Yes I am still in hangover of Deepavali/Diwali, it has come and gone, this year I was little experimental so decided to try few dishes which I haven’t tried earlier, one is besan rava coconut ladoo, Sattur karasev, and Churma ladoo. I also made other traditional treat like Ukkarai, plantain chips. In addition I also made this Churma Ladoo. It is a traditional sweet treat from Rajasthan. There is also a Gujarathi version of churma ladoo is, maybe I will try it for next Deepavali/ Diwali.
Rajasthan, the land of kings is one of the largest states in India. It is rich in culture and traditions; yes you also can see lot of palaces where kings and queens lived. In Rajasthan, people do a lot of majestic and colorful art work in their clothes using traditional wooden blocks and lot of handmade bangles. Rajasthani women also love colorful bangles, and some wear bangles extending up to the elbow. It also has desserts. It is one of the dream places in my list of visit. I don’t know when I can full fill that.
Main identity of Rajasthani cuisine is Dal batti churma, and Gatte ki sabzi . I wish I can visit some Rajasthani houses and learn to make it from them. Churma is fired wheat flour later mixed with sugar, ghee, cardamom and nuts. Ghee, nuts and churma are served in separate bowls and while eating people mix everything and eat it as sweet. I won’t say this churma ladoo recipe is an easy one to make. It requires lot of steps. Yes first make dough, and then fry them in ghee. As ghee is commonly used in Rajasthani cuisine I tried to follow traditional steps as much as possible. If you are counting calories then this recipe is not for you.
Once you fried the dough, then grind them into powder, sieve again and mix with sugar, ghee and nuts of your choice. In Rajasthan sweets are not called as desserts, Rajasthani sweets are served before, during and after the meal.
Some work and sweating is okay if you want to make some traditional recipes, otherwise it won’t be traditional, because our grandma and mom made recipes with lot of love and effort. Here comes delicious Churma ladoo. Give it try you will like it.