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Sweet Syrup-Soaked Bundi Recipe

You can try this with poori or other snacks.

The famous sweet syrup-soaked bundis from the Indian traditional menu is here. Bundis are small dough balls that are served as a dessert and snack in different parts of South Asia. The batter for these balls is made out of gram flour, and then different colors are added to make different color fried balls. Then those balls are soaked in homemade sugar syrup for a sweet taste.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


  • 1 cup Besan
  • Water
  • 1 tsp Food Color (light red )
  • Oil (for frying)

Sugar syrup:

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Water
  • ½ tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
Nutrition Facts
Bundi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1367 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 1027mg29%
Carbohydrates 269g90%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 213g237%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Glass Bowl Large
  • Loaf Pan 9×5 inches
  • Spatula
  • Hand whisk

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Make the Batter:

  • Mix besan flour with enough water to make a smooth thick batter.
    1 cup Besan, Water
  • Keep ½ cup of batter aside in a bowl.
  • Stir in ½ tsp red food color and mix well.
    1 tsp Food Color

Fry with the Help of a Strainer:

  • Preheat oil in a deep frying pan on high heat.
  • Hold a strainer 6-7 inches above the oil.
  • Pour the white batter into the strainer and let the batter drop by drop into the hot oil.
  • Fry the dough ball for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a plate.
  • Repeat the same steps with the red batter and transfer the balls to the plate.

Make the Sweet Syrup:

  • For the syrup, boil water with sugar in a pan and cook until it makes a thick syrup.
    1 cup Sugar, ½ cup Water
  • Stir in lemon juice, and ghee then mix well.
    ½ tbsp Lemon Juice, 1 tbsp Ghee
  • Add the fried dough balls to the syrup, cover, and leave them for 10 minutes on low flame.
  • Mix well and serve.



  • Serve these cake slices with a cup of tea or a glass of mango smoothie.
  • Keep the cake slices covered in a container until ready to serve.
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