Tuesday, February 28, 2012

HOMEMADE BOONDI LADOOS for 1 million hits!!

Boondi Ladoo

There was a time when I didn't know how to track the no. of visitors on my blog and there was a time I used to look forward to see that number increase.It gave me such joy that 1000's find my little bloggie useful in many ways! Most of you guys come here for recipes, some to ask me about crochet and other needlework and some of you just to read my 'stories' and take a peek at the photographs of what I post  randomly.
Boondi Ladoo

If you ask me what these 'stories' are, I wouldn't have known you read them as 'stories' until you all wrote to me. Funnily enough, I still don't consider them to be like that because I just write the association I have with that dish, from my real life :-)
Boondi Ladoo

When I got lazy in between, you all asked me to get back to this blog and start blogging again. I did and now I'm reaping the joys of it when this little space of mine has 10,00,000 hits as of today! It is a big achievement for me as I never even dreamt of this day when I started this space.

Now getting back to the ladoos, these are mine and Jobin's favourites! I've made them succesfully before, photographed them but it never made to my blog...I still wonder why! Maybe these ladoos had another destiny...to be here, on this special day :-) I dedicate these little yellow balls of pure joy to ALL OF YOU, dear readers! I wish I could share these with you in person...maybe someday it might happen! :-)

Boondi LadooHOMEMADE BOONDI LADOOS
Recipe source: Manjula aunty

Ingredients:
1c besan/chickpea flour
1/2 c plus 1 tbsp water
11/2 c sugar
1 c water
Seeds from 6 green cardamom pods,crushed
8 pcs of cashewnuts,broken
Oil for frying

Method:Make a batter using besan and 1/2 c plus 1 tbsp water. Pass it through a perforated/slotted spoon and see if you can get them to fall back into the bowl. If it doesn't, add a little more water to the batter and mix well.Bring the 1 1/2 c of sugar and 1 c water to a rolling boil and boil till it reaches 220F on a candy thermometer. Keep it off the flame. Meanwhile,heat 2 inches of oil on medium high and drop some chickepea batter into it and if it sizzles up right away, you are good to proceed. Hold the perforated spoon 2 inches above the oil and pour the batter through it.The batter will fall as round balls into the oil, which is what we want. Fry them till they stop sizzling and golden brown in colour.Repeat and make sure your wipe your perforated spoon in between all the batches.Add these fried boondi's to the sugar syrup and let them soak for 10 mins. Transfer the soaked boondi's to a plate to cool a little until they are still warm to touch. Form balls/ladoos by squeezing them in between your palms, it might test your patience but it's worth every squeeze!


After my Piano lessons last night, we went shopping to the Malayali store here and found some sweets stacked up in the cooler. I gazed at them for a while and in the meantime Jobin pinpointed his favourites and even I pinpointed mine and finally we both pinpointed at the Boondi ladoos together! I asked him if he wanted me to pick up a box and he said, 'No, I want the ones you make, I like them the best!'. Now, no matter what, I had to get that request fulfilled! :-)

Now,with my feet up on our Lazyboy, watching the snow fall and with the warm ladoos sitting next to me,I'm waiting for him to get back from work and start digging into these along with him. These laddoos doesn't stay long in our house, they are so yummy!

29 Comments:

Jobin said...

it was yum

Nisha said...

Woot, woot! Thumbs up!

Smitha said...

congrats Ria....love boondi laddoo!...they look tempting!

San said...

Congrats Ria! That's so sweet of jobin to ask for ones made by you, that shows his fondness for your cooking. Beautiful laddoos.

Divya Kudua said...

Boondhi laddoos are my favorites,luckily I stay in a place where each sweet shop sells better boondhi laddoos than the other!So never felt the need to make it at home.But I will try someday,for sure!Congrats on the 1 million hits!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

What an appropriate way to celebrate by preparing such lovely ladoos.Congrats Ria.
Deepa

Ambika said...

Congratulations Ria!!! I love Jobin's comment above, so cute!!! Wish you many many more milestones like this :)

Manju said...

Congrats Ria! These Laddoos r my fav too.

Vimitha Anand said...

Congrats Ria. And thats a perfect way to celebrate...

Rekha shoban said...

perfect ladoo!!nice click!

SouthIndianHome said...

Congrats Ria. Delicious Ladoos

Sarah said...

congratulations Ria!!!! love the authentic looking pics of the ladoos... and here's wishing you many more millions...

Aarthi said...

ladoos looks awesome...congrats dear

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Congrats Ria...Wish you many more milestones...Ladoos look super delicious..

Vijitha said...

Congrats Ria! Bhoondi ladoo looks delicious!

Sumee said...

Congrats Ria.! I never gather up courage to make laddoos, though they r my fav, they remind me of my childhood.. a vivid memory of sitting and making those balls!!

Poornima said...

Just today I stumbled upon your blog. What a great blog. Loving it.

Prathibha said...

congrats on d big milestone..super looking laddus

simple baking said...

Congrats Ria on 1 million hits! Wish you many more such successes to come. BTW your boondi laddoos look fab

Cassia Bark said...

What an achievment Ria!!! I'm at that stage now of Not knowing how many hit's my space get every day...lol no clue at all! :D

Love the clicks and the laddoos look super yum...will try out the recipe soon :)

Zareena said...

Congrats dear. You rock gal.Lovely post.

Nithya said...

Congratssss Ria :) Lovely way to celebrate the big number :)

Poornima Nair said...

Congrats Ria!! My favorite laddoos too, though I've never made them. Love how crisp the boondis look!

Chitra said...

Congrats ria.. Perfect post for the celebration ;)

magpie said...

Congrats Ria!! On the hits and on this super duper treat! so yum it looks!

Beans said...

Grt goin Ria. Its fascinating tht many of us assume we know u so well thru ur blogs. Lovely anecdotes with yum food!

Princy Vinoth said...

Congrats on the million hits and hope u have many more millions coming by.Love the ladoos!

Javelin Warrior said...

Congrats on the new record! And these boondi ladoos look fantastic. I love the texture and the crispiness - what a beautiful snack!

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saumya said...

I tried this at home. Simply loved it, they were yummy...!!!
Thank you so much, your method was easy to try, and it did work out well....... it Zoots...!!

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