Churmuri Laddoo

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Churmuri /Puffed rice is used in snacks – in fact it is the main ingredient in an entire class of Indian Street food – Chaat. But I am not sure everybody here will know of Laddoos made of puffed rice. If you have seen them but wondered how you could make some at home, here is the recipe.

What you need to have:

1. Churmure/Puffed rice – 3 cups

2. Roasted peanuts – 1/2 cup

3. Chikki Jaggery – Little more than 1/4 cup

4. Cardamom – 5-6

5. Pure ghee – 2 Teaspoons

26-2-2009-086 Ingredients of Churmure laddu

What you do with what you have:

1. Sieve puffed rice in the sieve. Add roasted peanuts to it. Powder cardamom and mix all the three ingredients in a plate.

26-2-2009-087 Mixed laddoo ingredients

2. Place a wide bottomed skillet on medium flame with 2 teaspoons of pure ghee in it. On melting, add required quantity of Jaggery/Mollasses to it. Just keep stirring and while it melts completely just put a few drops of syrup in a bowl of normal water. When the droppped juice forms like a pearl and when it turns hard in a moment , switch off the flame and add puffed rice mixture from step 1 to it.

26-2-2009-088 Puffed rice mixture in Jaggery syrup

3. Just tie the laddoos by pressing between the fingers and your palm. They remain crispy for around 15 days if stored in airtight containers on cooling.

26-2-2009-090 Ready to serve Churmure laddoos

Good to remember:

1. The Mollasses used here is the Chikki jaggery – it is called Antu bella in kannada. If normal jaggery is used in the preparation of laddus then there are chances that we sometimes will not be able to tie them at all since the normal jaggery doesn’t contain that edible gum.

Number of Laddoos: 15

How long it takes: 30 minutes


8 thoughts on “Churmuri Laddoo

    Asha said:
    March 19, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Puri unde! YUMMY! I haven’t eaten these in many years, looks so good! 🙂

    Mona said:
    March 19, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I remember one of my neighbors when I was living in India used to send these Laddoos to us. I love the way the puffed rice remains crisp even after cooking. They look delectable.

    prathibalrao responded:
    March 19, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Hi Asha,

    You too have a lovely blog. Thanx for visiting my blog.

    prathibalrao responded:
    March 19, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Hi Mona,

    Thanx a lot for your lovable words.

    suparna said:
    March 20, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Hi Prathiba
    My First time here 🙂 ur recipe collection is nice, lovely space u have 🙂 BTW the churmuri ladoo looks so well prepared.I love the crunchy, melting feel they give with every single bite 🙂

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 20, 2009 at 4:18 am

      Hi Suparna,

      Me also first time on your blog. You too have a wonderful blog with very good presentation . Keep up the good work.

    Akansha's Recipe said:
    March 23, 2009 at 8:45 am

    great one u reminded me of my grandma. keep up the good work

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 25, 2009 at 2:49 pm

      Hi Akansha,

      Do u mean to say that i am ur grany???????????

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