Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi | How to make Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi

By Sasmita Sahoo Samanta  |  1st Oct 2016  |  
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About Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi Recipe

Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi Recipe is an Indian sweet recipe with crisper surface and sugary juice within. This homemade Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi Recipe is apt for Prasad during festivals or as a sweet munch after meals.

Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Sasmita Sahoo Samanta is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi is 10 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 20 minutes. This is recipe of Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi is perfect to serve 3 people. Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi by commenting on this page below!

Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi

Ingredients to make Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi

  • 1 cup gram flour(/besan)
  • 1 pinch baking soda
  • 1 pinch yellow food colouring (optional)
  • 1 pinch orange food colouring (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • oil to deep fry
  • Sugar syrup (3/4 cup sugar + ½ cup water)

How to make Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi

  1. Take gram flour / besan in a sifter and sieve it.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix gram flour, baking soda with water. The batter should be little thick, a bit thinner than normal bajji batter.
  3. Take a big ladle full of batter for orange color in a separate small bowl. Add orange food color to the batter in the small bowl, yellow food color to the batter in the main bowl and mix well both separately.
  4. 2 slotted ladles are needed for making boondi as one for making the boondi and another for draining them from oil.
  5. Now heat oil for deep frying. Oil should be moderately hot. To test the oil drop a pea size batter in the oil, batter should rise immediately without changing color which means oil is ready for frying boondis.
  6. Now hold one slotted ladle just over oil (neither too low nor too high).
  7. Pour one ladle full of batter over the slotted ladle and spread in a circular motion by the back of the deep ladle. The batter will fall drop by drop.
  8. Fry them till little crispy. Drain and place them on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  9. Repeat the process with rest of both batter.
  10. Then take sugar syrup of 1 string consistency, just warm (no need to boil) up the syrup (warm up is needed if sugar syrup is made before making boondi, skip if syrup is made after making boondi) and switch off the flame.
  11. Add in cardamom powder, mix well. Add the fried yellow and orange boondis into the syrup. Gently toss them and mix till boondis are well coated in sugar syrup.
  12. Let this set for 1-2 hours untill the sugar syrup completely absorbed by boondis and the sugar crystallized.
  13. Now sweet boondis are ready & store them in an airtight container !

My Tip:

Make the batter perfectly, then only round boondi will form. If the batter is too thick, then boondi will form with tail. If the batter is too thin / watery, then boondi may fall flat. So make accordingly & be very careful while adding water. Hold the slotted ladle over hot oil well (neither too low nor too high), otherwise boondi will form with tail too. If you want sweet boondis to more moist, then switch off the sugar syrup just before 1 string is formed. Then only moist and juicy boondis will form. (Here I have made the moist one, so the image is of shinning boondis ;) ) Adding colors is optional, it can be of single color. Cloves, cashews, sunflower seeds can be added after adding boondi to the sugar syrup.

Reviews for Sweet Boondi / Meethi Boondi (2)

Sukhmani Bedi2 years ago

This is one of my favourite dishes of all time :)

Alisha dogra2 years ago

I love boondi so will surely try this!

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