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Friday, October 04, 2013

Nukti / Sweet Boondhi / Eenipu Boondhi

As all know diwali is nearing I wanted to try this sweet boondhi which is one of my fav snack to munch, which can be made at home a very simple one . The only thing you need is a perforated spoon/ boondhi ladle to make them . Boondhi /Nukti is an rajasthani sweet snack which is prepared for any festive occasions . When i was small we used to travel rajasthan for our holidays these sweet snacks were made in plenty amount to feed the whole village . In anyone's Home if there is an happy occasion then they shared this Nukti to all the homes in that village .This succulent snack where a great pass time muches for me. As the ingredients are very simple the trick is to make them round which i have some what got I hope. 

As they are called as sweet Boodhi or Eenipu boondhi in southern India parts they are called Nukuti in marwadi. In rajasthan they usually serve these Nukti with spicy sev and the combo seriously is so yummy. These are the first step to make boondhi ladoo but the quantity may differ. So for my second day for BM I have chosen this rajasthani Nukti / sweet boodhi for festive theme.Lets move on to this delicious Nukti or sweet boondhi recipe .. 

Diwali spl sweets

colorful boondhi

Indian boondhi sweets


Gram flour / Besan - 2 cups
Color - Red , yellow , green (Totally optional)
Water to make a not too watery not too thick batter
Oil for deep frying + 2 tsp Hot oil to be added to batter

Sugar syrup 

Sugar - 3 cups
Water - 1 1/2 cups
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
saffron strands few
Cardamom pd a pinch


  • In a bowl sieve besan add water and make a (Not too thick Nor too watery even ) batter of it with out any lumps and keep it aside for 15 mins . To make in different colors divide the batter into three parts and add the color red , green , yellow to the divided batter respectively. 
  • In the mean while take sugar and water in a sauce  pan and boil them till you attain one string consistency. So prepare a clear syrup and test the string by dropping a drop of sugar syrup on a plate and sticking them on your forefinger and thumb , if you see one thread then it has attain one string consistency .
  • Add lemon juice to the sugar syrup to avoid crystallization , then add cardamom, saffron strands to it and keep it aside .
  • Now heat oil in a kadai check the oil by adding a small quantity of batter if they rise instantly then your oil is ready.
  • Before frying add 2 tsp of hot oil in the batter and mix well.
  • Using the Boondhi ladle  or perforated spoon pour little batter on it . The batter will drop in the oil  in drops forming a circular shape.
  • You can either tap the edge of the ladle or use the spoon to press the boondhi's batter  out of the perforated spoon / ladle. 
  • Add the batter little by little and fry them in batches.
  • Fry them till they turn very light brown and crispy.
  • Once fried remove the boondhi's with the help of another perforated spoon and transfer them to sugar syrup.
  • Repeat the same till all the batter is over and transfer the fried boondhi to sugar syrup. Give the boondhi's in  sugar syrup a mix so that all the boondi gets coated with syrup. 
  • Now leave them for at least 1 -2 hour in open air so that they soak in sugar syrup well and dry off.
  • Sweet Boondi is ready to eat. Serve them warm with sev 
  • You can store it in an air-tight container for atleast 15 days and serve it in every meal of the day.

sweet boondhi

  • If you want the perfect round shaped boondi  take a spoon deip the end of the spoon with batter  and drop it in hot oil if you  see the drops falling  form roundels then it is correct consistency batter if it forms tails then you knead to this the batter by add little don' add to much water even as that may not puff your boondhi's up.
  • Clean the perforated spoon each time you add the batter this even is a great time to make the boondhi's round .
rajasthani nukti

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  1. Colourful boondhi... looks delicious.. Happy Navrathiri to you and ur family..

  2. Very catchy and colourful boondhis would love to munch some anytime..

  3. Colourful appealing Boondi.. Kids will surely love it..

  4. My MIl does this to.. i love the colors :)

  5. colourful yummy boondhi

  6. colorful and tempting sweet boondhis, i love this colorful inippu boondhi more than the laddus :) we used to eat this boondhis with banana, mmmmm..too delicious combo u know, give it a try :) let me try with sev next time...btw beautiful pics n presentation..good one Manju!

  7. Colorful and tempting boondi. Very appealing to the kids.

  8. yummy dear....i remember my childhood days fighting with my bro for this

  9. Colorful and tempting sweet for the festive season :) so very well explained... dono when the day will come when I will make this at home

  10. colorful and tempting boondhis..just love these...

  11. so colorful - looks like candy

  12. Colorful and beautiful boondi... Lovely presentation..

  13. its a color riot... looks yummmm

  14. OMG... what a vibrant colors of boondhi... completely love it dear... i love color boondis and we used to get kottachi color boondhi which is popular in Trichy, this is look like that... Super da... :)

  15. Very colorful and lovely bhoondhis, very nicely made and perfect sweet for Diwali....

  16. These boondhi's are BEAUTIFUL and COLORFUL! they remind me, my childhood days and really enjoyed everything here ;)

  17. Looks so colorful! I haven't tried this with colors. Would love to make this for diwali..

  18. Love that colorful boondhi. Such a traditional dish.

  19. so colorful and inviting boondis dear...

  20. Colorful and inviting boondi, amzing.

  21. The sweet boondhi or laddu is my favorite sweet. Very well made and I love the idea of adding color to the batter.

  22. Such bright colours. Kids will really enjoy these


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