Motichur Laddu Recipe

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Motichur Laddu, also known as "boondi laddu," is a mouthwatering Indian sweet that is loved by people of all ages. With its golden hue and delicate texture, this delectable treat is a staple during festive occasions, weddings, and celebrations. The Motichur Laddu is made from tiny droplets of besan (gram flour) batter, which are deep-fried until crispy and then soaked in sugar syrup, resulting in a sweet, aromatic, and irresistible dessert. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of making these delightful Motichur Laddus in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Here's a step-by-step recipe to create this traditional Indian delicacy:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup besan (gram flour)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • A pinch of saffron strands (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped nuts (almonds, pistachios, cashews) for garnish
  • Oil for deep frying

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the batter: In a mixing bowl, combine the besan and water to make a smooth, lump-free batter. It should have a slightly runny consistency, similar to pancake batter. If needed, adjust the consistency by adding a little more water. Set the batter aside.

  2. Prepare the sugar syrup: In a saucepan, add the sugar and water. Bring it to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once the sugar has dissolved completely, reduce the heat to low and let the syrup simmer for 5-7 minutes until it reaches a one-string consistency. To check the consistency, take a small amount of syrup between your fingers and press them together. If a single thread forms, the syrup is ready. Add the cardamom powder and saffron strands (if using), and mix well. Keep the syrup warm on low heat.

  3. Fry the boondis: Heat oil in a deep frying pan or kadai over medium heat. Place a slotted spoon or a boondi ladle (a ladle with tiny holes) over the hot oil. Pour a ladleful of the besan batter onto the ladle and gently tap it against the edge of the pan to allow small droplets of batter to fall into the oil. Fry the boondis until they turn golden and crispy. Remove them using a slotted spoon and drain the excess oil by placing them on a paper towel. Repeat this process with the remaining batter.

  4. Soak the boondis: While the boondis are still warm, transfer them to the warm sugar syrup. Gently mix them, ensuring they are coated evenly. Allow the boondis to soak in the syrup for 10-15 minutes to absorb the flavors.

  5. Shape the laddus: After the soaking time, take a small handful of the sweetened boondis and shape them into round laddus using your palms. If the mixture feels dry, you can moisten your hands with a little ghee to prevent sticking. Repeat this process until all the boondis are shaped into laddus.

  6. Garnish and serve: Once the laddus have cooled slightly, garnish them with chopped nuts, pressing them gently into the surface of the laddus. Allow them to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Now, sit back, relax, and indulge in the heavenly taste of homemade Motichur Laddus. These bite-sized delights are sure to impress your friends and family with their authentic flavors and enticing aroma. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply craving something sweet, this traditional Indian recipe is a perfect choice. Enjoy the process of making this delightful treat and relish the sweet memories it brings to your table.

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