- Posted March 4, 2013 by
Motichoor Laddus are famous during any festival and are especially used in Indian temples on Tuesdays. It is very popular among kids and also comes in very handy to have on hand as a snack. These laddus can be found in almost any sweet shop.
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup pistachios, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon orange color
1 cup ghee (clarified butter)
1 tablespoon raisins
½ teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 cup sugar
2 cup kg Bengal gram flour
3 cup water
In a large bowl mix baking powder and flour.
To this add around 1 tablespoon of ghee and enough water in order to get a thick consistency.
In a saucepan heat the remaining ghee and using a perforated spoon (spoon with tiny holes) allow the boondi drops to fall into the hot ghee.
Allow it to fry for about 5-8 minutes or until golden yellow.
Remove the excess ghee and strain it into a clean plate. Set aside.
To make sugar syrup, adds the sugar to the water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Keep stirring and simmer it for about 20 minutes or until the desired consistency is reached.
Turn off the heat and add the orange color. Set aside.
Add the fried boondi to this sugar syrup and allow it to settle.
Once cooled, rub hands with a little oil or butter and form mixture into laddus (balls).
Garnish with thinly sliced pistachios and serve on a serving tray.
Store in an air tight container.