In our family , diwali sweets will be laddu and mysorepak. Our grandmom usually make mysorepak with fresh homemade ghee. Nowadays we are missing those sweets as we can’t get those sweets. We are making these sweets with store bought ghee , those taste is not similar to our grandmom’s sweets.
Makes – 100 Ladoo
Besan flour – 1 kg
Cooking soda – ¼ tsp
Water – 3 cup
Yellow Food color ( optional )
Oil for frying
Sugar syrup :
Sugar – 2 kg
Water – 2 ½ cup
Cardamom powder – 1 tbs
Rose water – 5 drops
Cashew – 20
Raisins – 30
Cloves – 20
Camphor – a pinch
Jathikkai / Nutmeg - 1 small
Ghee – 1 tsp
Besan flour can be storebought or homemade.
My mom usually makes with Homemade Gram flour . She says it tastes better than store bought besan flour.
My mom usually wash the split channa dhal ( kadalaparuppu ) , let it dry and grind in flour mill.
Mix the besan flour , cooking soda and water to a smooth batter of dosa batter consistency.
Small boondhis will fall into hot oil.
Make boondhis of all the batter.
In the mean time , mix the sugar and water and bring to boil.
Melt the ghee and fry cashew and raisins.
In the same ghee fry the nutmeg and cloves , crush into powder.
When the sugar syrup reaches one string consistency , take off from flame.
Add the cashew , raisins , powdered nutmeg and cloves. Add in the camphor and mix well.
Mix well and let it cool down a little.
Boondhi ladoos are ready to serve.