Churma Ladoos are an Indian mithai, especially popular in Rajasthan and Gujarat. They are often served along with a traditional Rajasthani meal of Dal & Baati. These ladoos can also be made during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi.
Churma is a sweet dish made by coarsely grinding deep fried whole wheat flour dumplings along with sugar. Churma can be enjoyed in its original powdered form, or it can be shaped into ladoos.
Churma Ladoos are easy to store. Once they have cooled down, you can store them in an airtight container in a cool dry place for 1-2 weeks.
To make Churma Ladoos at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.
Yield: 30-35 ladoos
Ingredients for Churma Ladoo Recipe
- 2 Cups Gehun Ka Atta/Whole Wheat Flour
- 2 Cups Desi Ghee
- 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
- Dry Fruits like Almonds, Cashews and Pistachios
Step By Step Instructions With Photos For Churma Ladoo Recipe
Take 2 cups of Gehun Ka Atta or Whole Wheat Flour in a wide vessel. Add 3/4 cup desi ghee to the flour and mix thoroughly.
Add 1 cup water to the mixture and knead the mixture into a tight dough. You can also add milk instead of the water.
Divide the dough into small equal balls (around the size of a tennis ball) and press them to into the shape of your fist.
Heat desi ghee in a pan for frying. Add the dumplings to the pan and fry them in batches on low-medium heat setting for about 10-15 minutes till they turn golden brown. The ghee should not be too hot, otherwise they will not cook properly from inside.
When the dumplings are cooked, take them out and drain the excess ghee on kitchen rolls. Break them into small pieces and set aside to let them cool for 10 minutes.
Grind all the pieces into a fine powder in a food processor. Then add 3/4 cups of powdered sugar and mix well.
Then add 3/4 cup of ghee to the mixture. You can also add finely chopped dry fruits like almonds and cashews to the mixture.
Take a handful of churma and press it to shape it into round firm balls. Garnish with chopped Pista/ Pistachio nuts. Churma Ladoos are ready. You can store them in an airtight container for a few days.