These authentic Gujarati Churma Ladoo or Churma na Ladwa are made with gor or jaggery. Make these ladwa during special occasions such as Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi and Diwali and serve in a Gujarati thali.

These ladoos served in a brass plate

Traditional Gujarati Gor Churma Ladoo

With a little time, love and attention, you can easily make authentic Churma na Ladwa. There are two main variations to the recipe, you can either use sugar to sweeten the ladoos or gor/jaggery and it's a personal preference for which you go for!

Churma Ladoo with Sugar is a firm favourite in our family! This link also contains a video recipe for churma ladoo made with bhakri and chapatti and lots of tips and information regarding Churma Ladoo.

Want an easy and very quick Churma Ladoo recipe? Try our  M/W method Churma Ladwa now.

Churma Na Ladwa - Gor Na Ladva

✔️Traditional and Egg-free Recipe

✔️Easy to find basic ingredients

✔️Make-ahead Indian mithai


✔️Perfect for prasad or naivedyam 

Ingredients for Gor Churma Ladoo

Churma Ladwa requires few ingredients and easily available in the market. 

Flours - we have used wholewheat, semolina and gram flour. If you can find coarse wheat flour then don't need to use semolina. In Gujarat coarse wheat flour known as Bhakhri No Lot.

Ghee - desi homemade ghee is the best, vegans can use vegetable ghee or butter however the taste won't be the same

Jaggery - we have used desi organic jaggery thus it is dark in colour. Easily available in the markets known as Gor or Gud

Oil - any flavourless oil is good for frying. If you want you can use ghee too

Spices - cardamom and nutmeg powder not only add flavours, aroma but helps in to digest the ladoos too

Sugar candy is known as khadi sakar or mishri - optional 

White poppy seeds are known as khus khus to coat the ladoo in. It is optional.

Churma Ladoo Health Benefits

According to our elders, these ladoos are considered as a healthy treat as they are made with wholewheat flour which has a higher content of fibre and nutrition value in comparison with the plain flour/Maida. 

Jaggery is loaded with antioxidants and minerals such as zinc selenium and more nutritious than white refined regular sugar.

Ghee is full of omega 3 fatty acids, which is good fats that help in keeping health in good nick. It also provides a lot of energy to the body.

However, these can be consumed in moderation. 

Can I use Jaggery Powder?

Yes, you can!

Vegan Churma Ladoo

The good news is that Churma ladwa can be made vegan. Actually, in India, many families prepare using Dalda Ghee which is Vegetable Ghee or known as Vilayti Ghee and much cheaper than Dairy ghee. 

Replace ghee with vegetable ghee or butter to make vegan ladu. 

What to serve with Churma Ladoo

For calorie-rich breakfast serve one ladoo with Kesar Badam Milk

Usually in Gujarat Churma Ladwa served in a thali along with Traditional Gujarati Tuver DaalGujarati Jamanvar Nu Bateta Nu SaakMasala Fulwadi and steamed rice on occasions such as a wedding, funeral and many religious events. 

Some communities also serve it with Rasadar Kala Chana Nu Saak or Rangooni Vaal Nu Saak along with Poori.


Churma ladoo stays fresh at room temperature for more than a week if stored in an airtight container. If kept in a refrigerator, bring it to room temperature before consuming. 


Some people like to bind the dough using lukewarm milk instead of water.
Khadi sakar and khus khus are must in Gujarati Churma Ladoo, however, this is optional if not available.
In this authentic ladoo recipe no dry fruits are added such as cashew, almonds or pistachios.

served on a dark table in brass plate, pink flower placed near

How to make Churma Ladoo with Gor

Note- (Follow this step by step instructions, full printable recipe card with the exact measurement at the bottom of this post)

This recipe is made in two steps.

In first step whole wheat flour dumplings fried till golden brown and start emanating its sweet aroma

In second step fried dumplings turn into coarse flour Jaggery, nuts, melted ghee and aromatic spices are added and mixture rolled into moreish ladw.

1. In a big bowl or wide plate mix all the flours.

2. Add melted ghee, and combine.

3. Knead a very stiff dough using lukewarm water.

4. Divide the dough into equal portions and make muthiya/fist cakes.

5. Deep fry in hot oil.

6. Break it into small pieces and let it cool completely. (pic 6-7)

8. Grind the muthiya using food processor.

in the making process

9. Transfer lump-free coarse ladoo mix into the big wide plate (parat)

10. Flavour the mixture with cardamom and nutmeg powder.

11. Then add semi-melted ghee

12. Now add chopped jaggery or gor

12. Mix so well then add khadi sakar -optional

13. Once again combine everything, if needed add more ghee

14. Take some mixture and make ladoo

14. Roll the ladwa in khus khus

15 ladoo served in brass plate

Other Gujarati Recipes

1. Homemade Instant Shrikhand With Cream

2. Almond Sukhdi

3. Surti Undhiyu

4. Surti Sev Khamni

5. Dakor Na Gota

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Gor Churma Ladoo

prep time: 10 minscook time: 50 minstotal time: 60 mins
Gor Churma Ladoo is a traditional Gujarati sweet made with basic ingredients such as wheat flour, ghee and jaggery.


  • 250 g whole wheat flour 
  • 250 g wholemeal flour
  • 50 g chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp. semolina
  • 350 g grated jaggery
  • 25 g mishri pieces
  • 1 tsp. cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg powder
  • 2-3 tbsp. khus khus ( white poppy seeds )
  • 350-400 Homemade Ghee


Place both flours in a big bowl or plate and add about 50-60 g ghee.
Combine everything, and knead a stiff dough using lukewarm water.
Divide dough into small balls and make a shape of fist cake ( muthiya )
Heat 200 g ghee and fry muthiya on a very low heat till light golden brown.
Remove and let it cool, transfer them in a food processor and grind till you get the coarse powder.
Add grated jaggery, cardamom and nutmeg powder and remained ghee.
Mix and rub the mixture properly with your hands, now add mishri or sakar.
Take small amount of cooked ladwa mixture and make a ball.
Roll ladwa in khus khus and drop that ladwa in a plate, so the base of that ladoo becomes flat but the upper part still stays round.
Enjoy !


Make sure dough is very stiff, don't knead the dough.

Don't make muthiya too big or too small. Big lemon size is fine.

While frying it keep poking the muthiya with the knife, so they cook inside too.

Let the deep-fried muthiya completely cool before grind it, if you grind it while hot it will stick together and won't grind properly.

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Note - this recipe was posted on our blog on 21st January 2015, since I have updated the post with new content and pictures. 


  1. Hello it looks yummm..would like to try

    But bit confused with coarse wheat flour. Can u jst guide me more for this

    1. Hi, coarse wheat flour is called 'Bhakhri no lot' slightly coarse than normal wheat chapatti flour. If you can't get it I have given other option, please read the post. Thank you !

  2. I love the story behind it! There is nothing like food that takes you back to the best memories! I never heard of white poppy seeds, so glad to learn something new!

  3. I love reading about traditional dishes. Some interesting spices too, never come across powdered cardamon will have to look for it in an Indian store

  4. I'm trying to decide if I would like those or not. It seems they would be rather dense and heavy. Willing to try anything once though:-) I love the orange dishes!

  5. God Churma na ladoo took my heart away. They are my super favorite. They look so delicious and felt like picking it from screen.
    Beautiful clicks.

  6. This laddoo is really interesting... the making of dough that is fried and then crushed to make laddoos, is a very different process. They look really delicious and temmpting, and yes with a cup of kesar milk, would be amazing...

  7. Churma ladoos are known for their amazing taste and it is worth all the efforts put in. Can't take my eyes off these gorgeous pics!

  8. Not fair dear! You are killing me with that mountain of yumminess.....beautiful click as usual and absolutely scrumptious!! I love churma laddos especially the ones my Mom used to make! I gotta make them myself now :( but I guess with your easy recipe, should be a breeze! Thanks for sharing love!

  9. Such a beautiful recipe is not bound by any festivities. I can have such ladoo in each day. Made with regular ingredients, these delicious ladoos are made to the perfection.

  10. In less than a month its going to be time to make Gur na ladwa for Diwali. For the Patels that a must during Diwali. As we don't get coarse wheat flour here, we tend to use the normal atta and they turn out good.

  11. What a beautiful and delicious ladwa. These are perfect for upcoming festivals. Looks like easy and yummy dessert.

  12. I absolutely love traditional recipes and what a different kind of ladoo this is. I have never heard of deep frying the doughballs and then grinding it to make ladoo. I have to give this a try for Diwali this year.

  13. Churma ladoo is one of my favourites...Those golden beauties are tempting me to grab them off the screen...Perfect treat for the upcoming festivities!!


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