All festival time in India starts with sweets. The rest of the things are only secondary to it. Our culture has always been that way, with the philosophy of beginning an auspicious day with a sugary, sweet delicacy. We have also got unique sweets for every festival. For instance, Modak is the only sweet that comes to our mind on Ganesh Chaturthi.
About Motichur Ladoo
- Ladoo comes in different varieties with distinct recipes of their own. In this context, we will solely focus on the Motichur Ladoo.
- Moti in Hindi translates to pearls, while Chur translates to crumble. It is the reason why this Ladoo falls apart in our hands when we touch it. The feel while we eat it is immeasurable as the sugary flavor melts in our mouth with no effort.
- This recipe may seem like a lot of work but it is certainly worth it! Even though they consume a lot of time, the process is easy.
- To make Motichur Ladoo, you need suitable cookware. For this, a Tri Ply Stainless Steel Kadai would be helpful to you.
- Now, let us start making delicious Motichur Ladoo!
Here is the list of items you need to prepare for Motichur Ladoo. Note that this recipe is enough for 15 servings. You may vary quantities according to the number of Ladoos you want to make.
For The Sugar Syrup
- 1½ cup of sugar
- ¾ cup of water
- Pinch of salt
- Saffron as needed
For The Motichur Ladoo
- 1½ cup of gram flour
- 1 to 1.25 cups of water
- 3½ cardamom seeds
- ¾ tbsp of Melon seeds
Making Of The Sugar Syrup
- In a Triply Pan, add sugar, saffron, and water. Let it cook on a medium flame for some time.
- Make the batter for the Ladoo from the gram flour and a pinch of Saffron.The consistency must be not too thick or watery.
- Once the sugar syrup is done, place them in hot water. It is because you need to add boondhi when the syrup is hot.
Making The Boondhi
- For this step, take a Triply Steel Kadai and heat Oil. Remember not to boil it so much. A moderate level of heat is enough.
- Choose a ladle that has tiny holes on its face. Pour the batter through the ladle by gently pressing it with another spoon. It will help you get small, evenly shaped boondhi.
- Let them cook on the Tri Ply Fry Pan until it turns a light golden brown. Remember not to overcook them as they might get crunchy—which is not the consistency we want.
- Once you get the full batter-fried as boondhi, transfer them to the sugar syrup.
- Mix the boondi well so that they blend well with the sugar syrup.
Making The Motichur Ladoo
Now, put all the boondhi you have mixed with the sugar syrup into the blender. Add a teaspoon of hot water and blend them in a blender in pulse mode for three times. This process makes them small and easy to shape.
Ensure that the boondhi stays moist. If they take a crispy texture, add some more water to set off the crispiness.
Once you get the desired texture, add the powdered cardamom and melon seeds. Keep mixing them to spread out the flavor.
As the final touch, add the dry fruit as a sweet garnish to the mixture.
Spread some oil or ghee on your hands. Then start making balls with this mixture into round delicious Motichur Ladoos.