Monday, 24 May 2010

Churma na Ladwa (Wheat flour ladoos)



Churma na Ladwa- A gujarati sweet, made from wholewheat chappati flour, ghee (clarified butter) and jaggery (cane suger.) Beautifully flavoured with cardamom and saffron these small ladoos are often made as Prasad offering when conducting prayers .

Ingredients:

1.5 Cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup jaggery (gor) (if you have a sweet tooth add an extra tablespoonful)
3/4 cup ghee
1.5 teaspoons cardamom powder
1 teaspoon saffron
2 Tablespoons poppy seeds( kus kus)
30 ml milk
30 ml water



Method:

1. Add the saffron to the milk and warm the milk to release the saffron colour, Add water to the milk.
2. In a bowl add the flour and using the milk and water make a very stiff hard dough.(Only use as much liquid as needed you may have some spare left over.)
3. Divide the dough into 12 balls.
4. Roll out the balls into 3 inch rounds called bakris and approximately 5mm thick. Cut small slits in them to stop bakris puffing up when roasting.
5. Cook bakris on a tava on a very low heat till they are hard and crispy like crackers.
6. Cool the bakris and once they are cooled break into small pieces.


7. Grind the pieces into a powder resembling coarse semolina. (This is called churma) Keep aside.
8.Grate the jaggery and add to the churma, also add the cardamom powder and mix in.
9. Melt the ghee and add gradually to the churma and jaggery mixture. Don't add all the ghee at once. Add only enough ghee so that you are able to form ladoos with the the churma mixture with out laddos falling apart.(You can check this by taking a handful of mixture and making a ball in your fist, if mixture is right it will form a ball if its too dry it will crumble)


10. Using either a ladoo mould or just using the palm of your hands form small ladoos. Sprinkle ladoos with poppy seeds (kus kus.) -You can see below I made both; by hand and in ladoo mould.


NB-This recipe will make 24 bite sized ladoos or 12 large.

**The authentic way to make these is that at step 3 the dough balls are formed to make fist shape with indentations and deep fried in ghee till crispy and then cooled and powdered to make churma.The rest of the steps after that will be the same.
I adapted the recipe to make it healthier by making bakris cooking them on tava. I have tried both methods and one cannot tell the difference in taste in the finished ladoos, the baked version is so much healthier.

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46 comments:

  1. wheat flour ladoos sounds delicious and yummy. Never heard this kind of ladoos before. But love to try it sometime.

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  2. Churma na ladwa looks delicious ...Lovely presentation ...and thanks for detailed ones also...

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  3. A very unique recipe for Laddoos, looks so tasty. Must try once.

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  4. I love these laddus..we make them during mahavir jayanti :)

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  5. Wow..this looks good. we love ladoos..yummo..never tried making with wheat flour..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  6. Wow ..looks great..yummy
    have been looking for the recipe.Thanks dear for sharing.

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  7. Looks so delicious and yummy ladoos.

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  8. Wheat flour ladoo sounds yummy..

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  9. Thats a very, very new recipe. Loved your cute ganapathi and the cutest presentation :). Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  10. lovely presentation..ladoo looks so cute and delicious...

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  11. Yummy Laddoos..Loved the presentation..

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  12. Sounds interesting.. Good recipe..

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  13. Never heard of wheat flour ladoos..This looks extremely delicious. Great job!

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  14. this is really delicious and yummy sweet..I lkied the presentation.with ganpati bappa.nice pic..
    thanks for sharing this Gujarati sweet recipe.loved the shape

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  15. so healthy and delicious!

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  16. Nayna,

    Really nice wheat flour ladoos i like it. I need to make it some time.

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  17. Nayna, these are same as our Rajasthani Choorma, love them :)

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  18. These wheat flour ladoos sound like a tasty treat!

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  19. hey nayna..churma laddoos are looking perfect !! i didnt knew gujjus also make this..i thought only we marwaris know abt it..we usually do the authentic style of frying them..and adding khuskhus to laddoos r really new to me..looks absoloute beauty..

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  20. I'm not sure whether to look at ur laddus or the cute Ganesh! I love HIM alot! Superb presentation dear...;)

    psst...some awards waiting for U at my space..;)

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  21. A very unique recipe for Laddoos, looks so tasty. Must try once.

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  22. Dear Nayna,
    I would surely prefer the baked version just like you:-) Thanks for sharing this authentic ladoo recipe with us. Loved your presentation with cute Ganpathiji.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  23. Have eaten this, but not tried before, thanks for the recipe!!

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  24. what a tasty laddus...sure Lord Ganesh will like this.


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  25. Yummy, mouth watering and delicious laddus. First time here you have an awesome blog

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  26. The gud thing is u didnt deep fried..I havent tried this yet ...now all tempted..looks yummy

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  27. this is new to me and interesting toooo...

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  28. Beautiful and elegant laddoos, looks very tempting..

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  29. I wanted to try this for a long time. But the deep frying puts me off. I liked your healthy version. Will try your way.

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  30. Nice presentation, ladoos looks tempting and yummy.

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  31. Very nice recipe.. hadn't thought of chapati laddoos ever before. Where do u get that modak/ladoo mould? Looks really cute!

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  32. Ladoos looks delicious...worth trying, healthy one too.

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  33. ladoos are looking great.... mouth watering...

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  34. Ladoo looks yummy and new to me. Can't wait to try.

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  35. We had churma in a Rajastani restaurant and liked the taste very much.To this day I have been guessing the ingredients in the recipe.Your Churma ladoo looks yummy and I can very well imagine the fragrance.

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  36. Wow! Awesome! A great recipe and I would definitely go with the baked version :) I loved the 1st click with Ganeshji :)

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  37. Very interesting sweet....looks delicious and nice presentation :)

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  38. a previous colleague used to bring these to office. her mother made them. i loved it!! your post has brought back taste bud memories :-)

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  39. wow..wht a trea to the eyes and belly..yummy ladoos with cute lord ganesha idol....looks awesome..lovely cookie recipe too.can feel teh crunch....yum..
    dont forget to accept ur award from my blog...as a token of love..

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  40. This is one of my favourite sweets. Making it with bhakri is so much healthier as well. I have just made mohanthal this week so will try this next week.

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  41. Hey Naina
    just one question how did you put so many pics in one frame? like your second pic..please let me know..if you do not want to modrate this comment it's ok..thanks!!

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  42. Thank you for this recipe. My mother makes it the exact same way. She lives in another state so she cannot be here to show me how to make, but your recipe is perfect for today. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

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