Motichoor Ladoo with Basundhi

08 Oct
Motichoor Ladoo with Basundhi

How would you like it if you could have two deserts in a single serving…

Sounds nice dosen’t it…

Well, like I said when we had guests over, had to make something but something different.

After giving it a thought for some time, just gave the two favorites a slight twist..

Made motichoor ladoo’s, well almost made the ladoo’s except for forming them in balls and also made basundhi with rose petals.

Assembled the two together with a layer of mixed dry fruits in-between and it was just awesome.

So here goes, try my “motichoor ladoo with basundhi”.


Motichoor laddu


Gram flour(besan)                                                                              –              2 cups

Sugar                                                                                               –              1 ½ cups

Orange/color                                                                                     –              as required

Cardamom (powder)                                                                            –              1 tsp

Almonds (slivers)                                                                              –              5-8 nos

Pistachios (slivers)                                                                           –              5-8 nos

Ghee                                                                                                –              2 tbsps

Oil for frying




Take the sugar in a medium pan and add 3 cups of water to it. Boil the sugar till it reaches a single strand consistency. Add the color, cardamom powder, mix well and keep aside.

In a bowl, take the besan and make a thin batter with water. The batter should be pouring consistency.

Heat the oil in a large kadai. The oil should be hot to make the boondi’s.

Hold a perforated spoon over the hot oil and pour a tablespoon of batter on it. Pass the batter through the holes by pressing them down, using a spoon to make boondi’s.

Fry the boondi’s for 2-3 minutes. The boondi’s should not get crispy, just cooked.

Remove the boondi’s from the oil and drain thoroughly.

Add these boondi’s to the sugar syrup and mix well.

Make the remaining boondi’s the same way and add to the sugar syrup.

When the boondi’s have soaked up all the sugar syrup, put the boondi’s in a blender and pulse just once.

This would ensure that the boondi’s are small and even sized.

(Make sure not to over pulse as this would make it mushy)

Add some of the almond slivers and pistachio slivers, leaving some for garnishing. Mix well.

Make small ladoo’s of the boondi mixture and garnish with the remaining almonds and pistachios.

Cool them well.





Full fat milk                                                                                      –              1 litre

Low fat condensed milk                                                                     –              ½ tin

Cardamom powder                                                                            –              ½ tsp

Almonds (slivers)                                                                              –              5-8 nos

Pistachios (slivers)                                                                            –              5-8 nos



In a large, wide non-stick pan, bring the milk to a boil.

When the milk begins to boil, reduce the heat and keep cooking till the volume reduces to half.

Keep stirring during the entire process.

When the milk is reduced, add the condensed milk and keep cooking on a low heat.

Scrape the sides of the pan from time to time and keep stirring continuously.

The milk will reach a stage where it resembles rabdi. Add the cardamom powder at this stage and mix well.

Cook for a further 15-20 minutes on a low heat.

Remove from heat and chill.

Serve garnished with the almonds and pistachios.






Posted by on October 8, 2014 in Desserts, Festival Dishes, Indian Desserts, Sweets


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8 responses to “Motichoor Ladoo with Basundhi

  1. sarunkumar1974

    October 8, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Looks yummy!!!!

    • menakarun

      October 8, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      Thank u

  2. Sandhya

    October 8, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Yummy! Plus it looks so pretty! Love your presentation too!

    • menakarun

      October 8, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      Thank u soo much Sandhya…

  3. Aruna Panangipally

    October 9, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Looks absolutely delicious. What a super idea. 🙂

    • menakarun

      October 9, 2014 at 7:14 am

      Thank you Aruna, simple thinking can sometimes bring out the best 😉

  4. Liz

    October 11, 2014 at 1:32 am

    They look delicious and the photos are so good. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • menakarun

      October 11, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you soo much Liz 😀


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