Friday, June 26, 2015

Churma Ladva

Ingredients (for 21 piece of churma ladva)
Wheat flour - 3 cups,
Semolina (suji/rava)- 1/3 cup,
Gram flour - 1/4 cup,
Melted ghee or clarified butter -2 1/4 cup (a+b),
Warm water - 3/4 cup,
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp,
Nutmeg powder - 1/2 tsp,
Jaggery - 1 1/4 cup,
Finely chopped Almonds+cashews+Raisin - 1 cup,
Ghee  or clarified butter-for frying.

Step 1 Muthiya - take a bowl and put both flours and semolina together. Then add 1/2 cup of clarified butter n mix well until well combined. Now add warm water, little at a time and try to form a stiff dough out of that. Take a lemon size ball from the dough and form it into a dumpling shape using your palm. Heat ghee and fry the prepared dumplings in medium to low heat until it turns light golden brown in color then take them out in paper towel.

Step 2 Churma - Break prepared dumplings into small pieces using your hands. Then grind it well. Now, sieve it through the grain sifter.

Step 3 Ladva - Take a pan and add ghee( clarified butter) 1 3/4 cup and  jaggery and heat in medium to low heat until jaggery becomes smooth, turn off the heat and add it to the churma mix, with all chopped dry fruits, Cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and mix well. Now take 1/4 cup of that mixture at a time and form into a laddu shape however you like.

You can use oil instead of ghee in step 1 and step 2.
You can use poppy seeds to garnish ladva.
You can increase or decrease the amount of dry fruits, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder according to your choice.
Instead of using jaggery you can use powder sugar according to your taste.

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