Motichoor Laddu

Motichoor Laddu - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
"Moti" means "Pearls"and "Choor" means crush, so this Laddu is exceptionally delicious as we are making everything here from scratch. This Laddu is made on almost every occasion, festival, engagement and marriage in India and is loved by all.
In some places there is a custom to give giant sized Laddus as a token gift for a marriage invitation as well as a takeaway gift after a marriage.
Here I present a simple recipe which can be made in an hour and which requires no extra preparation or ingredients.After all the best things in life stay simple!
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Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Served As: Desserts
Recipe Cuisine Type: North Indian
Recipe Taste: Sweet
Calories 69 kcal
Servings 35


For the Laddus

  • 500 ml Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • Oil ghee, for frying

The syrup

  • 2 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 2-3 drops Edible colour of your choice
  • 1/4 cup Pistachios chopped, to decorate, optional


  • Prepare the syrup first :Combine sugar and water in a deep cooking pot and cook on medium heat till the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the 2 tbsp milk and collect and discard the black scum (the impurities in the sugar) which forms on the surface.
  • Add colour (if using) and boil till sticky. Remember that no threads should be formed from the syrup as we do not want crystallization of sugar though we do need a sticky syrup. So take off heat once you see the syrup thickening.
  • In case the syrup forms a 1 thread consistency add 4 - 5 tbsp water and take off heat.

Make the boondi

  • Mix the besan with 1/2 cup milk and beat with a whisk till the flour is amalgamated with the milk.
  • Now add the rest of the milk in small portions and make a thick but runny batter. Keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • Heat sufficient oil/ghee in a pan and float a drop of the batter on it. When it rises to the surface and starts frying then keep the boondi jhara/zara over the hot oil/ghee and pour the batter over it.
  • It will fall in pearls over the hot ghee and get quickly fried and crispy.Take the boondis on kitchen paper to drain the excess oil/ghee. Make boondis out of the prepared batter.

Mixing the ingredients

  • After cooling completely,put the boondis into the syrup and mix well.
  • Now take 1 cup of the sweet boondi and pulse coarsely in a mixer. Repeat this process till all the boondi is used up and you get approximately 3 cups of coarsely pulsed and sticky boondi.

Making Laddus

  • Grease your hands with ghee and roll into lemon sized Laddus. Refrigerate till firm.
    Motichoor Laddu - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Re-roll the Laddus for a perfectly round shape and decorate the top with crushed Pistachios! Serve at room temperature.

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.05mg

Amrita Iyer
Amrita Iyer

I am a passionate foodie who loves to cook, serve and love to see people relishing my creations. Since the time I was small I used to wonder about the 'how' of things in the kitchen.

Then when I finally ventured as an unprofessional kitchen helper for my late grand-mother (a par excellent cook in her own generation) I was fascinated by the amount of stuff you could do to a simple milk and rice to form a most yummy pudding.

Here I am sharing my recipes with a will to learn from some and educate others as well!

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