This is one of my Mom's signature recipes. She used to prepare this for every Diwali.This procedure is slightly different from regular boondhi laddus.Here we gently mash the boondhis and add ghee to it before shaping them to laddus.My mother used to make laddus this way and it used to taste heavenly.
Besan flour: 1 cup
Raisins: 1 tablespoon
Diamond sugar candy (kalkandu): 2 tsp
Ghee: 1 tablespoon + 2 tsp
Oil: to fry
The above quantity yields about 8 medium sized ladoos.
Sift the besan and add 1/2 cup of water and 2 tsp of ghee and mix well
Prepare sugar syrup with 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water. It should be of 1/2 string consistency (Ilam paagu). If it is more than half string, it will be difificult to make the laddu
Make boondhis using carrot shredder/boondhi maker and fry them in oil. Take it out before it becomes crisp
Mix the boondhis in sugar syrup.
Mash the boondhis in sugar syrup with a wooden laddle.
Switch on the stove and in very low heat, mash the mixture, add cashew,cardomom,clove, raisins,kalkandu, ghee and stir it for 30 -40 seconds