ಬೂಂದಿ ಲಾಡು/Bhoondi Laddu

Happy navratri to one and all! hope all of you all enjoyed celebrating feasts. It was long since I made laddus so thought of making Bhoondi laddu which I learnt the very first time correctly last year during deepavali. It turned out to be a quite easy at firs try. This is one of the most loved laddus by my kids. The only one thing about this dish is it takes a lot of oil while frying and shaping into laddus when hot .

I am sending this for RCI hosted by viji from Vcuisine, JFI hosted by Vee from PastPresentandMe and Think Spice hosted by Sunita from Sunitas’sWorld. Though I wanted to post for each of these events I couldnot make it this time, finally i came out with bhoondi which goes ideally for all these events.

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All you need

Gram flour – 1.5 cup
rice flour/corn flour – 1 tbsp
Soda Bicarbonate – 1/8 tsp
Bhoondi stirer and fryer you can find it here
Oil for deep frying

Sugar solution
sugar coarse – 1.5 cups
saffron strands – 10-15
cardamom powder/clove – 4 -5
water – 1/2 cup
cashews/raisins/badams  of choice


  • Make a thick paste of gram flour + rice/corn flour +soda with water
  • The consistency should be thicker than dosa batter but thinner than iddli batter
  • Take another vessel add sugar water and saffron let it soak meanwhile you prepare the bhoondis
  • Heat oil for deep frying boondis
  • Keep the bhoondis stirer at a distance from the hot oil, pour a laddle of besan and stir quickly to the hot oil. Must be done fast
  • Fry the bhoodis and strain well
  • Heat the sugar soln while you are just left with the last  2 rounds of bhoondis
  • The soln should reach the consistency of strings/1 string
  • Remove from heat, add in raisins/cashews/cardamom powder and mix well
  • Add the bhoondis and stir well close for just 2 minutes
  • Shape them into laddus while still hot.
  • This can be stored in airtight jars for  2-3 weeks

Note:If you are unable to shape them and feel very liquid after adding bhoondis keep on low fire for sometime until it comes to the consistency to shape into laddus.
For first time check the consistency of the batter is right for the bhoondis. The bhoondis should come out round must not be elongated nor flat with holes. Add little water if it is soft and thick and make it faster if it falls elongated.


48 Comments Add yours

  1. viji says:

    Thank you so much for the entry Roopa, They are perfect. Tempting really. Viji

    Thanks Viji, and its my pleasure to participate since you all are taking so much time to put up all the posts together 🙂

  2. Asha says:

    YUMM-O!!! Roopa, I tried making these once, dodn’t have the proper ladle for dropping the Boondi. Laadus looks mouthwatering. Come out very well. Enjoy.
    I cooked Tamil style feast to suit the RCI!:D

    They are irresistable though i just controlled and made only a few to last :). Asha i too don’t have the black laddle with tiny holes which would be best mine i used the normal fryier to make them 🙂 . Waiting for your RCI this time i don’t have much time for the events lets see for deepavali will sure post 🙂

  3. sunita says:

    Roopa!!!!!How did you know that they are my favourite sweets…thank you so much for sending them over…my wishes to you and your family during this festive season.

    There i got you see you know i have my sixth sense saying this is the one you are gonna make he he 🙂 Wish you all the same dear!

  4. sreelu says:

    Roopa, wow boondi laddu I saw my mom make this very tedious but end result is awesome. good job

    thanks Sreelu, actually they are not very tedious but the consistency and measures are important 🙂 try them sometime !

  5. Namratha says:

    Oh Wow Roopa, these laddus look so yummy and moist…fab entry!:)

    Thanks Namrata 🙂

  6. Mishmash! says:

    WOW !! looks so nice and professional. !!

    Thanks Mishmash! You are flattering me :), well honestly i should say i am not a professional because its just my second try i will surely say patience and carefull study of the consistency to know the right is surely required!

  7. Grihini says:

    Ohhhhooo…:) my fav too. I think i’ll try them today itself 🙂
    Pics are tempting.

    Grihini thanks dear, do let me know how it turns out if you happen to try 🙂

  8. shivapriya says:

    Boondi Ladoo is my husband’s fav. Hats of to you. Looks great.
    BTW that methi paneer rice looks delicious. Even I make but different way. Its a great way to use leftover rice.
    Happy Dusshera to you n ur family.

    Thanks Dear! Hope you had a a nice time too 🙂

  9. indosungod says:

    Roopa, hope you are having fun during the festival season and enjoying Navaratri goodies. The laddus look delicious, I always wait for someone to make me some never tried it.

    Thanks ISG, We had a fair nice time here :). Here I was hooked to try it the last year finally :). I too would love when i am at India for sure this is one of the laddus i get as i don’t make them in bulk!

  10. Puspha says:


    Thanks Pushpa 🙂

  11. musy says:

    Very tasty entry for both the events, Roopa! Boondi laddoos have such a warm and sweet aroma, very enticing!

    Thanks Musy 🙂 hope you enjoyed your feast too !

  12. TBC says:


    Thanks TBC 🙂

  13. Cynthia says:

    Happy Navratri to you and your family!

    Thanks for the Wishes dear 🙂

  14. Lakshmi says:

    Yummo…..mmooo…Roopa. Drooly..rooly…now. They are perfect. Trust you had wonderfull time on Vijaydashami yesterday.

    Thanks Lakshmi :). I had a good time it was more a relaxing weekend with kids preparing for her for the exams clearing doubts so on 🙂

  15. jyothi says:


    oh my god, boondi ladoo looks so good, i have some doubts regarding this, after frying boondi can we keep all out till the last batch? and is it like adding all the frying boondis together in a sugar syrup or batch wise adding?

    the music playing in your website is very beautiful, can i know the details of it to get it for me.

    Hi jyothi welcome to my blogosphere. The bhoondis should be added all at once at the end of frying all the bhoondis not batch wise.
    the music i got it from sonific you can check it out at their site 🙂

  16. prema says:

    Nice looking ladoos roopa. makes me remember my auntys ladoos which she makes during diwali… thanks for the recipe.

    Thanks Prema :). It is one of the sweets made during diwali at most households!

  17. ruchii says:

    Roopa laddus looks lovely, very nice entry.

    Thanks Madhu 🙂

  18. what nice looking laddoos dear……:-) Yummm….My mouth is watering Roops 🙂

    Thanks Sirisha 🙂

  19. Your laddoos are perfect dear!:)) I do not use soda! And there is a slight variation in the method too! Nice enrty for the RCI and one really needs patience and confidence to prepare this! Great going roopa dear!:))

    Thanks Lathavare 🙂 do post your recipe too would like to know how you make 🙂

  20. cinnamontrail says:

    Boondi Laddoo looks soo yummyy, they look so perfect….. a very nice entry….

    Thanks dear 🙂

  21. Vee says:

    Nothing like boondi ladoos to shout out festive season, isn’t it?

    Warm Narathri/Dassera greetings to you and yours! Thanks for participating!

    Thanks Vee 🙂

  22. Richa says:

    those laddoos are making me drool, Roopa!
    you have made them very well, looks like a perfect texture and shape as well, would love to taste them now 🙂

    Thanks Richa 🙂 do try them and ould love to make tham again:)

  23. sharmi says:

    I remember when I was a kid my mom used to make these before diwali, and there used to be a long list of sweets to make. these days all buy readymade ones! very nice looking laddu! Happy navratri and Diwali!

    Truly said Sharmi 🙂

  24. Deepa says:

    i love these laddos …..great tasty one

    Thanks Deepa !

  25. remya says:

    lovely laddos!!!!

    Thanks remya !

  26. sandeepa says:

    Happy Navratri Roopa. Those ladoos are perfect

    Thanks Sandeepa 🙂

  27. Daily Meals says:

    Hi Roopa! Nice laddoos. I too posted laddoos recipe in my blog recently.

    Thanks dear 🙂 checked yours too

  28. Padma says:

    Roopa, that looks awesome, I can never dare to make them at home. After seeing ur recipe, I think I can take a chance n make them this Diwali…thanks for such cool recipes dear!

    Thanks padma 🙂 sure do try them i started too once during diwali which is an apt time to try them !

  29. kribha says:

    I’m also scared about trying this at home. But your recipe is surely good and your pic has convinced me to give it a try. Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

    Even i was like you for sometime until i tried it 🙂 do try it and for sure its one of the easy one

  30. priyanka says:

    Boondi ladoos look yumm Roopa, a favorite of mine:) thanks for sharing hte recipe

    Mine too 🙂 You are most welcome

  31. mandira says:

    wow roopa, you made boondi laddus from scratch! great job, looks fab 🙂

    Thanks Dear 🙂

  32. Nags says:

    wow!! i loooove ladoo 🙂 and let me also tell you that the subtle melodious music in your blog is really soothing 🙂

    Thanks Nags 🙂

  33. Chhaya says:

    Hi Roopa !
    very nice recipe ! aadre nanna hatre boondi fryer ille 😦 Will have to come to your place 😉 By the way, I read in one of your older posts that you stayed in Pune for a couple of years ! yeshtu co-incidence ! nannu beLdiddu odiddu ella Poona dalle :):) Take care !

    Chhaya normal fryier alli madalu agthu nanau adralle madthe 🙂 you are welcome to drop by dear :). oh is it Pune is one of the loved places for me its been years now since i visited. happy deepavali to you and your family 🙂

  34. bee says:

    thanks for the music. this tune is one of my favourites.

    Welcome Bee 🙂 its one of my favorite raaga love it and so happened i chanced on it !

  35. WOW yummy boondy laddoo.Ate in marriages but never tried at home..he heee.

    thanks dear

  36. Ramya says:

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love boondi laadu too….. Never tried making them, though. Yours looks lovely!!! So, how’ve u been? long time….

    Thanks Ramya 🙂 i have been busy these days will be back soon dear!

  37. jyothi says:

    hi roopa,

    i tried your boondi ladoo today, but it didn;t turn out like yours, i couldn’t shape them roound, it was breaking, i followed your step by stel instruction, what could be wrong? Is sugar syrup should be more to make laddoo?

    one might be.. the sugar solution might have not reached the right syrupy stage, if so keep a while on the low fire and stir it until you feel the right stage to shape into balls. hope this helps. Do tell me if the syrup was yet transparent or white. if it was white then it has over crystallised.

  38. sia says:

    oh roopa!!! what u do girl… its been AGES since i had boondi laddu. well, u can always send me a parcel, cant u? 😉

    yellide sia ega en blogige dari gotatenu? yella kali agoidale enage yarau madkotre adille deepavalige….

  39. jyothi says:

    i used frier as i don’t have boondi ladder, the drops fallen was elogated, means smal drop and a smal tail for that. and my supgar was transperent when it was hot but it became bit hard after it cooled down and my batter was bajji consistency.

    i am trying again today, lets see what will happen, your ladoo is so nice it make me tempt and try again and again, if u could give me some tipanalysing my above problem it would be great

    Good luck jyothi 🙂 the tailing means the batter should be made a little more thin ….

  40. smita says:

    Yum!!! oooh – now this is the real deal!!! Happy Diwali!!

    Thanks Smita hope you had a lovely one too!

  41. Rachna says:

    roopa, i love your boondi ladoos, mine never come out right…. will try your recipe….

    Thanks Rachna 🙂 do let me know how it turns out if you try!

  42. Nags says:

    yumm.. i love diwali sweets!

    i love them too 🙂

  43. Namitha says:

    Hi Roopa,

    I never thought that I would be able to make ladoos…..I tried your recipe & it came out perfect…Thank you so much…!!

    Thanks and i am glad that it turned out as your expectations 🙂

  44. rani says:

    i tried it… but couldn’t make laddus….but it tastes good…

  45. Anjali J. says:

    HI Roopa, 1st time at ur blog, nice to meet another kannadiga.. u have got a good collection of recipes..

  46. Gangster34 says:

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