I wish all the visitors of Chandrabhaga, A VERY COLORFUL, JOYFUL AND WONDERFUL DIWALI. May the year ahead be as "Sweet" as the Sweets, as "Bright" as the Lights and as "Cheerful" as the Crispy snacks. Have a wonderful celebration!

Coming to the recipes, this year I made Badusha and Boondi laddu for Sweets, and Murukku and Thattai for Snacks.


  • All purpose flour - 2 cups
  • Butter - 1 stick (8 tbsp), softened
  • Baking Soda - A pinch
  • Sugar - 1 1/2 cups
  • Cardamom - 2 or 3 crushed
  • Saffron - A pinch
  • Oil- for frying

How to make it:

Sieve the flour. Add the baking soda and mix well. Add the softened butter and knead for about 7-10 minutes, into a firm dough. Keep Covered for about 10 minutes. Mean while, make sugar syrup with little water to one-thread consistency. Add cardamom powder and saffron. Now, make small balls out of the dough. Press slightly to make a round shape. Make a small impression in the center and deep fry few at a time in hot oil on low flame. Cook on both sides evenly until it turns light brown. Drain oil and dip in sugar syrup for about 2-3 minutes. Let it cool on a wax paper.

Boondi Laddu

  • Besan Flour - 1 cup
  • Rice Flour - 1 tbsp
  • Sugar - 2 cups
  • Cloves - about 6, crushed
  • Cashews - Few, broken
  • Diamond Kalkandu ( white rock sugar)- 2 tbsp
  • Pachai karpooram (Raw Camphor) - a pinch
  • Oil - for frying
How to make it:

Mix besan and rice flour with water and make into a pourable consistency. Heat oil in a pan, hold the ladle with small holes over the oil, pour the batter one ladle at a time. Fry boondi until done and take on to a paper towel and drain excess oil. Make sugar syrup to one-thread consistency. In a pan, fry cashews in little ghee. Pour the sugar syrup over the boondi in a big bowl and mix well. Add the crushed cloves, fried cashews and mix well. When it is slightly warm add the raw camphor and white rock sugar. Mix well. Grease hand with ghee and make balls out of it.


  • Rice flour - 2 cups
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies - 5
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Oil- for frying
How to make it:

Soak moong dal in water for about 15 minutes. Drain. Grind green chillies into a paste. Mix rice flour, moong dal, Green chilli paste, red chilli powder, salt and asafoetida together. Add water little by little and make into a dough. Grease a plastic cover with oil, Take small balls of dough and press to make a round shape. Drop on to hot oil and fry until golden brown. Drain excess oil. Let it cool and store in an air tight container.

Check out my other recipes for thattai here and here


  • Rice flour - 1 1/2 cups
  • Urad flour - 1 tbsp
  • Green chilli paste - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder -1 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Ajwain seeds - 1 tsp
  • Oil - for frying
How to make it:

Mix all the above together with water and make a soft dough. Heat oil in a broad pan, using a murukku press make 4 or 5 murukku at a time over the oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain excess oil and store in an air tight container.

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8 Responses

  1. Unknown Says:

    Yummy !!!! Anu

    Wish you and your family a very happy Deepavali !!!

  2. Priya Suresh Says:

    Delicious and wonderful looking treats..Wishing u a happy and prosperous diwali.

  3. Dershana Says:

    i envy your well shaped murukkus especially! everything looks good. hope u had lovely day.

  4. Woww... wonderful recipes Anu.. Looks simply awesome.. gr8 job dear.. thanks for sharing !!

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  6. Lion Dates Says:

    Murukku is a delicious street food which originated in Kerala, India. This recipe will help you make the perfect murukku at home with very little effort and time. I've always wanted to try making these myself because they are so tasty! - more sweats ideas -