Motichoor Ladoo Recipe, How to make Motichur Ladoo Recipe

Motichoor Ladoo Recipe
Motichoor Ladoo is a popular Indian sweet-dish, made using tiny boondi/fried gram flour balls. It is a delicious desert is often made for an auspicious or a pooja, it could also be a festive occasion like Diwali, Ganesha chaturthi or a religious ceremony conducted in our home or simply make them for any celebrations and enjoy them. The appearance is satisfying and flavors too are rich, moist and yummy. 

The whole process of preparing the ladoos took a lot of time, the ladoos were so good, we could not resist having the ladoos. Me and my husband were fond of sweets, we love sweets, but in Bangalore there are so many sweet shop, but didn't found the one which is according to our taste buds :( , so, we came to a conclusion that I made ladoos at home. The ladoos which were made at home were much better than the market mithai shop ones. I don’t want to praise myself but that was our genuine feeling. The ladoos made at home were more softer and tasty.

This is my first attempt to making "Homemade Motichoor Ladoo" and it comes perfect and yummy :), my husband really liked it and become a fan of homemade sweets rather than market sweets ;) so decided to share this lovely recipe with you all. They taste so delectable that you’ll fall in love with this dessert. 
Although ladoo's will be easily available in any of your nearby sweet shop but the one’s you make yourself taste even sweeter. Now it's time that you can make motichoor ladoo at home with some patience. Be soft and gentle with them and they will be softer and more tasty !!!

Let's start making of motichoor ladoo recipe with step by step photos. Learn how to make melt in the mouth motichur ladoos :D

Ingredients :

For Boondi :

Gram flour/Besan - 1 cup
Milk - a cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil / Ghee for deep frying
A fine holed shallow strainer spoon

Saffron (kesar) - a pinch
Chopped almonds - 1 tbsp (few for garnishing)

For Syrup :

Sugar- 1 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Few pinch of Red-Orange color

Saffron (kesar) - a pinch

Preparation Method :

For Syrup :

1. In a pan, add sugar, 1/2 cup of water and a pinch of saffron(kesar) bring it to a boil. Heat till the sugar gets dissolved stirring in between.

2. Once sugar gets dissolved stop stirring and boil till this reach one string consistency and add red-orange food color. Mix it well.

3. Check for 1 string consistency. If you take the sugar syrup in your thumb finger and index finger it should form one string consistency.

4. Switch off the flame and add the cardamom powder and mix well, keep it aside.

For Boondi :

1. In another pan, add flour, pinch of kesar and milk(you can add water instead of milk) to a smooth batter.

Whisk it properly, make sure there is no lumps in the batter, otherwise boondi doesn't make properly.

2. Heat oil in a heavy frying pan, Hold strainer on top with one hand, with the other pour some batter all over the holes. 

3. Tap gently till all batter has fallen into hot ghee, stir with another strainer and remove when boondi turn light golden.

4. Let the boondi's cook and don’t allow them to cook till crispy. Just take it out when they are done and yet soft. Repeat for remaining batter. 

5. Once all the boondi is done, grind the boondi in a mixer. (this is motichoor ladoo, we want tiny boondi's for making, if you make boondi laddoo, you can directly skip this step and proceed to next step)

6. Just heat the sugar syrup for few seconds till it become warm. Switch off the flame and add the boondi in to syrup and mix so that all the boondi gets coated with sugar syrup and add chopped almonds. You can add melon seeds this instead of almonds.

7. Spread in a large plate. Cover and keep for 5 minutes.

8. Start making ladoos. This mixture may be little moist, but don’t worry.

After few minutes it will be firm.

9. Cool and keep open to dry, before storing in air tight container. Garnish with slice of chopped almonds.

You can make end number of deserts like spongy Rasgulla, Besan ladoo, sooji halwa, sweet & golden vermicelli, feniyan kheer and many more...

Enjoy and Happy Cooking :)


  1. delicious... beautifully explained post:)

  2. These ladoos look really so wonderful. I have never tried making these. Good step by step clicks as well.

  3. My favourite ladoos. Yum yum. :)

  4. Wow.. The laddoos look so perfect and well explained post. Will try out some time soon.

  5. Fav since my childhood and I must say this laddo looks perfect and super delicious.. I want to have some dear :)

  6. I simply love ladoo though have never every made. Time to make after seeing these lovely ladoos.

  7. Perfectly done dear with so much effort n patience...has to be good Jolly

  8. Oh wow! These look perfect! Lovely recipe too, thanks for sharing! 😊

  9. Wow.. so delicious and perfectly made laddoos.. must try these for sure!

  10. These sound really interesting. I would love to try them! Thanks for sharing them.

  11. I am salivating here over your super yummy laddoos. So well explained, step my step recipe. Makes it so easy to prepare it at home following your instructions. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

    1. Thank you so much sweetheart Piyali, glad you liked it :)

  12. so beautifully done Chef, will try some day....

  13. Perfect mouth watering ladooes for celebratinf rakhya bandhan

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  15. Today I made ladoos using your recipe and they came out super awesome!!!Thanks a ton for such a simple recipe👍👍👍

  16. Scrumptious looking motichoor ladoo, I love them. I've made boondi ladoo but not the motichoor ones. Recipe is nicely explained step by step, making it easy to follow.