Meethi Boondi or Sweet Bundi

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Sweet boondi is a popular prasad distributed on Tuesdays after a visit to the temple. I still remember how we rushed to grab that small brown bag when mom returned from the temple- brings back childhood memories. Well now we can enjoy this mouthwatering meethi boondi or sweet bundi at home. Though it looks like a tedious work but believe me its not. Petite sugar coated gram flour balls is a mouthwatering sweet.

Meethi Boondi or Sweet Bundi

Nothing to beat homemade boondis. Follow a step by step guide below and get your hands on this delicious dessert. Follow few simple tricks-

  • Boondi batter should be of dropping consistency – neither too thick nor too thin.
  • Check oil before adding the boondi.
  • Hold the strainer above the kadhai/frying pan as this will result into small round boondis.
  • Even if you get some sticky boondi lumps in the oil – no worries fry till crisp and once sugar is added, you can break them apart.
  • Do not over fry the boondis as they may result into discoloration.
  • Make sure the sugar syrup is of the desired consistency. Step by step method explained below.

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Once boondis are added to the sugar syrup they will become sticky and look like a spread of sugar candy- all gooey and soft. No worries; allow it to cool down completely and when sugar crystallizes, mix them with a spoon and they will separate. With a perfect coat of sweetness these boondis are crunchy yet soft to munch.

Also try out our Motichoor ladoo recipe

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Meethi Boondi or Sweet Bundi
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Flavorful and Homemade boondis are a perfect festival sweet. With a perfect coat of sweetness these boondis are crunchy yet soft to munch.
Servings Prep Time
3 cups 15 MINUTES
Cook Time
30 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
3 cups 15 MINUTES
Cook Time
30 MINUTES
Meethi Boondi or Sweet Bundi
Votes: 7
Rating: 4.86
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Flavorful and Homemade boondis are a perfect festival sweet. With a perfect coat of sweetness these boondis are crunchy yet soft to munch.
Servings Prep Time
3 cups 15 MINUTES
Cook Time
30 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
3 cups 15 MINUTES
Cook Time
30 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
PLAIN BOONDI
  • 1 cup Besan (Chickpea flour)
  • A pinch of Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Milk + 2 tablespoon more
COLORED BOONDI
  • 1 cup Besan (Chickpea flour)
  • A pinch of Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Milk + 2 tablespoon more
  • A pinch of Any food color - Red
  • Oil for Frying
FOR SUGAR SYRUP
  • 1-1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Water
GARNISHING
  • 1 teaspoon Sunflower seeds
  • A pinch of Saffron strands
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METHOD
BOONDI PREPARATION
  1. Assemble all the ingredients.
  2. In a bowl mix besan with baking powder and milk and set it aside.
  3. Besan should be of a dropping consistency.
  4. If making colored boondi then prepare its batter in a separate bowl.
  5. Find a strainer that has bigger holes than the regular one.
  6. Heat oil in a kadhai. Check the oil before frying, drop a pea size besan batter inside the hot oil..
  7. And if floats right back up, means your oil is ready for frying.
  8. Hold the strainer right above the kadhai, neither too low, nor too high.
  9. Pour the batter into the strainer..
  10. And keep spreading in a circular motion...
  11. Till all the batter is used up. You can see small drops of boondi in the hot oil.
  12. Fry till crisp, do not over fry them.
  13. Once crisp remove from oil..
  14. Place them on a paper napkin to absorb excess oil.
  15. Repeat the process with rest of the batter.
  16. And fry them the same way.
  17. Boondis are ready.
MAKING SUGAR SYRUP
  1. Prepare the sugar syrup by combining sugar and water and bring it to a boil. Boil till it is reduced in quantity and has reached its one string consistency. It will take 5-7 minutes to reach one string consistency.
  2. Check its consistency - take some liquid on the back of a spoon and if it coats the spoon without dripping means sugar syrup is ready. Other way would be to take some cooled off sugar syrup in between your fingers, press and now open your fingers, if it forms a thick string between your fingers without breaking - sugar syrup is ready to use.
  3. Take it off the flame. Drop the fried boondis into the hot syrup.
  4. Add saffron strands..
  5. And sunflower seeds.
  6. Gently toss them and mix till boondis are well coated in sugar syrup.
  7. They will stick to each other and look like a large lump of sugar candy.
  8. No worries- just let it be.
  9. Once cooled boondis will be beautifully coated with sugar .
  10. Irresistibly yum sweet boondis are ready.
  11. Store it in an airtight container and it's good for 1 week.
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14 Responses

  1. Eshani says:

    It’s my favorite sweet n I m going 2 try this recipe soon..

  2. Shanaya says:

    This was just amazing! Great presentation indeed…

  3. Shalini says:

    Very nice blog, i like urad dal pinni, which i was searching a lot.Thanks for sharing stepwise with crystal clear pics..

    • RK says:

      Welcome to the blog Shalini! That’s good to know that you found something of your liking. Keep checking back for more. 🙂

  4. Shreya says:

    Looks so great in picture. Planning to make this for Ganesh Chaturthi, just a quick question. How can I add green color to these boondi along with other colors that you have added? Thanks Ruchi lovely collection.

    • RK says:

      You are welcome Shreya! Please refer to the recipe to learn more about adding food coloring to the boondis. Thanks for stopping by and if possible share your experience with me.

  5. Gudiya says:

    Looks so tempting and mouth watering. I am going to try out pretty soon. Your step photography is making me feeling inspired. Love your site and above all your pictures. They are vibrant and truly colorful. Thanks for sharing.

    • RK says:

      Thanks for your kind words Gudiya. Glad to hear that you liked the blog. Give it a try and if possible share your experience with me. 🙂

  6. Bhuvi says:

    WOW! I’m following ur recipes since a long time and every time I’m impressed. Love the color combinations. Colors just explode on the screen. Very colorful and beautiful clicks. So tempted to see this looks like I will be making this pretty soon.

  7. Chitra says:

    Love these, used to have these in my neighbors house when i was a kid. Gave it a try Ruchi, came out incredible. Have no words to thank you. It was perfect for a first time. 🙂 thank you so much for your wonderful collection.

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