Kadala mavu(bengal gram) - 1/2 kg (500 grams)
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Cooking soda - 1/4 tsp and a pinch
Lemon Yellow food color - a pinch
Ghee - 1 1/2 tbsp
Sugar - 3/4 kg ( 750 grams )
Water - 2 cups
Milk - 1/4 cup to remove impurities from sugar
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Cashew nuts -25 grams (break it )
Raisins -50 grams
Cloves - 5-6
Step1:Prepare sugar syrup:
Add water and sugar in a pan and mix well . Then bring it to boil.
Add 1/4 cup of milk to it, all the impurities in sugar will come to the surface. Remove it with a ladle.
Boil sugar syrup till it gets slight thick
Add cardamom powder, fried cashew nuts, raisins and cloves to the sugar syrup.
Step2:For Making boondhi
Mix both bengal gram flour and rice flour, add cooking soda and a pinch of yellow color.
Add water and make a batter. I added around 2 cups + 1/3 cup of water and it was perfect for me. You add water little by little carefully to get the batter consistency . It should neither be too thin nor thick.
Heat oil and pour a little batter on the boondi ladle and gently tap it. Tiny droplets of batter will fall into the hot oil. Fry till golden brown. Keep aside. Do not fry it too crisp
Remove it from oil a stage before that.
Repeat the process for the rest of the batter.
After the boondi cools a little, add half of it to the sugar syrup.
Put the rest of the boondi in a blender and grind it a little. Take a small mixie jar and blend it little by little only for a few seconds. Do not make it a paste
Now add this also to the sugar syrup. Mix both well together.
Add a tbsp of ghee and make balls out of it.
Edited by Eda Sureshe, 22 October 2014 - 03:02 PM.