Motichoor Laddoo


Boondi Laddoo is a popular Indian sweet made from gram flour batter, since the batter is poured through a ladle or sieve with perforations while frying. these give rise to round shaped droplets, called as boondi (derived from the word ‘boond’ in Hindi which means water droplets).  Motichoor laddoos are made the same way, same procedure but the boondi is a very very small pearl-like Moti in motichoor laddoos. It is a bit difficult to get very very small droplet.

Thus I made with a DIY sieve with aluminum foil. Folded four times to make it stiff and punch holes with push pins, it formed funnel-like holes all over.



1 cup besan


Food color (optional)

few Saffron thread

For Syrup

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

1 tsp cardamon powder

1 tbsp crushed pistachio or melon seeds (roasted)



  • Mix gram flour and water and food color if needed, to make the smooth runny consistency. It should be a little thick than water
  • Heat oil in Kadai now hold the sieve on the kadai and pour this gram flour batter on it, the small droplet will fall in the kadai. Fry them for a minute or two and remove immediately. The flame should not be on high. Keep the flame on medium.
  • Continue same with the remaining batter.
  • Now to make syrup mix sugar and water and boil, once it boils keep checking if it forms a single sticky string when hold and released between your thumb and index finger.
  • Shut the flame off and add pistachio or melon seeds, saffron, cardamom powder into it, followed by moti choor into it. Cover till it becomes warm and then make laddoos out of it.



19 thoughts on “Motichoor Laddoo

  1. I have never tried these before. They look amazing. What a nice change on the holiday treat table these would make.


    1. You are invited anytime. You can get these in indian sweets store. You get it by the same name “Motichoor Laddoo”. Boondi Laddoo are the same version but has a little big boondi(a small ball formed by frying chickpea batter), but taste is almost same. If you dont get motichoor laddo ask for boondi laddoo.


  2. There is no doubt that Indian cuisine is so vast and interesting. I have tried this sweet treat but looks so tempting your photography is so mouthwatering.


  3. It was great to see how create you’ve got with the foil. I use that trick all the time so it felt nice that someone else does that, too LOL Great recipe and definitely something I would try!


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