Besan – 1 cup Powdered Sugar- 1 cup Ghee – 1/2 cup Powdered Cardamom – 1/2 tsp
Melt ghee in a Kadhai and add besan. Stirr the besan continuously over the low flame. Stirr till you get a slight nutty smell and it turns a little brown in colour. Remove from fire and let it cool completely. Add sugar to the Mixture and shape into Laddoos. We can garnish with Almond and Pistachio flakes. Can also add a little orange food colour to the mixture for that extra colour.To make it a little gorgeous and festive we can top the Laddoos with Varakh (Silver foil).
Churme ka Laddoo
Ingredients: Whole wheat Flour – 2 cups Baking Powder – 1/4 Tsp, 1 pinch Salt – 1 pinch Ghee- 1 cup Jaggery – 1 cup Alternatively Powdered Sugar – 2 cups.(for people who prefer sugar over Jaggery)
Take Flour in a bowl add pinch of salt and baking powder, add ghee (1/4 -1/2 cup) and Mix well. Now start adding water and knead into a stiff dough (Dough should be stiff, stiffer than the Poori dough). Roll into small balls.
Now there are two ways we can make the Mixture of these Laddoos. 1. Baking and 2. Frying.
Baking: Preheat the owen at 180 degree Celsius. Grease the baking tray and place the balls on the tray Bake at 180 – 200 degree Celsius for 20 – 25 mnts. check in between. Take out the balls and let it cool.
Frying: For the process of frying press the balls in the shape of your fist. Heat the ghee in a Kadhai and deep fry the pressed balls on medium to low flame fo 20 – 25 mnts. Take out the balls and soak on tissue paper. Let it cool.
After the balls are Baked/ Fried
Crush the balls and grind to coarse or fine powder (as per your liking). Heat the Jaggery with 1- 2 Table spoond of ghee and 1 tablespoon of water on low flame till the Jaggery Melts. Now cool the solution a little and add the powdered balls and shape into round Laddoos. Alternatively you can add powdered sugar and ghee insted of Jaggery (easier version).
Our Churma laddoos are done and ready to eat.
Do share with us if you end up trying any of these recipes, while we at the Sheikhland prepare for welcoming ‘Ganesha’ tomorrow.
Chandni with Shwetangi Joshi