How to Make Boondi Mithai Achu
Bellam boondi is most popular Andhra sweet. Crispy boondi coated with jiggery makes you crave for more and more. Moreover, jiggery is healthy compared to sugar. It can be stored for a couple of weeks.
1. Gram flour – 1 cup
2. Rice flour – 1 cup
3. Jaggery – 2 cups
4. Crystal salt – 1 pinch
5. Oil for deep fry
6. Cardamom powder – 2tablespoons
a. Heat oil for deep fry in a pan.
b. In a mixing bowl add 1 cup of gram flour, 1 cup of rice flour, salt as per taste and mix it well.
c. Gradually add water and make smooth batter.
d. The batter should not be thick; it should be like dosa batter consistency and lump free
e. Take a skimmer, place it above the pan.
f. Pour the batter in the skimmer. This batter will then drop into the pan in the form of small circular droplets.
g. You can also tap the edge of the skimmer to allow small droplets to fall into the pan.
h. Stir the boondis in the pan till golden brown under medium flame.
i. Remove boondi using a slotted spoon and place it over slotted vessel in order to drain the excess oil.
j. Prepare the remaining batter in the same manner and keep it aside.
k. Now in a wide large plate pour the boondi mixture into it.
l. Add cardamom powder and mix it properly and spread evenly.
m. For 1 cup of gram flour use 2 cups of jaggery.
n. Now switch on the stove and place a pan and heat it.
o. Add 2 cups of jaggery and 1 glass of water and stir it continuously.
p. Heat until the jaggery melts.
q. Strain the syrup and heat again until it thickens.
r. Now take a cup of water in a plate and drop some syrup into it.
s. If the syrup turns to a soft ball then your syrup is ready.
t. Now add the jaggery syrup to the boondi mixture and mix it well.
u. Immediately press that boondi mixture hardly with a glass all the sides.
v. Now cut the mixture into pieces when it is little bit warm.
w. Now transfer the boondi achu to a serving plate.
Sweet and crispy Boondi Achu is ready to eat
1. You can store it in an air-tight container for at least 15 days and serve it.
2. Hold the skimmer 3 to 4 inches above the pan as the oil is very hot.
1. Total fat – 4g
2. Sodium – 30mg
3. Total carbs – 52g
4. Dietary fiber – 4g
5. Sugars – 37g