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Happy Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chavithi to all of you!!!   Click here to see the recipe for Karjikai or Kozhukattai, Udhu untallu (Savory dhal balls), Sundal.  See the celebrations of last 2 years by clicking this link here - Vinayaka chavithi celebration.  



Yields - 15 medium size Laddus

Besan - 1  cup
Sugar - 1 cup (If you like more sweet add 1/4 extra)
Water for making sugar syrup - 1/2 cup
Cardamom - 6 to 7 powdered
Pistachio - 6 to 7 finely chopped
Cashews - 10 finely chopped
Ghee - 3 tbsp
Water - to mix besan into batter
Oil for deep frying

Equipment: If you have Boondi ladle then its good other wise its ok to use poori ladle too which have small holes.  But with the poori ladle its bit difficult to get exactly perfect round boondis. 

1.  Make a lump free batter by mixing besan and water (water approximately 1 cup). Keep it aside.
2. Add the sugar and water in a wide vessel. Let it boil for some time and switch off when it reaches the one thread syrup consistency. One thread means if you touch the syrup in-between your fore finger and thumb finger it should form 1 thread.  At this time you have to switch of the flame and keep it aside.
3. Add the powdered cardamom to this syrup.
4. While sugar syrup is getting ready parallely heat oil in the pan/kadai.
5. Just drop a little batter to check the oil temperature.  If the batter comes up immediately and floats then oil is ready for frying the boondi's.
6. Again to check the batter consistency you can simple drop a little batter with the spoon into the oil with 6 inches high from the oil if it immediately falls with perfect round without any tails then the consistency is correct otherwise add little water to batter to get the right pouring consistency.
7.  Fry the Cashews in the ghee and keep it aside.
8. Now pour the batter in the Boondi ladle on the top of the oil.
Fry them until light brown color, don’t make it crisp. You can check it by pressing a boondi in middle of two fingers if it bounce back without breaking then it is right.   Remove them in kitchen tissue.
9. Repeat this until batter is finished.  Now add this Boondi's to warm syrup, add the fried cashews, Pistachio.
10. Let this cool for half an hour by the time whole syrup will be absorbed by the boondi's.  Now make tight balls out of this mixture. Store them in air tight container.

Garnish with saffron, pistachio...

Hari Chandana P  – (August 30, 2011 at 11:38 PM)  

Wowwwwww... Boondi laddu looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. send me some dear.. :)

Awesome job :)

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Satrupa  – (August 31, 2011 at 12:04 AM)  

Wish you a very Happy Ganesh Chavithi. U r a perfectionist :) The boondi laddus are perfect n delishh

Kurryleaves  – (August 31, 2011 at 12:11 AM)  

looks all the clicks dear..bookmarked this one..

Raks  – (August 31, 2011 at 1:26 AM)  

Never tried this so far Pavi,you have got it perfect! Lovely clicks,droolworthy!

Priya Suresh  – (August 31, 2011 at 3:42 AM)  

Delicious and prefect looking ladoos, happy vinayaka chavithi..

Reva  – (August 31, 2011 at 3:55 AM)  

Perfect offering for Ganesha... I am sure he would have enjoyed it heartily:) .. Happy Vinayaga Chathurthi to you and your family:)

Anu  – (August 31, 2011 at 4:44 AM)  

Lovely clicks.. Happy Vinayaka Chachurthi :)

Niriekshana  – (August 31, 2011 at 5:02 AM)  

this laddu is my fav.... <3
happy vinayakar chaturthi :)

soujanya  – (August 31, 2011 at 7:25 AM)  

Boondi laddu looks perfect...wonderful clicks...
Happy Vinayaka Chavithi

jeyashrissuresh  – (August 31, 2011 at 8:36 AM)  

cute ladoos for the flavour of saffron and pistas in ladoo. happy ganesh chaturthi

San  – (August 31, 2011 at 9:21 AM)  

You have made chaturthi special by this boondi laddo pavi, extremely delicious. Wishes to you n ur fly!

Archana  – (August 31, 2011 at 11:50 AM)  

Delicious dear! Wish you Happy Ganesh!

Unknown  – (August 31, 2011 at 12:22 PM)  

wow, these are my favorite kind of laddos and they have come out soooooooooo well !!!

Unknown  – (August 31, 2011 at 12:53 PM)  

Perfect ladoos and beautiful presentation...Beautiful clicks. Chathurthi wishes to u!!

Richa  – (August 31, 2011 at 2:10 PM)  

amazing!! u made boondis too! totally rocking.. the and pictures are lovely. Happy Ganesh chaturthi to u all!
Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

Kalyani  – (August 31, 2011 at 9:38 PM)  

Wow yum yum yummy laddos ... Looks so tempting .... Want to grab one !!!! Happy to follow u .....

Nitha  – (August 31, 2011 at 10:09 PM)  

delicious laddoos.. I wanna try some...

Rama  – (August 31, 2011 at 10:56 PM)  

Wish You and Your Family a Happy festival. Those sweets look so beautiful and well presented. Never tasted before. Hope they tasted divine.


Shumaila  – (September 1, 2011 at 1:01 AM)  

These look great! You made my mouth water!

radha  – (September 1, 2011 at 7:33 AM)  

Here after a long time. Lovely changes to the blog. Great pictures too. The ladoos look so delicious

Nithya  – (September 1, 2011 at 9:41 AM)  

Wish you a very happy Vinayagar chathurthi :) Fantastic and super divine post :) Loving the clicks :)

Lifewithspices  – (September 2, 2011 at 12:47 AM)  

WOW so good laddus made to perfection love to eat them all!!!

Unknown  – (September 5, 2011 at 8:52 AM)  

ladoos look great - nice clicks :)

aipi  – (September 6, 2011 at 12:15 PM)  

Even the local halwai would be threatened looking at that! They look so neat, decadent n professional! Great work!

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