For a traditional Boondhi Laddu, here's what you'll need:
- 1 cup besan flour
- 2 tsp rice flour
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 pinches of yellow color
- 8-10 broken cashew nuts
- 6-8 raisins
- 4 cardamom pods
- 1 pinch of pachai karpooram
Start by creating a thick batter by blending besan flour and rice flour with water. Separately, prepare a sugar syrup by adding 1 ½ cups of water to the sugar, ensuring it reaches a single thread-like consistency. Stir in the yellow color to the syrup, mixing thoroughly.
Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Over the hot oil, position the boondhi disc and pour a spoonful of batter onto it, rubbing it vigorously with the back of the ladle. This will cause droplets to form and drop into the oil, frying them to create boondhis. After frying, immediately transfer the boondhis to the sugar syrup.
Continue with the rest of the batter in the same manner, adding each batch of boondhis to the sugar syrup.
Stir in the fried cashew nuts, raisins, cardamom, and pachai karpooram. Thoroughly mix and then shape the mixture into laddu balls of your desired size. Initially, the laddus might feel a tad sticky, but as they set, the sugar syrup will be absorbed by the boondhis, giving them their classic texture. Enjoy your Boondhi Laddus once they're set!