MICROWAVE CHURMA NA LADWA

Microwave Churma Ladoo are a great quick alternative to traditional Churma Ladoo. Churma Ladoo is a delicious Indian sweet seen in Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisine. These quick microwave ladoos are great for last-minute sweets. 

Microwave churma ladwa garnished with almond and pistachio slivers and saffron threads in rustic metal plate with a bowl of dried rose buds.



Microwave Churma Ladwa

Churma Ladwa is a firm favourite in our house. 

Churma Ladoo is usually made during Ganesh Chathurthi, Holi, or served in an authentic Gujarati Thali. For festivities, we like to use the traditional recipe for Churma Ladoo. 

However, sometime, my Mum would get a craving for churma na ladwa and she would make these ladoos in the microwave. They would be ready to eat within 30 minutes. This recipe is in our family past 4 decades. 

This particular recipe uses jaggery and sugar. Usually, traditional churma ladoo will be made with either sugar or jaggery. 


Traditional Gujarati Churma Na Ladwa

If you have the time to make Churma Ladoo the proper way, it is well worth it investing your time in it! The flavour and texture of traditional Churma na Ladwa cannot be beaten!

For traditional versions, the recipe must be made in two steps. Firstly, you have to make dumplings that are deep-fried. The dumplings are then ground into a powder and mixed with sugar, ghee, nuts and aromatic spices. 

Here are our two variations which we love, love, love!

Churma Ladoo made with Gor 

Churma Ladoo with Sugar 

Both are authentic Gujarati recipes. 


How to shape Churma Ladoo / Ladoo Mould 

Shaping the ladoos can be tricky. The original shape of CHurma Ladoos is round however you can experiment with other beautiful designs!

To make life easier, you can use a ladoo mould. These moulds are easy to find in Indian stores in the UK. We bought ours from Wembley in Greater London. 

Moulds come in different shapes and colours and you could choose which you like the best. I would say, for churma use a mould that isn't too complicated as the mixture may stick. 

For ease, apply a thin layer of melted ghee in the mould so the ladoo will slip out easily.

Also, make a tight ball of ladoo mixture before adding it to the mould so it can hold its shape even more.

Microwave churma ladwa served in a plate next to loose churma mixture in a plate on purple wooden backdrop.


Ingredients for Microwave Churma Ladoo:

Ingredients are slightly different from traditional churma ladwa as the method of cooking is different.
Full ingredients list found in the recipe card below. 

Flour or Atta - use chapatti atta. You can use medium or wholemeal depending on your taste preference and availability. 

Gram Flour - use fine variety gram flour. The original recipe calls for fine gram flour so use this rather than coarse gram flour which will not work as well. 

Semolina - you can use fine or coarse here. Use fine if possible if your wheat flour is coarse.

Jaggery - the jaggery, or gor/gur is helpful to bind the ladwa together as we are making it in the microwave

Caster sugar - use caster sugar for sweetness. Either buy caster sugar or alternatively, grind granulated sugar in a grinder. 

Oil - flavourless oil is important here, so do not use oil such as olive or mustard. 

Melted Ghee - we like to use homemade ghee

Kesar-Badam Masala - homemade almond and saffron masala is always ready-made in our home and kept in the fridge ready to use at any time. 

White Poppy Seeds - also known as khus-khus. They give a wonderful texture when they coat the ladoos. 

Milk - use whole milk for richness 


What to serve with Churma Na Ladoo 

You can serve Churma Ladoo at different points throughout the day. 

Serve at breakfast with milk. 

With a Gujarati thali complete with traditional Gujarati tuar daal, Gujarati bateta nu saak, Masala Fulwadi and Poori

In a Rajsthani thali with daal and baati 

Or ... on its own!

Equipment

1. Microwave

2. Microwave - proof bowl

3. Microwave - proof lid 

4. Spatula

5. Ladwa mould - optional


How to make Churma Ladoo in the microwave

Easy and quick!

1. First place both flours and semolina in a microwave-proof bowl.

making microwave churma na ladwa step 1 flour, besan, semolina and bowl


2. Then add milk, oil and ghee. 



Microwave churma ladwa step 2 oil, ghee and milk

 

3. Combine well using a spatula. Cover the bowl with a lid and put it in the microwave.

Microwave Churma Ladwa step 3 combine mixture



4. Set the microwave for 7 minutes on High, cook ladoo mixture for 7 minutes, keep stirring in between.

Microwave Churma Ladwa step 4 ladoo mixture cooked



5. Now add grated jaggery mix well and cook for another minute.

Microwave Churma Ladwa step 5 cooked mixture and grated jaggery



6. Add caster sugar, almond masala and 2 tbsp ghee.

Microwave Churma Ladwa step 6 cooked ladoo micture with caster sugar and almond masala


7. Mix very well, take a little amount of cooked ladoo mixture and make a ball.

Microwave Churma Ladoo step 7 cooked churma mixture ready to shape ladoo


8. Roll ladoo in khus khus.

Microwave Churma Ladoo step 8 shape the ladoo

Head shot of microwave churma ladoo placed in a vintage metal plate topped with rose petals and nuts slivers



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Desserts, Snacks
Gujarati Indian
Yield: 20-22 SMALL LADWA
Author: Hayley Dhanecha
MICROWAVE CHURMA NA LADWA/LADOO/LADVA

MICROWAVE CHURMA NA LADWA/LADOO/LADVA

Microwave Churma Ladoo are a great quick alternative to traditional Churma Ladoo. Churma Ladoo is a delicious Indian sweet seen in Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisine. These quick microwave ladoos are great for last-minute sweets.
Prep time: 5 HourCook time: 10 MinInactive time: 10 MinTotal time: 5 H & 20 M

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place chapati, gram flour and semolina in a microwave-proof bowl.
  2. Add milk, oil and ghee, mix very well. (leave 2-3 tbsp. ghee for later use)
  3. Cover the bowl with a lid and put in the M/W.
  4. Set M/W for 7 minutes on High ( our shows 100 )
  5. Cook ladoo mixture for 7 minutes, keep stir in between every minute.
  6. Now add grated jaggery mix well and cook for another minute.
  7. Add caster sugar, almond masala and 1 tbsp ghee at a time. If needed add more.
  8. Mix very well, take a little amount of cooked ladoo mixture and make a ball.
  9. Or make using a ladoo mould. 
  10. Roll ladoo in khus khus.
  11. Serve.

Notes:

Don't have almond masala, just add cardamom, nutmeg powder and crushed nuts.

DO NOT use mota besan (besan ladoo flour) instead of normal besan.

Use flavourless oil such as sunflower or canola, DO NOT USE OLIVE OR MUSTARD OIL.

The mixture will be too hot, take care whilst mixing.

Calories

259.56

Fat (grams)

13.72

Sat. Fat (grams)

4.36

Carbs (grams)

30.28

Fiber (grams)

2.60

Net carbs

27.68

Sugar (grams)

9.99

Protein (grams)

4.38

Sodium (milligrams)

69.49

Cholesterol (grams)

14.10

The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.




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21 comments

  1. Perfectly made ladoos!!! sounds new with kaskas will give a try!!!

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  2. churma ladoo looks so yummy.....perfect recipe for festive season...

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  3. Loved these ladoos..looks so delicious yumm

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  4. Thats soo yummy, loved this mw method,will try out soon.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will certainly try this as Churma na ladoo is a favourite of ours.

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  6. looks absolutely fabulous..:)

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  7. i love churma laddoos. this seems easier than traditional reciepe.

    why besan? i dont think churma laddoo has besan. could i make it without besan?

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  8. i love churma laddoos. this seems easier than traditional reciepe.

    why besan? i dont think churma laddoo has besan. could i make it without besan?

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    1. Dear Unknown
      In Gujrat very little Besan is must in Churma ladoo, besan gives ladooo a soft and silky texture and nutty taste.

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  9. Just loving these churma laddos, thanks for sharing the lovely recipe 😊

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  10. love the microwave version of churma laddoos. Will have to try it out soon.

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  11. Looks so good! Perfectly done :)

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  12. Delicious Ladoos..Chapathi flour is wheat flour?

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  13. Really love these ladoos :) can we skip sugar and add all jaggery instead?

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  14. Love this version of loddoos!! So yummy and Delish!

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  15. Nice ladoos, perfectly made. Liked that you tried in microwave.

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  16. Amazing... yummy sweet within 10 minutes? That's so awesome.

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