Aug 27, 2013

Motichoor Ladoos to Share the Sweetest News Ever

How are you guys doing? And thanks for all of you who dropped emails in my absence. I am gonna share the sweetest news in my entire life. I delivered the cutest baby girl in the world on aug 21. Finally our new bundle of joy has arrived. I couldn't explain how excited and emotional i was when i holded her in my arms. I felt like i was out of the world. She was so soft and pink, it was like love at first sight.

I was in the hospital till yesterday. We arrived home yesterday evening and i was all set to take my blog live again. I wanted so badly to share the baby pictures in my blog, but my family has stopped me from doing it. No worries i will post them in a couple of months.

This recipe was made so many months back  but I saved this sweet ladoo post to share this sweetest news with you guys. I will keep on posting in this blog as usual. But i will be spending most of my time with my little princess, so if you drop me emails, you will surely get reply, but may be a little late. 

Now off you go to the recipes..

Preparation Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Makes - 10 to 12 ladoos


Oil for Deep frying
Badam / Almonds - 3 tblspn chopped
Cashews - 3 tblspn chopped
Boiling Water - 1 ot 2 tblspn
Ghee - 2 tblspn

For Boondi:
Gram Flour / Besan / Kadala Mavu - 1 cup / 120 grams
Sooji / Rawa / Semolina - 1 tblspn (Put it in a blender and make into a fine powder)
Water - 1/2 cup or adjust
Orange Food Colouring - 1/2 tsp

For Sugar Syrup:
Sugar - 1 cup / 200 grams
Water - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Saffron strands - a pinch
Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp


Step 1: Make the batter
Take gram flour and sooji in a sifter and sieve it in a mixing bowl. Add in water and mix well to form a smooth batter. The batter should be a little thinner than dosa batter. Don't make it too thin, else the boondi will fall flat. If it is too thick then the boondi wont fall off the ladle. Add in food colouring and mix well Set this aside till you finish making the syrup.

Step 2: Make the sugar syrup
Now take sugar and water in a pan. Mix well so the sugar gets disolved in the water. Bring this to a boil. Simmer for 8 to 10 mins till it forms one string consistency. If you dip the ladle inside the sugar syrup and take it out, then the last drop falling off the ladle should form a string like effect.  Now add in cardamom powder and saffron to this and mix well. Now make sure the syrup stays nice and warm till you finish frying the boondis.

Step 3: Fry the boodis
Heat oil for deep frying. Dont get it too hot. Now take a boondi ladle / perforated spoon ( I used a steel strainer with medium size holes in it). Now take the batter and pour it over the ladle. Using a spoon tap off the ladle, so the boondi will fall through the holes. Fry this on a medium high heat for couple of mins. It shouldn't get crispy, it should be little on the softer side. Drain the boondi onto a bowl and set aside. Repeat till you finish the batter.

Step 4:  Making ladoos
Now Add all the nuts to the boondi and pour the warm syrup over it. Mix well so it gets combined. Now take this in a mixer or food processor. Add a tblspn of boiling water to this and pulse for few times so it gets crushed and becomes one mass. Dont grind it too much or it will get completely mashed up. Now transfer this to a bowl. Dip your hands in ghee and take a small portion from it. Shape into balls and arrange them on a plate. Decorate with a slice of almonds or cashews if you like and enjoy.

Take all your ingredients

In a sifter, sieve gram flour

Add powdered sooji to this

All sifted

Add in water

Make into a smooth batter

Now add in food colouring

Mix well

Now make sugar syrup, Take sugar in a kadai.

Cover with water

Bring it to boil

Simmer till it reaches the consistency

that is one string

Now turn off the heat

Add cardamom powder and saffron

Mix well
Now take your batter

And your perforated ladle

Heat oil for frying

Drop them into the oil like boondi

Fry this for few mins

Remove them to a bowl

Add in nuts

Pour in the sugar syrup

Mix well

Take a blender

Add the mixture in this

Spoon in little hot water

Blend them once
Dip fingers in ghee

Take your mixture
Form into balls


Close up

Top with any nuts

Thats it..

Lovely ladoos are ready


  1. yummy yummy ladoos i love thm...

  2. Congrats!!! Ive been a regular follower of your blog..

  3. Congratulations & Celebrations on Becoming parents of a lovely baby girl. ur princess. Thks for the news. God bless ur princess (Lakshmi) with all the joy & happiness. Take care. Thks for the Motichoor ladoos.

  4. Yummy Ladoo... Congrats for ur new arrival...

  5. congrats aarthi....

  6. congrats Arthi...
    Take care of your health and your baby girl..
    Ladoo looks so good and tempting...

  7. congrats on your lil princess...n lovely ladoos..looks soft n yummy

  8. Congrats! And the laddus looks super delicious.

  9. Congrats! Delicious laddu's to share the happy news! Take care! Enjoy the days of Motherhood!

  10. Love this, thank you for sharing. Going to try it this weekend!

  11. Super yummy laddoo.. Congrats on your bundle of joy

  12. Dear Aarthi

    Hearty Congratulations.
    May God bless ur Princess with all prosperity .Then wat's her name?

  13. Congratulations Aarthi. God bless the little one. Hope you have a wonderful time with her...cherishing every moment. Take care!

  14. Wow! I thought it was that time - you never leave your blog alone for so long, unless something super important happens. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. I know we've never met in person, but I'm sending you all my best thoughts, because I feel just like I did when one of my friends had a baby. I wish you a very happy family life together and I'll be waiting for more news about your little treasure. Take care!

  15. Congrats Aarti.. Take care of yourself & angel.. God bless you..

    Though I am a frequent follower of your website, This is my first ever comment. :-)

    - PraVi

  16. Oh!! That's so wonderful Aarthi. My best wishes to your family and lots of love for your little angel.

  17. Congrats on your lil princess and perfect ladoos to celebrate!

  18. Congrts Arthi:). So nice to hear this news.
    Take time to enjoy the pampering and of course spending time with your lil bundle of joy :)

  19. lovely laddu....nice colour!! congratz on ur newborn princess....she will be mastering ur cooking nice!!

  20. Congratulation Aarthi. God bless th lil one

  21. Hi Aarthi...many many many congratulations on the birth of your little doll! :-)) Missed you on the blogging scene! Glad to hear you and your baby are doing well...she sure is a lucky girl to have such a wonderful mother like you! The ladoos are absolutely mouthwatering...will try soon as I stay outside India and dont get to eat these sweets so often!


  22. Congrats Aarthi!! So happy for you!! Wishing you the best!! Cherish your motherhood!!

  23. Congrats on ur bundle of Joy Aarthi,enjoy ur motherhood, cherish these moments dear.. Prefect sweet for the celebration.

  24. First of all, Congratulations on becoming a mommy. May your life be full of love and happiness and I hope your little bundle of joy is healthy and remains healthy and happy forever.

    And as far as the recipe goes, you make it sound really simple. I would try it for sure. Thanks for sharing it.

  25. Hi dear congrats... enjoy ut time with ur kutti angel... and laddoo looks yuuummmyyyyyyyy...

  26. Congrats :) :) Yum yum ladoos :) :)

  27. Delicious and yummy looking ladoos.

  28. Hey Aarthi, I am Sitalekshmi and I am from ur native place only. Am a regular reader if ur blog .. Good work aarthi. And CONGRATULATIONS to u for getting promoted to a new role in your life "MOTHER". take care ..

  29. Congratulations. motherhood is indded amazing. this is a Beautiful post! Loved the step by step photographs and the recipe as well. Take care and enjoy the new phase :)

  30. congrats and the ladoos luk yum

  31. Congrats Aarthi... God bless u and ur lil one... perfect sweet to celebrate ..

  32. cograts aarthi and welcome to u r girl. last month on 10th i also delivered my dream angel to this world.being mom is such an amazing thing in the world. enjoy each and every moment dont miss it.

  33. Congrats dear, Love to your little girl. ladoos are drool worthy.

  34. Hi my name is Chitra
    First of all congratulations for your new angel and welcome to motherhood. I often refer ur recipe and try at home and most of them are successful too, it been a year now i m refering you recipes and always thinks to comment but never got a time but today when i heard your good news i can't resist and took my time and posting comments. I just love your passion for cooking because i m also one of u. Now will definetly try to put comment on the recipes.Neways take care of u and baby.

  35. congrats..god bless the lil one....i love ur blog...

  36. Hi aarthi .. This is Sitalekshmi. I Don't know Why are U not posting my comment.. That too it was my first comment in ur blog. I usually see your blog and follow many of ur recipes. After seeing ur sweetest news ever., I thought of congratulating you., but I feel sorry that u didn't respect that. Being your native person., I don't know why are u showing ur hot face to me.

  37. Hearty congrats aarthi

  38. @Anonymous hai commented as anonymous, so your comment was stored in my spam messages. Recently i checked them and saw it. I am sorry that it made you think that i am not respecting you. I respect each and every viewers of mine. Hope you understand.

    1. Yes aarthi I understood now. Thank u. Take care of u and little one well. I am also a mother of a sweet little girl who is aged 8 months..

  39. @Aarthihi aarthi....
    i tried ladoo...but cant bring to that shape....

  40. @AnonymousI think u had cooked the sugar too much.

  41. Hi akka Ur receipies are so easy to do....I love all Ur receipies...I tried ladoos but the sugar syrup became very thick..what should I do

  42. Congratulations. .... thanks for detailed receipe. . Will try it soon..

  43. Hi.. yummy recipe. . Wanna try but have run out of unsalted butter.. can I replace it with amul butter???

  44. Sorry aarthi I think was seeing some other recipe n wrote it here by mistake but can I use amul butter instead of unsalted butter? ?

  45. Hi Aarthi. . Tried d recipe today but li'l disappointed. . Didn't get d rite sugar syrup consistency.. I tried to get d string like in the pic but the syrup wud become thick n den added Lil water to get kinda 1 string.. The syrup then became hard very quickly like a slab.. then had to reheat it.. I dnt knw it all went wrong.. ladoos became too sweet but had used the same measurement I need to mix ghee in the boondi or jus on palm?? My son still very sweetly said " awesome mumma " & made my day.. ☺ pls advice for my next try..

  46. @Vidhi MadanYes u can use, but it has to be unsalted

  47. @Vidhi MadanI think you haven't mixed the sugar well till it is dissolved. So it has become hard. You have to use ghee just to grease your palm

  48. just saw this post, Aarthi ! Congrats...
    I hope ur baby girl is doing good !

  49. Yummy laddoos
    Tried it and came out well
    Thanku so much for ur tips to make laddoo perfect

  50. I love ur receipes

  51. Congrats mam 😊 for ur little angel .... N I vl definitely try ur receipe ...

  52. Congrats mam 😊 for ur little angel .... N I vl definitely try ur receipe ...

  53. Hi arathi,.
    All of your recipes are awesome .i tried many.never tried motichoor ladoo, i followed all steps, still it is very watery mixer loose mixture.i shaped in ball & made ladoo but i afraid it will get break after taking in hand i kept that in freeze for setting, is it ok ? Ladoo will get hard?
    Pls reply urgently.

  54. @Anita Ghadekarif it is watery then there is lots of sugar syrup is added. try making some more boondi and add it.

  55. Just tried this recipe. firstly there was a problem with boondi but later on it was ok and the result was very good. Thanks for sharing

  56. Hi how many days can this be stored? Either in fridge or outside?

  57. @hannahu can store it for 3 days outside and for a week in fridge

  58. Congrats happy for you..I am one of your followers.Laddus are so tempting.God bless.

  59. Hai Aarthi. Ur dishes are so good.


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