Sweet Boondi Halwa Recipe

Sweet dessert with besan flour with added nuts and natural flavours

Hina Gujral
Sweet Boondi Halwa Recipe
818 ratings.

Sweet Boondi Halwa is a variation of Boondi Ladoo that is quick to make and perfect for the festive occasion. Made using boondi, kesar and dry fruits, this rich halwa is a wonderful offering for the Diwali puja, and echoes the true spirit of the festivities.

Serve Sweet Boondi Halwa Recipe with a festive meal of Bedmi Poori Recipe (Spiced Split Black Lentil Pooris) and Poori Masala Gobhi Recipe (Spiced Whole Roasted Cauliflower Masala).

Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

60 M


4 Servings


    Ingredients For the Boondis
  • 1 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Oil , oil for deep frying
  • Ingredients For Sugar Syrup
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • Ingredients for Flavor
  • 2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 3-4 Saffron strands
  • 2 tablespoon Milk
  • 1/4 cup Slivered Almonds (Badam) , (also raisins, melon seeds, pistachio can be used)

How to make Sweet Boondi Halwa Recipe

  1. Begin Sweet Boondi Halwa Recipe by dissolving the saffron strands in 2 teaspoons of milk and keep this aside for later use.

  2. Now, sieve the gram flour to remove any coarse bits and pour it into a medium bowl. Add a little water at a time to make a smooth paste. Whisk thoroughly to ensure that no lumps remain and the batter is very smooth and the thick consistency. When done, keep this aside.

  3. To make the sugar syrup, heat water, sugar and cardamom powder on low heat and stir them well until all the sugar dissolves. Turn the heart to a medium and begin to simmer the sugar syrup until the syrup is stringy and thick (two string consistency). Once ready, turn off the heat and keep aside.

  4. To make the boondi, heat oil in a wok for deep frying. Add a pinch of the boondi batter into the oil to test whether the oil is hot. If the boondi rises up instantly, then the oil is ready for frying.

  5. To begin, hold a perforated spoon over the pan and pour 2-3 tablespoons of batter on it. When the batter drops into the pan through the perforations, it forms small droplets which then get fried in the oil.

  6. Stir the boondis continuously till they change colour and becomes brown. Once they are done, take them out of the pan with the help of a perforated spoon (to drain the excess oil) and drop them into the sugar syrup.

  7. Repeat the process for the remainder of the batter.

  8. Stir the boondis in the syrup thoroughly so that they are coated well.

  9. When the boondi cools down sufficiently, sprinkle the dry fruits, nuts, ghee and saffron milk on it and mix well. The crunchy, hot and Sweet Boondi Halwa is now ready to be served.

  10. Serve Sweet Boondi Halwa Recipe with a festive meal of Bedmi Poori Recipe (Spiced Split Black Lentil Pooris) and Poori Masala Gobhi Recipe (Spiced Whole Roasted Cauliflower Masala).

  11. Note: Before passing the boondi batter through the perforated spoon into the oil, try it out on a plate first.