It’s the season of Diwali, my all-time favorite festival. To celebrate Diwali this year, I made wheat flour ladoos or churmundo.
You need less than 5 ingredients to make these wheat flour ladoos. They are easy to make, but you do need a bit of patience while getting them into shape.
- ½ cup wheat flour
- 3 tbsp ghee (see recipe for more details)
- ⅓ cup sugar (see recipe for more details)
- ¼ tsp cardamon powder
- Heat the ghee in a wide bottom pan until it melts. Add a pinch of wheat flour to the ghee, if it sizzles, the pan is ready.
- Add the wheat flour and saute on a medium-high flame for about 5 minutes. Make sure to keep stirring, not allowing it to burn.
- Lower flame and continue to saute it until this mixture changed colors and is fragrant. This might take about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Once done, remove from heat and keep aside for 5 minutes.
- Add the sugar, cardamom powder and mix well. Taste at this point and add more sugar, if needed. You must add the sugar while the wheat flour is still warm.
- Let this cool completely.
- It's time to get your hands dirty! Mix everything again really well with your hands and make small balls. This will take some time and some practice, but as you continue to bind the wheat flour together, it will eventually harden and form the shape.
- The more ghee you add, the easier it is to bind the ladoos and the tastier it will be. 🙂 If you find that the ladoos are not forming, then add about a teaspoon or two of melted ghee, mix well and try again.
These ladoos might not be decadent, but they melt in your mouth as you eat them and will satisfy your sweet cravings. Store them in an air-tight container and they should last you for a few weeks.