Rajasthani Churma Ladoo
"Churma Ladoo is a recipe for ball shaped sweet made out of crumbled Bati (unleavened bread)."Serves 80 | Prep Time 2 hrs | Cook Time 30 mins
Why I Love This Recipe
Churma Ladoo is a recipe for ball-shaped sweet made out of crumbled Bati (unleavened bread). This authentic Churma Ladoo recipe has been further enhanced by mixing different flours, spices and nuts. Snack anytime, if you are feeling low on energy or to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings just serve as a dessert.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 cup Coarse wheat flour Laddoo Atta
1/2 cup Semolina Flour Rava
2 cup Whole wheat flour
1/4 cup Almond flour
1/2 cup Chickpea flour
1/2 cup Ghee Ghee
3/4 cup Milk Cold
1.5 cup Jaggery or Sugar
400 gm Mixed nuts – cashews, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, melon seeds, chironji Roasted and chopped
1 tbsp Dry ginger powder Saunth
1 tbsp Carom seeds powder Ajwain powder
1/2 tbsp Cardamom
1/2 tsp Salt
-Transfer all the dry ingredients (coarse wheat flour, semolina (rava), regular whole wheat flour, almond meal/flour, chickpeas flour) along with carom seeds powder, dry ginger powder and salt into a mixing bowl and mix.
-Add clarified butter (ghee) to the mixture and mix again.
-After through mixing, your mixture should be crumbly as shown in the picture below.
-Now add milk and knead it into a stiff dough.
-Kneaded dough should look like in the picture below.
-Cover the dough with a cheese cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
-Divide the dough into small equal size balls. Flatten them a little bit and make a thumb impression in center to make baatis.
-Heat ghee in a deep pot (kadhai) for frying.
-Deep fry few of the baatis at a time at medium heat until they turn golden brown. Turn them during the frying process to make sure they are evenly cooked on all sides. Medium heat is important to make sure that thick baati is cooked all the way inside.
-Let the fried fried baatis cool down till they are easy to work with.
-Now break the baati by hand first into smaller bread crumbs.
-Then use a food processor or a mixer to turn these crumbs into a coarse texture mix. If you feel that you don’t have a uniform mixture, then sieve the mixture and blend the bigger crumbs again.
-Transfer to a mixing bowl and add powdered sugar, chopped nuts and cardamom. Mix it thoroughly.
-Now add a little bit of clarified butter (ghee) as binder one spoon at a time till the mix starts binding easily in small balls.
-Now bind them into small balls. You may smaller size balls for portion control and make regular/large size balls.