I have always wanted to make these and always thought it must be complicated. Making the right type of syrup that would hold the scores of churmura or murmura together to actually form a laddu – it seemed impossible. But it has turned out to be deceptively simple.
Churmura Laddu recipe made with puffed rice is quick and easy and guilt free sweet treat. Try my recipe and start feasting on these nostalgic childhood treats
- 1 -1.5 cups jaggery or Gur or brown sugar
- 4 cups CHurmura or Indian puffed rice
- 1/2 cup Dalia ( the flat roasted chana dal)
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- 1 cup water
- Take a thick bottomed pan or wok. Add the gur/jaggery and the water. Stir on a low flame until the sugar dissolves and becomes syrupy. Keep heating until a 'goli band' syrup is formed. This means that a drop of the syrup added to a cup of water should solidify immediately.
- Switch off heat and add the chana/dalia and the churmura. Stir to mix well until the syrup evenly coats the churmura.
- Place a dollop on your palm and roll to form laddus or balls, slightly larger than a ping pong ball. The laddus will harden right away as the syrup hardens.
- This should make about 40 laddus.