The character of Shashi played by Sridevi in the movie English Vinglish is of a homemaker and an entrepreneur. Like in the previous sentence she always put herself as a homemaker first and was taken for granted by her family. In the movie she does the one thing she gets mocked for – learning to converse in English.
Being mocked for English was one thing, making and selling Laddoos was another thing Shashi was mocked for. But she loved to make them and called it her one passion in life. And we loved the look of the laddoos that she made as much as we loved her character, vibrant and sweet. So let’s try and make them with this amazing recipe.
Print Recipe English Vinglish Boondi Laddoo Recipe
Sweet And Vibrant Laddoos!
Remove the cardamom seeds, crush them and set aside.
Put a deep pan on medium high heat and add the water and the sugar.
Bring the water to a boil and once it does, turn the heat to medium.
Stir to dissolve the sugar and let the mixture come up to 220 degrees.
Meanwhile mix the besan with water, adjusting as you make a batter of a consistency of a pancake dough.
Fill up a deep pan with 1 1/2 inches of oil and place it on medium high heat.
To check if the oil is hot enough for frying put in a pinch of batter as a tester.
Place a perforated spoon about 1 1/2 inches above the oil and pour the batter onto it and then let is drop into the oil so that the boondi takes shape.
Remove the boondi from the oil using a slotted spoon once they get a golden tinge and put them in the sugar mixture.
Let the boondi soak in the syrup for 5-10 minutes and afterwards add the cardamom powder and the sliced almonds.
Shape laddoos out of this mixture while it is hot but not too hot to handle.