Friday, December 12, 2008

Churmundo ~ Wheat Laddoo

One of the advantages(disadvantages!!) of blog hopping is that I get to know what I have never made in my life for years (now that does not mean I am very Old!!!!!) One such day I hopped to Harini's blog only to find a Laddu staring at me! Now for a person who is away from her hometown this was hard to resist! But having zero experience in making laddoo it was hard to think of.. But mind was constantly thinking only about laddoo. Finally decided to muster up some courage and try my hand at making them at home. Now this laddoo happens to be our fav,  so thus it was decided that I would make it. When Amma was online pestered her to give me exact  measurements. Now I am sure a lot of you out there will agree with recipes our mom's give us ( I am not complaining but ypou know we need exact measure in Cups,teaspoons!). I ask her "Kithle Tup?" (How much ghee).. her reply would usually be.. "Teh haanv ashi dole andaajeri ghalche!" (That I usually eyeball!!!) and my irritatingly, immediate response .. "tugele dole andaaju makka kashi kalthale???!!!!" (How am I to know your proportion"!!! Finally after she convinced me I wrote it down and kept looking forward for an opportunity to make them. 
Yesterday when I felt my sweet tooth needed some treat decided to make this. It was actually simple and was wondering why I never made it all this while! The main reason why I was worried was I had never helped amma with this laddoo. Usually my aunt's used to come over so they helped her whenever we had to do in large quantities. Anyways, it came out good and that is why I am sharing this with you.
Here is what's needed:
1 Cup Wheat flour/Atta
1/2  Cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 Cup Ghee
1 tsp Fresh Cardamom Powder
1) Heat Ghee in a kadai and add the Wheat flour. Fry on low until the raw smell goes off and gives out a nice aroma. The colour changes to slightly dark brown. Switch off.
2) Add in Sugar and Cardamom Powder and mix well. (Taste the mixture and add more sugar powder if you desire. The measure given above is for semi sweet laddoo) Let it cool until the mixture is easier to handle.
3) Take some mixture in your palm and roll it into a ball. You cannot use both your palms to shape this up as it is crumbly. 

I could make 15 small laddoo's using this measure. You may add Cashews and Raisins fried in Ghee. I did not. 

I am sending this over to Srilekha, Who is hosting EFM-Sweets. Thank you Srilekha.


Unknown said...

never tried this..looks yummy..

Divya Kudua said...

Hey made this laddoo for the first time..??It looks so pretty and perfect..I have tried making this laddoo at least 5 times and always end up having churmundya pitti..;-)lolz..great job on making those perfect rounds!!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks lovely. perfect rounds :)

Unknown said...

That looks yummy!!

Red Chillies said...

Sakkadale Amma tashichi :-) We don't get right measurements. I love this laddo next to besan ladoo. Uj, I tried making this in microwave and came out fine. However i have trouble making into rounds, purai pitto jhata.

Shama Nagarajan said...

looking perfect...lovely

Unknown said...

looks delicious & thxs for sahring..

Unknown said...

wow this really looks tempting, I need now to do it as my son loves it.I also wheat ladoos.

Sabitha said...

Polonu tonna uddak aile. perfect round. very nice Ujwal.

Trupti said...

ladoo looks very delicious. First time here. You have a nice collection of recipes.

Priya Suresh said...

Prefectly shaped ladoos UJ..looks delicious..

Sunshinemom said...

Ummmmm.......!! Lovely - I love the aroma of roasted wheat flour!

Deepthi Shankar said...

those laddoos look very good

Sum Raj said...

my grandma makes then offen during festival season..looks yummy..

Raks said...

I recently tried this out after tasting this in my north indian friend's tastes really nice,yours looks so perfect Uj!

Purnima said...

Churmundo looks yummy..u hv made it perfectly! Megeli amma nai tashi mhonche..'Toddddeychi tup ghalka', now her todechi can b a `tsp, Tbsp, half a cup too :D I hope our ammas don't team up! ;)

Finla said...

They are relaly perfectly shaped.
I would love to taste one of them.

Anonymous said...

Wheat laddoos are one of my favs. They are not too sweet, & I lvoe the texture. U are like me, never want to try making them at home,e ven tho i like them so much. I am getting inspired to try them now:-)

Uj said...

Do try it. It tastes great.

Next time Add sugar powder and let it cool completely. It is easier to roll into balls once they are cooled. Sakkar chike pashi sodtha. Do try this I am sure they wont be powder :)


Wai..I am sure ki sakkad ammayi tashici :D Besan Laddoo I have never tried making them. Will hop to your blog and see how to make them. Pitto jattha jalleri next time, mixture full cool jatthari undo vinduka(roll korka) tedna sakkar paanku jattha..easier to handle. Amma's fail proof method. Do try it.


Yep they are my fav too. :)

Thank you :)

Uj said...

Thank you. Keep visiting


I too love the aroma of roasted flour :)


Even in our family, this features during festivals :) I simply love the taste of these laddoo's.

Thanks dear. Do try this too. Tastes good :)

Exactly. Makka dista pura janale amma tashichi ki monu. I agree hope they dont team up :)

Happy Cook,
You are welcome anytime. Will surely make them for you :)

Exactly they are not very sweet and has a different texture :)Do try it and let me know :)

Pavani said...

looking yummy n tempting me here very much..yaar,, i will try

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Never tried this. Looks yummy and good.

Usha said...

I have been wanting to try this ladoo for quite some time now, yours looks absolutely perfect and tempting :-)

anudivya said...

Cool Uj! By wheat you mean Atta or the regular whole wheat one?
Either way you have a winner here.

anudivya said...

Cool Uj! By wheat you mean Atta or the regular whole wheat one?
Either way you have a winner here.

Uj said...

Do try this. And let me know :)

I used Atta for this :) sorry for creating the confusion will update the post :)