Bhoondhi Laddu



  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 whole cardamoms, powdered
  • 1 3/4 cups besan flour
  • water a required
  • oil for deep-frying
  • 5 cashew nuts, chopped into small pieces
  • 5 raisins
  • 1 tbsp ghee


  1. In a heavy saucepan, add 3/4 cup water to the sugar and bring to a boil.
  2. Boil the mixture until it is a syrup of one-string or thread consistency.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the saffron and powdered cardamoms.  Set aside.
  4. Sift the besan flour into a bowl.
  5. Add enough water to make a thick batter of dropping consistency.
  6. Heat oil in a pan.
  7. Drop a ladleful of the batter through a slotted spoon with pea-sized holes.  Fry until uniformly golden and crisp.
  8. Continue until all the batter has been used.
  9. Add these fried little balls to the sugar syrup.
  10. Saute the cashew nuts and raisins in 1 tbsp ghee, and add to the laddu mixture.
  11. Mix thoroughly and allow to cool.
  12. Shape laddus into small balls.


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