Thursday, April 28, 2016

X - Xtra Sweet ! Mithi Boondi /Tiny sweet gram flour dumplings - Sweet served with Sindhi Kadhi Chawara

BM # 63
Day : 24
Theme: Regional Cuisine 
Cuisine : Sindhi

Ah! we are on the toughest alphabet 'X' in our Journey through Cuisines. Frankly speaking I did not do any research on this one, I knew we do not have any words with the alphabet 'X ' in Sindhi script. So I decided to give you the Xtra sweet ! Sweet that is served with the Sindhi meals.I am also linking this post to the A-Z Challenge.

You all are familiar with the famous Sindhi Kadhi Chawara , this is the normal Sunday lunch in most Sindhi homes. Normally in routine, we do not serve any sweet with it, but Mithi Boondi is a sweet which is served on special occasions or during weddings.

The Sindhi's normally pour Kadhi over rice , add a couple of spoons of boondi and enjoy the meal. Boondi are small gram flour dumplings, fried to a golden and then immersed in sugar syrup. The sugar syrup should be just enough to be absorbed by these dumplings. This is flavored with cardamon. Pistachios could be added for that nutty flavor.

Mithi Boondi

1 cup Besan
1 tsp ghee
1/2 cup water
Ghee for frying

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
Cardamon seeds
Saffron threads


Add 1 tsp ghee to the sifted Besan
Add water gradually and making a thick batter.
Keep aside.
Heat ghee .
Hold a large meshed strainer over the ghee and pour the batter into it.
Press the batter a little at a time, you shall see tiny balls in the ghee, fry from low to medium.
Remove with a slotted spoon and put them into the sugar syrup.
Repeat making these tiny balls till the batter gets over.
Set aside till all the boondi has soaked the syrup.
Mix in the cardamon seeds and garnish with pistachios.

Sugar syrup
Put sugar in pan with water.
Boil till the sugar dissolves and forms a one thread consistency syrup.
Remove from heat and add the crushed soaked saffron strands.

Make sure to wash the strainer every time you finish pouring in one batch.
To restart you should have a clean strainer.

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  1. Xcellent Xtra Sweet tiny boondis, love it to the core, that bowl of sweet boondi is inviting me.

  2. Interesting that sweet boondi is used as garnish for a spicy dish. Love this sweet nobdi.

  3. Mithi boondi looks great and so does the meal you have there.

  4. I am not familiar with this dish but it looks yummy. Your pictures are beautiful.

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  5. my daughters love this sweet boondi given as prashad in a few homes here after Puja ; interesting use of sweet boondi as garnish for a spicy dish !

  6. What a lovely way to eat spicy food..good choice Vaishali..we love both spicy and sweet boondis..

  7. Lip smacking Boondi....


  8. good blog! Excellent recipe and great photography. spicy tast, thankyou for shearing this information with us!chowringhee satyaniketan

  9. I've never heard of this but would love to try. Great food photos. I think we all had a hard time on this X letter. My blog is on Southern Foods and Memories.

  10. Super sweet boondhis.yummy. Learning a lot about sindi specialities.

  11. This is one of my fav sweets during childhood. But using it along with a savoury meal is quite interesting...

  12. Love boondi, both sweet and spicy. Love your presentation as always.

  13. What a yummy looking sweet boondhi. The whole meal and presentation looks awesome.

  14. I love sweet boondi. Reminds me of the Tuesday prasad we used to offer in Hanumanji Temple.Looks delicious.

  15. i dread this recipe, as l always end up burning myself, but i like the small quantity you have made and am tempted to try this again, i also like the sindhi sev boondi that we get here ...very nicely presented

  16. Love boondi. It is hassle free to have the boondi as is instead of making laddu :)

  17. My boys love sweet boondhi and I am just so bad that I don't make it as often as I would like. Looks lovely Vaishali!

  18. I have tried sweet boondi a couple of times. Never got the perfect spheres :( Will try your recipe soon! Wonderful pick for X.