Friday, September 15, 2017


One more mango dish of the season... maybe the last one as the mango season has come to an end.
I tried out sweet boondi adding mango puree to the gram flour. It turned out perfect. We usually make sweet boondi as prashad during festive days and sometimes the fine variety of  namkeen sev is mixed together with the boondi to balance the taste.

Gram flour/ besan .... 3 tbsps
Mango puree ........... 6-7 tbsps or as much needed to make the batter.
Baking soda .......... 1 pinch
Salt .......................  1/8 tsp (2-3 pinches)
Sugar .................. 1/2 cup
Water .................. 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder .. 1/8 tsp
Saffron .................. few threads
Muskmelon seeds ..... 1/2 tbsp
Unsalted pistachios ... few (chopped)
Silver varq ............. for garnishing. (optional)
Oil ...................... to fry  the boondi


1. Take the gram flour, mango puree, salt and baking soda in a bowl.

2. Mix well to make a smooth batter of dropping consistency.

3. Heat oil in a pan and spoon some batter into a ladle with holes placing it over the pan.

4. Reduce the heat and knock the ladle with a spoon so that the tiny droplets of batter fall into the oil. Fry them to a golden brown colour turning them with a spoon to fry evenly. Repeat the procedure until the batter is used up.

5. Now take the sugar in a saucepan. Add water, saffron and cardamom powder. Bring it to a boil. Keep stirring with a spatula until it is thick and one string consistency. Spoon in the muskmelon seeds and stir.

6. When the sugar syrup is almost to the point where it starts crystallizing, add the fried boondi and stir stir quickly until the boondi is well coated and each grain is separated.

. Allow it to cool and put it in a serving bowl. Garnish with sliced pistachios and silver varq.

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  1. Delicious mango flavored boondi, Shobha. Innovative dish. I've still yet to master making the boondi... I think I get the batter wrong! However, will still try.

    1. Yes it happens Mayuri.. I am sure you will soon master it :)

  2. Your boodi's look delicious. I love boondi and I love mango so this is the perfect combination for me.

  3. Wow! what a delicious way to make sweet boondi. I am sure the mango flavoured boondi tastes awesome. Love the idea.

  4. Wow, mango boondi, that just sounds super delicious. Now I'm craving for some. An innovative mithai recipe Shobha.

  5. This mango boondi deftly sounds so yumm and a very innovative recipe. I am definitely going to try this in the next mango season 😋 ☺

  6. Wow, mango boondi is totally new to me shobhaji! Loving it! Looks so delish and such a treat !

  7. I am surely making this for Navrathri, Sweet boondi was my favorite as a kid, cant ever leave it.

  8. Such a nice twist to the usual boondi with mango in it. Loved it and I must try making it now.


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