Sweet Boondi/Easy Diwali Sweets


Sweet boondi is my favorite since childhood. The juicy inside and grainy outside boondhis really takes me to another world. Sweet boondi recipe with step by step pics – Sweet boondi is a very tasty sweet recipe which can be prepared at home.  We all might have had this sweet from sweet shops. It is a tasty and easy to make dessert which can be prepared for diwali.  Not only for diwali, you can have it on all ocassions.

There are two types of boondi.  One is the sweet boondi which Im  sharing here and the other is the spicy kara boondi.  I love both the boondi varieties.

The method of making sweet boondi is very easy but there are few tips and tricks which you can follow to get a perfect boondi.

Two separate slotted spoons are must for preparing sweet boondi.  One for making boondi and the other for removing them from oil.  Always wipe the spoon before adding the next batch.  


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Prep Time : 10 mins       Cooking Time : 35 mins

Yields : 2 – 2.5 cups


Gram Flour/Kadala Maavu : 1 cup

Rice Flour/Arisi maavu : 1 tbsp

Cooking Soda : 1/8 tsb

Yellow Food color : a pinch (any color you can add)

Oil to deep fry

For Sugar Syrup:

Sugar : 1 to 1 1/2 cups (adjust as per ur taste)

Water : 3/4 – 1 cup

Cardamom : 1 powdered

Cloves : 2 cloves crushed

Rose Essence : 3 drops

For Seasoning:

Ghee : 1 tsp

Cashew nuts : 8 broken into small pieces

Raisin : 5


  1. Take a gram flour in a sifter. Sieve it. Add in rice flour, food color and cooking soda. Now add in water slowly and make a smooth batter. Mix well. The batter should be little thick, it should be thinner than bajji batter.
  2. Now heat oil for deep frying. Now take a perforated ladle or boondi karandi. Hold it over oil. Pour a ladle of batter over ladle or karandi, spread it over oil. Boondi will flow drop by drop in oil.
  3. Fry the boondi till little crispy. Drain them and set aside.
  4. take sugar and water in a pan. Allow it to boil till sugar melt completely. Add in crushed cloves and cardamom powder. Then rose essence few drops.
  5. Take off the syrup when you check with your hands it should be single string consistency.
  6. Then add in boondis, mix well. Fry nuts and raisins in ghee. Add it to boondis and mix well. Allow it to sit for 2-3 hours. Once boondi cools down it will be crystalise. Then serve


Take sieved gram and rice flours with cooking soda and yellow food color
Then add water little by little. Mix well with no lumps
It should be smooth and thin than bajji batter
Heat oil. I used perforated ladle. Pour a ladle ful of batter and spread it slowly.
See pic. How im spreading batter and it droping in oil. Check the gap between oil and ladle also
Allow it fry to crispy in oil at medium heat
Drain boondi and set aside
In mean time. Take sugar and water in a pan.
Allow it to boil. Then add in crushed cloves and cardamom powder. mix well
Add in rose water few drops. Allow it to boil
After sugar fully dissolves in water. Check 1 string consistency. Then turn off heat.
Add boondis in sugar syrup and mix well to coat with sugar syrup
then fry cashew and raisin in ghee till golden brown in color, mix with boondi.
Let it rest for 2-3 hours. Once it cools down sugar will get crystalise. Then serve








13 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Yummy! Looks so irresistible!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nirant Gurav says:

    Yummiieeee 😋 😋

    Liked by 2 people

      1. Nirant Gurav says:

        Pleasure always for beautiful stuff

        Liked by 1 person

  3. libarah says:

    I love boondi a lot. Thanks for your share😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. deepa says:

      Thank u libarah. U r most welcome

      Liked by 1 person

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