Thirupati boondi laddu recipe

Thirupati laddu recipe | boondi laddu with step by step photos to prepare at home. Thirupati boondi laddu is one of the most precious prasadham for devotees. This is the traditional method of preparing Thirupati laddu which originated from Andhra Pradesh and popular all over India. Now a days people prepare this laddu on diwali and on all other occasions to give the guests along with return gifts. Other laddu recipes in my link are

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Thirupati laddu recipe | boondi laddu – Notes:-

  • Thirupati laddu is made by frying the boondi in ghee. You can also fry in oil.
  • You should get little practice while preparing the batter for boondi. If you get the boondi little lengthwise – your batter is thick. If it is flat –  your batter is watery. You will learn to mix batter and get round ball like boondi by practice.
  • Edible camphor / pachai karpooram is used here in this laddu for its flavour. If you do not get the original pachai karpooram, you can skip off adding this.
  • Make laddu when the sugar syrup is absorbed completely and still warm when you touch.
  • Grind 1/4 th of boondi who make laddu easily.
  • Shape the laddus for the second time to get it perfect.

Ingredients:- For boondi batter:- (200 ml cup used)

  • gram flour / kadalai maavu – 1 cup
  • water – 1/2 to 3/4 cup
  • boondi spoon
Boondi spoon
Boondi spoon

Other ingredients:-

  • ghee / nei – deep frying (Thirupati laddu is made with ghee. You can also use oil)
  • cardomom powder / elakkai podi – 1/2 tsp
  • cashew nuts / mundhiri paruppu – 10 – 12 number
  • dry grapes / kismis – 10 – 12 number
  • kalkkandu – 1 tblsp (optional)
  • cloves / kirambu – 5 number
  • edible camphor / pachai karpooram – pinch

For sugar syrup:-

  • sugar / seeni – 1 to 1.25 cups
  • water – 3/4 cup

Thirupati laddu recipe | boondi laddu:-

Method:- Making boondi:-

1. Add gram flour and water and mix well to form a free flowing batter. It should not be too thin or too thick. Check the video below for consistency.

Boondi batter
Boondi batter

2. Heat ghee or oil in a pan until hot. Pour little batter over the boondi ladle to check whether the consistency is correct. Refer video below. Pour one or two spoons of batter over the boondi ladle and spread it, so that the batter will fall down into the oil drop by drop and you will get round shaped boondi.

Making boondi
Making boondi

3. Stir and fry until the bubbles in the oil begin to reduce. Do not fry the boondi until crunchy.

Frying boondi
Frying boondi

4. Drain oil and take out the boondi and again put it in a filter to drain excess oil. Make such boondi with all the batter and collect it in a bowl.

Fried boondi
Fried boondi

A short video on preparing boondi to check the consistency of batter, making boondi with the ladle, shape of the boondi, frying and taking out of oil.

5. In the same ghee fry cashews to golden brown.

Frying cashew nuts
Frying cashew nuts

6. Next fry dry grapes until it pops up.

Frying dry grapes
Frying dry grapes

7. Fry cloves too.

fry cloves
fry cloves

8. Put fried cashew nuts, dry grapes and cloves into the boondi in the bowl.

fried cashews, dry grapes and cloves added
fried cashews, dry grapes and cloves added

Thirupati laddu recipe | boondi laddu – Making sugar syrup:-

1. Add water and sugar in a container. Mix cardomom powder and edible camphor.

Sugar, water and cardomom powder
Sugar, water and cardomom powder

2. Heat sugar mix until the sugar dissolves completely and you get a string consistency.

sugar syrup
sugar syrup

3. Pour it into the bowl containing fried boondi mix.

Pouring sugar syrup
Pouring sugar syrup

4. Mix well and set aside for 10 – 15 minutes until sugar syrup is absorbed by the boondi completely. Keep checking once in 2 minutes.

Sugar syrup absorbed completely by boondi
Sugar syrup absorbed completely by boondi

5. When boondi completely absorbs the sugar syrup and still warm, take a small portion of boondi and start to make laddu with your hands.

Making boondi laddu
Making boondi laddu

6. Make such laddus with all the boondi once as much as possible, roughly. If you feel it hard to make laddu, you can grind 1/4 th of boondi in a mixie and mix it with the remaining 3/4 th of boondi, to make the process easy.

Boondi laddu after shaping first time
Boondi laddu after shaping first time

7. After finishing all boondi for the first time, clean the sugar syrup in your hands, wipe it and again shape the laddus for the second time to get a perfect sphere shape.

Thirupati laddu recipe | boondi laddu
Thirupati laddu recipe | boondi laddu

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