Orange Boondi

Not only is the colour of the boondi orange by adding edible orange colour but even the sugar syrup is made with orange juice which not only gives it an enhanced orange colour but also a wonderful and refreshing flavour as well This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Orange Boondi
Main Ingredients Gram flour (besan), Edible orange food colour
Cuisine Indian
Course Mithais
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Orange Boondi

  • 2 cups Gram flour (besan)
  • a few drop Edible orange food colour
  • to deep fry Oil
  • 1 cup Sugar


  1. Take gram flour in a mixing bowl, add orange food colour and 1cup water, a little at a time, and whisking continuously till the batter is smooth. Add 1 tsp oil and mix well. Rest the batter for 10 minutes.
  2. To make syrup, cook orange juice with sugar in a deep non-stick pantill it reaches 1 string consistency. Keep the syrup warm.
  3. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, place a small perforated spoon on top of the kadai, pour some batter on it and gently tap the spoon so thatsmall dumplings fall directly into hot oil. Deep fry the boondi, on medium heat, till crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  4. Soak fried boondi inthe orange syrup for 10-15 minutes. Drain and serve.