Boondi Besan Laddoos for Divali
For the occasion of Divali I thought I’ll make some Boondi Besan Laddoos. They are one of the staples in Mauritius for Diwali sweets. It’s one of the easiest things to make as it needs very little ingredients – Besan and Sugar basically at the least minimum ;)
I took pictures of each of the steps I took while preparing the laddoos.
Syrup (Make in advance and let it cool down)
Make a simple syrup. 1:1 Sugar and Water. Add the water and sugar and mix very well and put to a boil for some 20 minutes or so, stirring it once in a while. You can add some cardamon to it for more flavor
Step 1 : Start with 2 cups Besan (Gram) Flour (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gram_flour)
Step 2 : Add water to the Besan till you get a semi thick paste
Step 3 : Once the dough is ready, you need to fry them, but you need to fry them in such a way such that they come out in little pieces. I don’t have the right kitchen ustensil for it. So, I made an impromptu one by cutting a small hole in a ziplock bag and using it to pour the dough in oil.
Step 4: Using the ziplock bag dough pourer, pour the dough in the hot oil in circular thin lines
Step 5 : Drain the oil from the fried dough and then break it apart in small pieces.
Step 6 : Put the little pieces of fried dough in the syrup and let it absorb some syrup for 5 minutes or so and then drain off and put on a plate.
Step 7 : Crush all the syrup soaked dough pieces together. Add some almond slivers and some cardanom seeds (peeled) to the mixture.
Step 8 : Make small golf ball size balls out of the mixture