For all Indians the word ladoo is the synonym of happiness. ladoo makes its appearance on each and every occasion. This motichoor ladoo is different from normal ladoo in taste, size of the boondhi and also in texture. This ladoo is more soft, moist and tastier. Making ladoo is really simple and easy. Am wondering why i never tried making this before. But there are two things we should be really cautious, one is to get the sugar syrup in one string consistency and other is, the boondhis should not be crispy fried. If these two can be nailed, anyone can make ladoo.Do try this awesome recipe J
1. Gram flour- 1cup
2. Sooji rava (semolina)-1 tbsp., ground to powder
3. Orange food color-2 pinches
4. Sugar-3/4 cup
5. Water –as required
6. Cardamom- 3 or 4, powdered
7. Nuts-around 10 or 15 nos,chopped
8. Oil-for frying
Methof of preparation
1. Take a mixing bowl, mix together gram flour, food color and rava.Make a medium thin batter by adding water little by little. The consistency supposed to be little thinner than dosa batter.
2. For frying the boondhis we need a perforated ladle or a steel strainer with medium holes. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan. When the oil is medium hot, take a ladle full of batter. With the other hand keep the perforated ladle above the frying pan, pour the batter through the holes in to the oil. It will fall as small drops. Once it falls into the oil, it will go down and within seconds these would come up. You can see it floating over the oil.At this moment boondis should be taken out from the oil or else it will turn crispy. It should not be crispy. Fry whole batter like this. Keep fried boondhis aside.
3. Mix sugar and ¼ cup of water. Stir well to dissolve the sugar. Heat this sugar mix until it forms one string consistency.it may take 3 or 4 minutes in medium flame. To check the one string consistency, with a spoon take the sugar syrup and when you pour it from little height it will fall down as thin thread OR you can check with your fingers. Since the syrup is really hot checking with fingers is difficult.
6. When the sugar syrup has attained one string consistency, pour it over the fried boondhis. Add cardamom powder and chopped nuts in to this. Mix well. If this mix is hot, let it cool.
7. With the help of a mixie,grind this mix. Just one or two pulse is enough. This is to make the boondhis tiny in size. Do not over grind.
8. Transfer the above mix in to a vessel. Grease your hands. Shape this mix into lemon sized balls.
Delicious ladoo is ready to be served.