500 gms besan
8 tbsp. milk
A pinch of baking powder
Ghee for frying
1 tsp.cardamom powder
1/2 tsp. saffron essence
Some dry fruits like almonds,pistachios,cashewnuts,raisins
Make syrup with 4 cups of water and the sugar until the syrup thickens. Remove and keep warm. Blend together besan and baking powder. Put in saffron essence along with the milk and enough water to make a thick batter. Beat it vigorously until mixture turns smooth. Keep it aside to settle so that the mixture drops easily in the heated ghee and is not too thin.
Now heat enough pure ghee for deep frying. Then take a very fine sieve with holes in it and rub the batter a little at a time through the sieve so that the mixture falls through the holes into the hot ghee.
The deep fried small balls comes out in the form of boondi which is of pale golden colour. Drain thoroughly and put them immediately into the syrup. When all the mixture is used up and the boondi is in the syrup, put in the dry fruits and cardamoms.
If the mixture is too dry then sprinkle a little hot milk over it. Mix again thoroughly. Grease your hands and then shape the mixture into small ladoos.