Motichur na Ladu

Hello there.!! How are you? BTW did the title made you go What.!! “What does that even mean” cause you don’t understand Gujarati.? It’s the name of an North Indian sweet dish. Yes, It’s a recipe post.! YAY..!

First let me tell you, this one is so unhealthy dish. It’s pure Indian sweet so if you have diabetes or cholesterol or on diet or just not allowed to eat unhealthy food, sorry!!. Wondering what’s Motichur na ladu?! They’re round balls rolled out of tiny little fried drops (bundi) of batter and then soaked in sugar syrup garnished with sliced almond or any dry fruit.

My perforated spoon was busy scooping out the bundis when they're done. So I used lid which has the larger size of holes in it.(Sorry for the blurry photo) :P

Let’s get to it, Shall we!?.

What Do You Need:

For Batter

  • 500g besan(Gram flour)
  • 50g semolina
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • water
  • 500ml Ghee(or butter) to deep fry the bundi

Sugar syrup:

  • 750g sugar
  • 300 ml water
  • cardimum
  • a pinch of saffron
  • chopped Dry fruits(some almonds or pistachio or cashew nuts.)

You can add orange food color to make exactly how they serve in shops.

How To:

  1. Let’s make the batter first. Mix besan(gram flour), semolina, baking powder in a bowl add water and mix till you get nice smooth medium consistency batter. Now put that aside.
  2. Let’s get to sugar syrup. add sugar in a pan fill it up with water till it covers the sugar(approx 300ml water). Now put that on heat and let it get to boil. Once it gets to boil turn the flame to low and let it simmer.
  3. Get some cardimum seeds with pinch of saffron(I didn’t have any saffron at the time, If you don’t have it either, It’s ok) and crush them in mortar and pestle.
  4. Add that to the sugar syrup. Let the sugar syrup simmer till It’s ektara(one string consistency). It means when you pinch and rub the drop of syrup between your index finger and thumb and try to pull it you can see one strong long string of the syrup.(Sorry forgot to take photo of it). When you see the string, It’s done. Take it off of the flame.
  5. Now back to the batter, heat some ghee or unsalted butter in the pan till It’s quite hot. Now take a perforated spoon and drop the batter through it in the butter.

    My perforated spoon was busy scooping out the bundis when they’re done. So I used lid which has the larger size of holes in it.(Sorry for the blurry photo) 😛
  6. Fry them till they’re light golden brown. Once You’re done making all the bundi mix them all with the syrup. It will soak all the syrup.
  7. Now, It’s the fun part. Squeeze them up a little (You don’t have to, It’s just to make them of smaller shape). Add all the chopped dry fruits and roll all the laddu.
  8. Put almond chips or chopped dry fruit on top for presentation.
  9. You’re done!!..

I think I should try and add more photos of process next time. It’s kind of hard, cooking something with mom in the kitchen and you trying to take photos. And get back to doing whatever task I was doing. Still I intend to improve my food posts.

I hope you enjoyed it anyway and If you try it, let me know. Share with me on twitter,fb or instagram. I’d love to see. Take Care of yourselves all you sweetest lovelies. Loads of love.

Toodles.! <3xo


45 thoughts on “Motichur na Ladu

  1. miusho September 3, 2015 / 10:34 am

    My tummy says it looks delicious and my brain is shouting “POISOOOON! -HISSSS-” because I cannot eat this delicious looking thing. 😥


    • miusho September 3, 2015 / 12:26 pm

      I have an insulin resistance which will turn most of the sugars into fat and I am suspicious of any sort of flour that doesn’t tell me exactly what it contains. 😦


    • theuglyducklingslife September 3, 2015 / 12:32 pm

      Ohh.. It’s quite sugary dish. It won’t be really healthy. And gram flour is made out of ground chickpeas. You can make it with whole wheat flour as well.

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    • miusho September 3, 2015 / 12:39 pm

      Whole wheat flour is even more of a poison than sugar. 😀

      But gram flour is interesting…. veeeeery interesting…. hmmmm…

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    • miusho September 3, 2015 / 2:26 pm

      I don’t know if I can find that here… the current western beauty trend is copying south Korea.


    • theuglyducklingslife September 3, 2015 / 2:34 pm

      Yeah, I noticed that. Contouring is almost replaced by strobing. I’ve mixed fillings for that though.

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    • miusho September 3, 2015 / 2:45 pm

      I dont think I know what strobing means. 😀


    • miusho September 3, 2015 / 6:10 pm

      Huh, I usually only do basic stuff… Like mask the bags under my eyes. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

    • theuglyducklingslife September 3, 2015 / 6:56 pm

      Haha.. I love concealers. It’s a must. You’re doing most important thing. You’re good to go.

      Liked by 1 person

    • miusho September 3, 2015 / 7:06 pm

      Good good.. makes me relieved. 😀

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  2. Smiling Notes September 3, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    Great post..I love motichoor ladoos but haven’t ever made it at home..yours turned out great!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. noorainsobiya September 3, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    Amazingly yum.. Lovely to see a lot of my blogger friends post food related posts!!
    Happy me!!


    • theuglyducklingslife September 10, 2015 / 12:36 pm

      Thank you. If you’d see the ones made by halwai’s (word for professional Indian dessert experts). You’d love them. They have all the boondis of same size and arranged so perfectly. I just love it.


  4. Vajeea September 14, 2015 / 5:38 pm

    yummm! hats off to you for creating this beauty at home….I just go n buy it from mithai shop 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • theuglyducklingslife September 14, 2015 / 6:30 pm

      Haha.. I used to too. But one fine day thought of trying it out. Turned out easier than I thought. haha.! Thank you for stopping by. =)

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  5. Azzara Zaeynal September 20, 2015 / 1:21 pm

    November 2015 on Deepavali will try this sweet dish. So excited, my Indian friends will bring at workplace. Yey..
    (actually she already ask if I really want to try. She want to buy it for me.. I say I want to eat when Deepavali comes.. Celebrating together as 1Malaysian ❤ )… Nice post and recipe too!!! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • theuglyducklingslife September 20, 2015 / 7:04 pm

      You should definitely try. Here in India it’s must dish for celebration. It’ll be great for Deepavali.

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