Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Churma Laddoo

Churma Laddoo - Anagha Kulkarni

Recipe :
Ingredients :
  •  Wheat flour1 1/2 cup coarsely grounded
  •  Besan1/4 cup
  •  Rava / Sooji1/4 cup
  •  Oil1 1/2 tbsp
  •  Water1/2 cup
  •  Ghee1/4 cup
  •  Oil2 cup for frying
  •  Jaggery1/3 cup
  •  Powdered sugar1 1/2 tbsp
  •  Nutmeg1/8 tsp
  •  Poppy seeds1 tsp for garnish
  •  Kismis1 tbsp
To Make Churma Mixture
  • In a large mixing bowl take whole wheat flour (coarsely grounded), besan (chickpea flour) and sooji / rava.
  • Add 1 and 1/2 tbsp Oil and 1/2 cup warm water.
  • Combine all ingredients and knead into dough.
  • Now take a portion of wheat flour dough in hand and press it by making fist. Press hard and make Muthia shapes from dough.
  • Repeat the process for remaining wheat flour dough and make muthia. Keep aside.
  • Now to fry the muthia heat Oil in a deep bottom frying pan. Heat on medium flame and don't let Oil turn too hot.
  • Deep fry the wheat flour muthia in oil for 4 to 5 minutes. Till it is completely cooked from inside and turn golden brown.
  • Take out the fried muthias and drain the excess oil on kitchen towel / paper napkin. Let the muthias cool down.
  • Cut the muthias into pieces and further grind them in a food processor into fine powder. Sieve through a fine siever to remove big chunks.Re-grind the remaining chunks if required.
To Make Churma Ladoo
  • Take a nutmeg and pound in a mortar and pestle. Add the nutmeg powder in Churma mixture.
  • Optionally you can also add dry fruits like kismis. This is however optional.
  • Now melt ghee in a pan and add Jaggery. As soon as Jaggery starts floating on ghee, turn off the gas.
  • Pour the melted jaggery and ghee into Churma mixture. Add powdered sugar. Again sugar is optional.
  • Combine all the ingredients and make nice aromatic churma mixture.
  • Now make Churma laddus from churma by pressing it in a laddu mold. You can also make ladoo by taking a portion of churma and rolling in hands and making nice spherical balls.
  • Repeat the process and make ladoos from remaining mixture.
  • Apply some poppy seeds (khas khas) and garnish the churma ladoo.
  • Churma ladoo is ready to serve.

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