Churma Ladoo Recipe - Atta/Whole Wheat Ladoo
Churma Ladoo Recipe - Atta/Whole Wheat Ladoo is the most wholesome and delicious ladoos you could make at home, which gives an instant energy to kids. It is usuaaly served with Dal Baati or Dal Muthiya in Rajasthan.
Churma Ladoo is one of the most wholesome and delicious ladoos you could make at home, and what better way than to make it for festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. A very traditional ladva or ladoo, this Rajasthani speciality is made for Lord Ganesha on this festive day.
The Churma Ladoo also makes an excellent snack for adults and school going children giving an instant energy. Although this recipe among the many sweets, takes time and patience to make, the end result is delectable and makes all the effort worth it. So prepare yourself and make sure you have ample time in your hands before beginning the sweet-making process.
Some other popular Ganesh Chaturthi Sweets you can add to your annual sweet-making are :
How to make Churma Ladoo Recipe - Atta/Whole Wheat Ladoo
To begin making the Churma Ladoo recipe, in a large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup of the melted ghee and mix well until you get a bread crumb texture. Add a little milk at a time and knead to make a stiff dough.
Knead the mixture by hand for about 5 minutes to make firm dough. Use the palm of hands and roll 2 inch diameter size balls from the dough. The balls should be firm such that if you drop them, it should not break or crumble.
Pre heat the ghee in a kadai on medium heat making sure the ghee does not get into a smoking point. Turn the heat to low and add two balls at a time into the hot ghee and fry these balls until turn golden brown in color.
Don’t get tempted to turn the heat to high to fasten the process; it takes time for the balls need to get cooked from inside as well.
Allow the balls to turn brown gradually. The test is done by breaking a fried ball into half and if you notice it is creamy and not browned then you remember to fry the rest of the balls for a longer period of time; hence maintaining low heat during the frying process of absolutely essential.
Once you have finished frying all the balls allow them to cool completely. Once cool, crush them in a food processor to form a coarse powder like bread crumbs. Add the cardamom powder and nutmeg powder to the mixture and combine well.
In a small pan combine the jaggery and the other 1/2 cup of ghee on low heat. Once the jaggery melts, turn off the heat.
Gradually add the melted ghee jaggery mixture to the wheat crumb mixture and combine well but rubbing it between your hands. Once you feel the mixture is reasonably soft, grease your hands with ghee and using the palm of your hands roll it into two inch diameter balls to make the ladoos
Place the poppy seeds on a platter and roll the churma ladoos on the poppy seeds to coat them evenly.
Allow the ladoos to set for an hour before serving. You can store the Churma Ladoos in air tight canisters for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator and warm them for a few seconds in the microwave before serving.