Plain Motichoor Ladoo

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: No-Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • For boondi:
  • 2.5cups - gram flour (not superfine variety)
  • 500 ml. milk
  • 1/2 tsp- cardamom powder
  • 3 cups - ghee for deep frying
  • a fine holed shallow strainer spoon
  • For syrup:
  • 2.5 cups - sugar
  • 3.5 cups - water
  • 2 tbsp- milk
  • few drops saffron (kesri) colour

How to Make Plain Motichoor Ladoo

  • Put sugar and water in a vessel and boil.
  • When sugar dissolves, add milk.
  • Boil for 5 mins till scum forms on top.
  • Strain and return to fire.
  • Add colour and boil till sticky but no thread has formed.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix. Keep aside.
  • For boondi:
  • Mix flour and milk to a smooth batter.
  • Heat ghee in a heavy frying pan.
  • Hold strainer on top with one hand.
  • With the other pour some batter all over the holes.
  • Tap gently till all batter has fallen into hot ghee.
  • Stir with another strainer and remove when light golden.
  • Keep aside. Repeat for remaining batter. Immerse boondi in syrup.
  • Drain any excess syrup.
  • Spread in a large plate. Sprinkle few tsp. hot water over it.
  • Cover and keep for 5 mins.
  • Shape in laddoos with moist palms. Cool and keep open to dry, before storing in containers.