Churma Laadoo- A modern take!

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Churma Laadoos in under 10 minutes! Kid friendly nutritious snack that is a breeze to make with this new simplified (non- deep fried) recipe!

Indian fusion recipe for Churma laddoos packed with protein and minerals, nutritious, healthy, kid friendly snack in under 10 minutes!
Churma Laadus for a leisurely afternoon tea!

Dear friends,

Thank you for your requests for nutritious snacks for kids. These Churma laadoos will be a favorite with both kids and adults! I love the grainy, crispy texture of the traditional Churma Laadoos and their taste. But I wanted to make them healthier and with kid appeal! and yes….we adults can enjoy them too with a cup of tea and Baked Khari Puri with Oats and Pancake Mix, as I did on a leisurely afternoon recently 🙂

Traditionally Churma Laadoos are made by deep frying wheat dough balls. The deep fried balls are then cooled and crushed to make tiny grains that are mixed with ghee, sugar or jaggery, poppy seeds and coconut and made into laadus.

My experiment was to use the shredded whole wheat cereal and crush it for that grainy, crunchy, signature taste of Churma Laadus. I thought….an easy shortcut plus what do you do with that leftover wat of ghee you have after deep frying? But seriously, this recipe gave me the texture without the deep frying. One table spoon of ghee gave me the ghee flavor I crave in laadus. I added the mineral rich poppy seeds and the toasted coconut and jaggery.

I thought of the peanut butter for the protein content and the taste that kids (and adultsJ) love. Check out the easy step by step for these laddoss that will be ready in under 10 minutes!

Indian fusion recipe for Churma laddoos packed with protein and minerals, nutritious, healthy, kid friendly snack in under 10 minutes!
Lining up the ingredients.
Indian fusion recipe for Churma laddoos packed with protein and minerals, nutritious, healthy, kid friendly snack in under 10 minutes!
Mixture of shredded mini wheats, coconut and poppy seeds whirled, blitzed in the food processor
Indian fusion recipe for Churma laddoos packed with protein and minerals, nutritious, healthy, kid friendly snack in under 10 minutes!
Mixture roasted in one tablespoon ghee
Indian fusion recipe for Churma laddoos packed with protein and minerals, nutritious, healthy, kid friendly snack in under 10 minutes!
Peanut butter and jaggery in warm pan

Mix all together and form into laadoos!

These Churma Laadus are seriously addictive……I could not wait until I could photograph them and dig in!

Churma Laadoo -A Modern Take

  • Servings: 8 medium laadoos
  • Difficulty: easy
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Churma Laadoo

  • 1 heaped cup sweetened Mini wheats cereal, 2 (1.75 ounce) boxes
  • ¼ cup shredded dry, unsweetened coconut, lightly toasted
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds, lightly toasted
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 heaped tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 heaped tablespoon jaggery

To make the Churma Laadoos-

  1. In a food processor, blitz the shredded wheat cereal 3 to 4 times. Add the toasted coconut and poppy seeds and whirl a couple more times to get a grainy mixture. Alternately, put the mixture in a zip lock bag and roll over with a rolling pin to crush them into fine grain.
  2. In a frying pan, heat the ghee over low heat. Add the grainy shredded wheat, coconut and poppy seed mixture and toast over low heat for about 3 to 4 minutes until it is fragrant and golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside. Add the cardamom powder and salt and mix well.
  3. Remove pan from heat. In the same warm pan, add the peanut butter and the jaggery. Mix until blended and all the jaggery lumps are dissolved.
  4. Add the dry toasted mixture. Mix well. The key here is to use your fingertips to rub the dry ingredients into the peanut butter jaggery mixture, so it is easy to form the laadoos.
  5. Form into laadoos and enjoy!

Note-

  • This recipe makes the laadoos medium sweet. Add 1 more table spoon of jaggery if you like laddoos sweeter.
  • Another variation is to roll the laadoos in toasted poppy seeds instead of putting them in the mixture.

Enjoy! Taking my Churma Laadus to Fiesta Friday co-hosted this week by Suzanne @ apuginthekitchen and Jess @ Cooking Is My Sport.

Love,

Sandhya

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Hilda says:

    I didn’t know how to spell laadoos, but I did know I like them. This is a really neat version.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Hilda. In North India, they are called laddoos, in Western India where i come from they are laadu, so I kind of combined the two spellings:)

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  2. Sumith Babu says:

    Woo stunning photograph and recipe!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Sumith!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Love this Sandhya, it’s like the Indian version of a cake pop. Great treat for kids and adults. Just beautifully done. Thanks so much for bringing to the party.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Suzanne!

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Sandhya says:

      Suzanne, I am thrilled that thechurma laadoo was featured on Fiesta Friday! Yay! Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I thought it was wonderful!!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Sharvari. I loved the taste of peanut butter in the laddoos too.

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  4. Antonia says:

    What a perfect snack for kids and adults Sandhya! I love your variation!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Antonia! I hope you are having a good summer.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Antonia says:

        Thank you, I hope you are too 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Suchitra says:

    Sandhya, love your healthy version of churma laddoos!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Suchitra! I love your healthy recipes too.

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  6. chefjulianna says:

    Oh wow, these laadoos sound awesome! I love this healthy version! 😀

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Chef Juliana!

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  7. Manasi Nabar says:

    Hi Sandhya! Please tell me the alternative for the mini wheats.Thanks.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Manasi, Any shredded wheat cereal available in India will work. If it is not sweetened just increase the amount of jaggery.

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