Bhoondi laddu,one of the main sweets in our weddings.Mainly just the bhoondi dipped in palpayasam(eating it out of banana leaf) is the highlight of the wedding lunch.This is made with channa flour/kadala maavu.You have to make bhoondi first and then the laddu.
Kadala maavu/channa flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 cup
Oil- for frying
Orange food color - a pinch
Baking powder - a pinch
Rice flour - 1tbsp
cardamom powder - 1tsp(optional)
cashews - 10 (fried in ghee)(optional)
cloves - 4(optional)
Make sugar syrup using 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water.The consistency should be just before one thread.Mix channa flour,baking powder,rice flour and food color into a thick batter.(slightly thicker than the dosa batter).Heat oil for deep frying.Take the batter into a sieve and just gently tap it.The bhoodies will fall down into the oil.(i used a small sized hole sieve.You can use round slotted spoon which we use for frying).Fry the bhoondies and don let it darken.Drain oil by placing it in the kitchen towel.After finishing with the bhoondies, dip them into the sugar syrup and take them out.Place them in a platter.Now add cardamom, cloves,cashews etc if u want.As i don't like any of these, i didn't add anything.With little ghee applied on your hand, make laddus out of bhoondies.You have to make laddu when the bhoondies are still warm otherwise they won't stick together.I had my palms almost burned :))..so be careful...