Churma Recipe

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Churma is a Rajasthani delicacy made from ground deep fried wheat flour dumplings mixed with sugar. Churma is popularly enjoyed with a traditional Rajasthani meal of Dal & Baati and provides great contrast with its sweet flavor to the whole dish.

It is a sweet dish made by coarsely grinding deep fried whole wheat flour dumplings along with sugar. It has a slightly coarse texture and emits the mouthwatering aroma of whole wheat flour roasted in desi ghee.

You can enjoy churma in its original powdered form, or you can shape it into balls to make Churma Ladoos.

Churma can be made very quickly and in any household given that it is made from whole wheat flour and doesn’t need any other special ingredients. Optionally, dry fruits like almonds and cashews can also be added to enhance the flavor of this dish.

You will find churma in the menu of many restaurants in Rajasthan separately, or as part of dal, bati meal. It is a quintessential part of a Rajasthani thali and any trip to Rajasthan is not complete without getting a taste of this dish.

This is a dish that people from all age groups thoroughly enjoy. You can make it in larger batches and store it in an airtight container for a few days.

To make Churma at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Recipe Info



Cuisine: Indian

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Nutrition (per serving)



Carbohydrates: 42g

Protein: 6g

Ingredients for Churma Recipe

  • 2 Cups Gehun Ka Atta/Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Cups Desi Ghee
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • Dry Fruits like Almonds & Cashews

Step By Step Instructions With Photos For Churma Recipe

  • Take 2 cups of Gehun Ka Atta or Whole Wheat Flour in a wide vessel.

    Churma Recipe Instructions
  • Add 3/4 cup desi ghee to the flour.

    Churma Recipe Instructions
  • Mix thoroughly to coat the flour with ghee.

    Churma Recipe Instructions
  • Add 1 cup water to the mixture and knead the mixture into a tight dough. You can also add milk instead of the water.

    Churma Recipe Instructions
  • Divide the dough into small equal balls (around the size of a tennis ball) and press them to into the shape of your fist.

    Churma Recipe Instructions
  • Heat desi ghee in a pan for frying. Add the dumplings to the pan. The ghee should not be too hot, otherwise they will not cook properly from inside.

    Churma Recipe Instructions
  • Fry them in batches on low-medium heat setting for about 10-15 minutes till they turn golden brown.

    Churma Recipe Instructions
  • When the dumplings are cooked, take them out and drain the excess ghee on kitchen rolls.

    Churma Recipe Instructions
  • Break them into small pieces and set aside to let them cool for 10 minutes.

    Churma Recipe Instructions
  • Grind all the pieces into a fine powder in a food processor.

    Churma Recipe Instructions
  • Then add 3/4 cups of sugar and mix well.

    Churma Recipe Instructions
  • You can also add chopped dry fruits like almonds and cashews to the mixture. Churma is ready.

    Churma Recipe

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