how to make boora recipe

Boora recipe with step by step instructions and video recipe. If you are a north Indian then boora or tagar is a common name for you. It is easily available in general stores and supermarkets. Basically, it is used in making sweets.

Tagar or Boora is in demand during the festival time. But here in the south of India, it is not easily available in markets. The place where I stay, it is not available in stores. Whenever needed I make it at home. I got this recipe from my friend.

What is boora or tagar?

Boora is made from Sugar. Sugar is cooked to the desired consistency and then while cooling it, stirred continuously. The sugar then converts into tagar. While making it, ghee/clarified butter is added that gives it a nice aroma and also helps to reduce lump formation in boora.

There is a small difference in the texture of boora or tagar. Boora is very fine in texture than Tagar.

What is the use of Boora or Tagar?

Boora is used in making sweets. The ladoo made with boora are super delicious than the ladoo made with normal powdered sugar. I made Besan Ladoo with boora. You can use boora to make any ladoo that is made with powdered sugar. You have to replace the powdered sugar with boora or tagar.

Boora recipe | How to make boora or tagar for making sweets at home

Easy to make boora recipe for making ladoos at home.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 1/4 Cup
Calories 769kcal
Author Preeti Nayak

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Tsp Ghee/clarified butter
  • 1 tsp Milk optional

Instructions

  • Heat a Pan. Take sugar and water in a Pan/Kadhai.
  • Let it come to a boil and the sugar dissolve completely. Stir it in between.
  • If there are any impurities in sugar then add 1 tsp of milk in it.
  • Once the sugar solution is thick add 1/2 tsp of ghee/clarified butter. Ghee helps to stop any lump formation in boora.
  • Do a drop test. Take water in a bowl and put a drop of hot sugar syrup in it. If it does not dissolve in water easily and you can form a small ball out of it, it is ready.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Now continuously keep stirring it till it cools down. If any lumps are formed, break it with the help of ladle while stirring it.
  • Boora or tagar is ready now. Store it in an airtight container and use it within 15 days.
  • If you are using boora to make Besan ladoo, then you will need the fine texture of boora. For that transfer the prepared boora to a strainer. Strain the mixture, so that you can get very fine boora as it will result in the melt in mouth ladoos.

Video

Notes

Once you switch off the flame it is important to keep stirring it continuously.
If some lumps are formed while making it transfer them to a mixer/grinder and grind it to a fine powder.

How to make boora recipe with step by step photo:

  1. First of all, add sugar and water in a pan and heat it. Let it come to a boil and the sugar dissolve completely. Stir it in between. Once the sugar solution is thick add 1/2 tsp of ghee/clarified butter. Ghee helps to stop any lump formation in boora.

Heat sugar and water for making the boora recipe

2. Do a drop test. Take water in a bowl and put a drop of hot sugar syrup in it. If it does not dissolve in water easily and you can form a small ball out of it, it is ready.
Switch off the flame.

cook the sugar mixture to a right consistency for making boora recipe

3. Now stir continuously, till the mixture cools down. If any lumps are formed, break it with the help of ladle while stirring it. Boora or tagar is ready now. Store it in an airtight container and use it within 15 days.

stir mixure continuously to avoid lump formation

4. If you are using boora to make Besan ladoo or atta ladoo, then you will need the fine texture of boora. For that transfer the prepared boora to a strainer. Strain the mixture, so that you can get very fine boora as it will result in the melt in mouth ladoos.

strain the boora for a fine texture

My Tip:

  1. If there are any impurities in sugar, then add 1 tsp of milk in it. Whatever impurities are there it will stick to the milk and you can easily remove them with a strainer.
  2. Continuously stir the mixture after you switch off the flame. It will stop lump formation in boora.
  3. If you find there are lumps in the mixture then put it in a mixer jar/grinder and grind it to a fine powder 🙂
  4. Store it in an airtight container and use within 15 days.

Please leave your valuable suggestions, feedback or any query related to the recipe in the comment box. If you make this recipe in any other way, do share your tips and suggestions to make it better. Till then enjoy your day………Happy Cooking:)

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