(Last Updated on : 10/01/2014)
Motichoor Laddoo is an Indian sweet
made with very small sized boondi
and it is considered as an auspicious sweet. This Laddoo is popularly served during various festivals and celebrations like Diwali
but it is also available round the year in various sweet shops.
Ingredients of Motichoor Laddoo
Besan/ Kadalai Maavu 1 and 1/2 cup
Rava/ semolina 1 and 1/2 tblsp
Baking soda a pinch
Sugar 1 and 1/4 cup
Orange food colour 2 pinches
Saffron few strands
Almonds sliced 1 tblsp
Rose water 1 tsp
Cardamom powder a pinch
Method of Preparing Motichoor Laddoo
Add besan, rava, a pinch of orange food colour and baking soda in a bowl. Add water to this and make a smooth batter without any lumps.
Add sugar and 1 &1/2 cup of water in a pan and then bring it to a boil.
Heat till the sugar gets dissolved stirring in between.
When sugar gets dissolved stop stirring. Boil till it reaches one string consistency.
Switch off the flame and add the orange food colour and cardamom powder and mix well. When done keep it aside
Heat oil in a wide pan for deep frying.
Side by side start preparing boondis.
2 perforated ladles will be required for making boondis; one with small holes to make boondis and another to take out the boondis from oil.
Pour a ladle of batter to the perforated ladle keeping the ladle on the top of the oil and let the boondis fall into the oil.
Let the boondis cook till they turn soft. Drain the excess oil in a tissue. Repeat this for the rest of the batter.
Then heat the sugar syrup for few seconds till it become warm. Switch off the flame and add the boondis to it and mix evenly.
Boil 2 tblsp of water in a sauce pan. Transfer the boondis coated with sugar syrup to a mixer. Let the water nicely boil.
Add the hot water to this and pulse them in a mixer. Transfer it to a plate. Sprinkle the rose water and add the chopped almonds.
Start making laddoos. Initially, the laddoos will be moist but after few minutes they will become firm.
Serve when done