Mixed Nut Luddoo Recipe

Traditional handmade sweetmeat combined with gram flour, a variety of nuts and flavours to give an authentic Indian taste.


For the luddoo:
  • 800g gram flour
  • 20ml baking powder
  • 10ml orange food colour
  • 10ml ghee (clarified butter)
  • 10ml freshly crushed elachi powder
  • oil (for deep fry)
  • Water to form a batter
  • 250g mixed nuts, finely chopped
For the Syrup:
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5ml yellow food colour
  • 5ml elachi powder


To make the luddoo:
  1. Combine the gram flour and ghee together.
  2. Mix the ingredients well to form a bread crumb texture.
  3. Add in the elachi powder and baking powder.
  4. Stir in sufficient amounts of water to form a medium to thick batter.
  5. Stir in the food colour. Mix well.
  6. In a frying pan heat enough oil (on medium heat setting) for deep frying.
  7. Using a colander held over the pan of hot oil, add a spoonful of the batter.
  8. Stir the batter through the colander so it forms clumps in the oil.
  9. The batter should bubble to the surface of the oil and form a crispy outer coating.
  10. Remove the fried batter (Boondhi’s) and place it onto absorbent paper towel to drain excess oil.
  11. Continue until the batter is finished.
To make the syrup:
  1. In a pot combine water, sugar, elachi powder and food colour together.
  2. Heat the mixture on the stove top on a medium heat setting until the sugar has dissolved and formed a sticky syrup.
To form the luddoo:
  1. Add the fried boondhi’s and nuts into the syrup and allow to soak for an hour.
  2. After an hour the boondhi’s and nuts will soften.
  3. Roll the mixture using the palms of your hands to form golf balls (luddoo).
  4. The luddoo’s will firm up once standing.

To decorate add long pieces of coloured almonds on the tops of each luddoo.

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