Laddu is one of my favorite sweet and my DD loves it too. Almost everyone in my family loves it.I recently tried making some for my DD’s birthday. It certainly didn’t turn out like my mom’s but i was proud that it was certainly good for the first timer. LOL.
Lemme take you directly to the recipe.
Besan flour (Chickpea flour/Gram flour) – 2 cups
Sugar – 2 cups
Oil – 1/2 litre
1. First make batter out of besan flour. It must be little watery than dosa batter/pancake batter.Make sure you don’t have any lumps.
2.Make sugar syrup.Take a stainless steel pan and add sugar. Add little water till the sugar completely immerses in it.
3.Boil the sugar syrup. Now and then take few drops of syrup and test it in cold water. If the syrup dissolves away keep boiling for some more time. You should switch off the stove when the sugar syrup forms a ball when rolled in a cold water. (This part is more important)
4. Heat oil in a wide pan. Using a small holed strainer add the besan batter so that it drops to form small balls like dippin’ dots(called Boondhi). Remove when it is cooked and add immediately to the sugar syrup. (Don’t let it brown.)
5. Keep mixing boondhi once in a while in sugar syrup so that all absorbs the sugar syrup completely in.
Fry some cashews, raisins and cloves in little ghee and add to boondhi.
6. Finally when all the besan batter is done, it is time to roll the laddus. Make balls out of boondhi absorbed in sugar syrup right away when it is warm. (In pic we have molded laddu using my daughter’s cereal scoop)
Yummy laddu is ready!!
P.S : If the syrup turns crystallized by the end, try adding some warm milk before rolling.