BOONDI

(Sweet Gram Flour Dumplings)

Ingredients

For Boondi
Gram flour – 100 gms.
Water – 30 ml.
Ghee – for frying
Almonds – 4 nos.
Pisatchio (unsalted) – 4 nos.
For Sugar Syrup
Sugar – 100 gms.
Water – 100 ml.
Saffron – 1 gm.

Method

  1. Make sugar syrup of 1 string consistency – Heat water on a medium flame. Add sugar and saffron to it. Keep stirring till the sugar melts and the consistency becomes that of 1 string. Keep aside.
  2. For making the Boondi, make a batter of the gram flour and water of a thick consistency.
  3. In a kadai, heat the ghee for frying. Place a jharan (perforated spoon) on top of the kadai.
  4. Slowly pour the batter on the perforated spoon and let it drip through. When the batter is on the perforated spoon let it drip through on its own. Do not use your hands otherwise the Boondi will not be round in shape.
  5. Remove the perforated spoon and allow the Boondi to fry till it is firm and is yellow in colour.
  6. Remove on an absorbent paper and cool it for 5 minutes.
  7. Repeat the same process of placing the perforated spoon on the kadai till the batter gets over.
  8. The cooled Boondi has to be immersed in the sugar syrup. The Boondi dumplings will absorb the sugar syrup.
  9. The Boondi will turn to be sticky in consistency. Allow it to dry.
  10. Garnish with finely chopped pistachio and almonds.

To serve

Boondi is a versatile sweet and often served as a prasad in temples. It can be served for lunch or dinner as a sweet.
Boondi & Besan / Sev  is considered a very popular sweet / savoury Bhatia combination.

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