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Churma Ladoo (Sweet Ball)

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Churma Ladoo is a delicious sweet served in the auspicious occasions. I make it for festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. The Churma Ladoo also makes an excellent energetic snack for adults and children. Only thing is this making process takes time and patience to make ladoo, but the end result is mouthwatering and makes all the effort worth it.

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Ingredients

  • Wheat Flour 1 ½ cup coarsely grounded
  • Besan ¼ Cup
  • Rava/Sooji/Semolina ¼ Cup
  • Ghee or Oil 2 Tbsp.( For making dough)
  • Ghee ½ Cup ( For 10 th step)
  • Oil or ghee approximate 2 cup for deep fry
  • Jaggery ½ Cup
  • Powdered Sugar 1 ½ Tbsp.
  • Green Cardamom Powder ¼ tsp.
  • Nutmeg 1/8 Tsp.
  • Poppy Seeds 1 tsp.
  • Dry Fruits 2-3 Tbsp. ( Broken)
  • Raisins 1 Tbsp.(optional)

    Method

  1. In a large mixing bowl take whole wheat flour, besan, and sooji.
  2. Add 2 tbsp. ghee and add approximate ½ cup warm water or warm milk.
  3. Combine all ingredients and knead into stiff dough. Add water or milk if required.
  4. Now take a portion of wheat flour dough in hand, press hard and make Muthia shapes from dough.
  5. Repeat the process for remaining wheat flour dough and make Muthia. Keep aside.
  6. Now to fry the Muthia heat oil in a deep bottom frying pan. Heat on medium heat and fry Muthia in oil for 4 to 5 minutes. Till it is completely cooked from inside and turn golden brown.
  7. Take out the fried muthia and drain the excess oil on kitchen towel. Let the Muthia cool down.
  8. Cut the Muthia into pieces and grind them in a food processor into powder. Sieve through a fine sieve to remove big chunks. Re-grind the remaining chunks if required.
  9. Take a nutmeg and pound in a mortar and pestle. Add in Churma mixture. Add cardamom powder, raisins, and dry fruits of your desire.
  10. Now melt ghee in a pan and add Jaggery. When Jaggery start floating on ghee, turn off the gas.
  11. Pour the melted Jaggery and ghee into Churma mixture. Add powdered sugar.
  12. Combine all the ingredients and make nice Churma mixture.
  13. Now make Churma ladoo from Churma in a mold or by taking a portion of Churma in hands and making nice spherical balls or round balls.
  14. Repeat the process and make ladoo from remaining mixture.
  15. Apply some poppy seeds and dry coconut and garnish the Churma ladoo.
  16. Churma ladoo are ready.

Note: You can make ladoo from bhakri, if you wanted to avoid deep fry. Cook the bhakri on tava with a help of muslin cloth till the bhakri turn golden brown and crisp. Cut bhakri into small pieces. Continue method from eight steps.

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Gram Flour Fudge (Mohanthal)

Mohanthal is a very popular Indian sweet, also favorite for auspicious occasions and festivals. My family really loves this fudge(Mohanthal). Hope you are going to enjoy my simple and tasty Mohanthal recipe. 

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Ingredients

  • Gram Flour 2 Cups
  • Ghee ¾ Cup
  • Milk 4 Tbsp.
  • Sugar 1 and ½ Cup
  • Nutmeg Powder 1 Pinch
  • Green Cardamom Powder ¼ Tsp.
  • Few threads of Saffron
  • Almond Chopped 10
  • Pistachios Chopped 10         

Method

  1. Heat 2 tbsp. milk in a pan and add 1 tbsp. ghee, heat till it melts. Place gram flour in a bowl, add the ghee-milk mixture and mix with fingertips. Keep aside two hours or at least fifteen minutes. After pass it through thick sieve, pressing lightly to remove lumps.
  2. Heat ¾ cup ghee in a pan; add the sieved gram flour and sauté on medium heat, stirring continuously, till fragrant and dark in color. ( Approximate going to take 10-12 Minutes)
  3. Let it cool completely. ( Important step)
  4. In a saucepan cook together ½ cup of water and 1 and ½ cup of sugar on medium heat to make syrup.
  5. Cook the syrup till it gets 1 ½ string consistency.
  6. Grease a tray, add nutmeg powder, saffron threads and green cardamom powder to the gram flour and mix well.
  7. Add 2 tbsp. milk to the sugar syrup and mix well. Add the syrup, little by little, to the gram flour mixture and mix well.
  8. Pour into the greased tray and spread evenly. Sprinkle almonds and pistachios over gram flour mixture and press lightly. Set aside and cool completely. Cut into squares shapes (Mine is diamond shape because my son likes a diamond shape).
  9. Separate the pieces and serve.
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