Tuesday, March 26, 2013
SWEET FOR HOLI - BOONDI BURFI
The beautiful advantage of living in an apartment complex is that we tend to have friends and neighbours from various cultural backgrounds. We get to exchange and enjoy varieties of sweets during all the festivals celebrated.The food blogger in me is ever eager to try out any new dish which comes across. A plateful of Motichoor Burfi from my neighbour inspired me to try out Boondi Burfi for celebrating a happy Holi festival.
Bengal gram flour / Besan - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 1/4cups
Cardamom powder - 1 pinch
Saffron strands - a few
Slivered nuts - a few
Ghee - 2 tsps
Oil - for frying
1. Dissolve sugar in one and a half cups of water and cook till the syrup is sticky.
2. Add cardamom powder and saffron strands and switch off flame.
3. Mix besan in one cup of water into a smooth and moderately thick batter of pouring consistency.
4. Heat oil in a kadai.
5. Hold a perforated 'boondi' ladle over the hot oil.
6. Pour one ladle of batter into the perforated ladle and lightly tap it so that the batter falls in drops into the hot oil.
7. Fry on medium flame until the boondies are crisp.
8. Remove the boondies using another perforated ladle, drain and add them to the hot sugar syrup.
9. Make boondies similarly using all the batter and mix with the sugar syrup.
10. Add ghee, mix thoroughly and press the boondi syrup mixture into a greased plate.
11. Top with slivered nuts and raisins.
Cut into squares and share the joy of Holi and Boondi Burfi with your friends.