Sweet Boondi Recipe / How to make Sweet Boondi

Even though i have made so many new recipes to post here specially for diwali. I didn't make bulk to give it as gifts for relatives and friends..Today i started making new dishes to give for friends, I made oats murukku, roasted gram dal murukku and motichoor ladoo. Tomorrow i am gonna make carrot burfi, custard powder halwa and jangri..No worries somehow i managed to take pictures of it. Will share them as soon as possible..

Sweet boondi was on my todo list for quite a long time. Finally i made it yesterday and it turned out to be perfect. I made kara boondi and boondi ladoo on the same day as well. 

I hope you will love this and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Makes - 2 to 2.5 cups


Gram Flour / Kadalai mavu / Besan - 1 cup
Baking Soda / Cooking Soda - 1/8 tsp
Yellow Food Colouring - a pinch
Water - 1/2 cup + adjust accordingly
Oil for Deep Frying

For Sugar Syrup:

Sugar - 3/4 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Cardamom Powder / Yelakai Podi - 1 tsp
Cloves / Krambu - 1/2 tsp powdered
Yellow Food Colouring a pinch

For Seasoning:
Cashewnuts - 10 broken into small pieces
Sultanas / Kishmish - 15 pieces
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cloves / Krambu - 2


Take gram flour in a sifter and sieve it. Add in water and mix to a smooth batter. 

Add in water slowly and make it into a smooth batter. Now add in some baking soda and food colouring. Mix well. The batter should be little thick, it should be thinner than bajji batter. Make the batter perfectly then only you will get round boondi.

Now heat oil for deep frying.

Now take a boondi karandi or a perforated ladle. Hold it over oil. Pour a ladleful of batter over the karandi and spread it out. The boondis will fall drop by drop.

Fry the boondi till they are little crispy. Drain them and set aside.

Take sugar and water in a pan, mix well so it is melted. Bring it to a boil and cook till it attain a single string stage. When you take the spoon from the syrup and see, the last drop falling from the syrup form a single string like consistency.

At this point, take it off the heat and add in cardamom powder, clove powder, food colouring and mix well.

Add boondis to this syrup and mix well.

Now Heat ghee in a small pan, add in cashews and fry till it is light golden, add in raisans and fry till golden, add in cloves and mix well.

Pour this over the boondi and mix well.

Let this set for 2 to 3 hours untill it gets crystalized and nonsticky. Then Serve.

Take all your ingredients

Take gram flour in a sifter

sift it well

add in water

mix well to a smooth batter

add in food colouring and baking soda

mix well

It should be smooth and little thin than bajji batter

Now make sugar syrup, take sugar in a frying pan

add in water

mix well till it is melted

bring it to boil, and cook till 1 string consistency

syrup done

This is the consistency

add in powdered cloves

add in cardmom powder

add in yellow food colour

mix well, syrup done

heat oil for deep frying

you can make boondi in boondi karandi

or you can use normal perforated ladle...

pour a ladleful in

spread it out slowly

now fry the boondis till it is crispy

drain it

perfect boondis

add in straight to the syrup

mix well

heat ghee in a small pan

add in cashews

fry till golden

add in kishmish

couple of cloves

fry till golden

Add it to the boondi

mix well

allow this to cool down

The sugar will form crystals after it cools


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