their choice. So first you can serve them as they are or here are some other suggestions with ice cream and sweet boondis Just tastes really really good. or serve them with chocolate ganache. And this is my grandsons favourite. Enjoy. Thank you. Till we meet again, check out more recipes on manjulaskitchen.com.