Bengali style Boondi Ladoos are called Darbesh. They are prepared in a lot of Bengali households and enjoyed by all.


Oil: 750 ml
Khoya or dried milk: 200 Gms
Big cardamom seed: 1
Baking powder: 1 pinch
Besan or gram flour: 250 Gms
Cashew nuts: 2 tbsp
Rice flour: 50 Gms
Nutmeg powder: 1 tsp
Raisins: 2 tbsp
Red and yellow colour: Few drops
Water: 4 cups
Sugar: 4 cups


1. Take rice flour, baking powder and besan in a bowl and whip them together with water to make the batter.
2. Split the batter into two equal halves. Add the red color to one half of the batter and the yellow color to the other half.
3. Heat oil in a pan.
4. Pour the batter through a perforated ladle. Fry them till they turn crispy.
5. Add water and sugar and boil them together till they form a thick syrup.
6. Dip the fried bonde in the syrup.
7. Simmer on medium flame for about 5 minutes and keep stirring frequently.
8. Turn off the flame and cover it with a lid.
9. Mix nutmeg powder, raisins, khoa, cashew nuts and the crushed cardamom seeds with the bonde when it is still a little warm.
10. Let it cool down.
11. Use your hand to make round shaped bonde laddus. Darbesh is ready.