Thursday, November 20, 2008
Churma Undo (Atta laddoo)
Churma Undo is very popular in Konkani cuisine. It is common sweet made by women especially during the festival of Diwali. It is very easy to make and requires minimal ingredients. I am not very fond of laddoos but this one is an exception and it has to be home made. The store brought variety don't have the same taste. Only thing is that these are quite delicate and should be handled with care or else they easily break.
Atta/Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Powdered Sugar- a little more than a cup
Ghee - 6-8 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Heat 4 tsp of ghee in a pan. And fry the flour on a medium to low flame till it is aromatic and slighty brown in colour. This may take around 10 min. Switch off the flame and mix in 1 cup of sugar and the cardamom powder. Check the taste and add sugar if necessary. Heat the remaining in a seperate pan and add to the mixture. Grease palms with ghee and try to form balls from the mixture. Store in airtight container.
Note: If laddoos tend to break while forming balls, heat some more ghee and add to the laddoo mixture until u can form balls. In India powdered sugar is used for this but i used granulated sugar which gives a little coarse texture to the laddoos and thus prevents it from sticking to the palatte while eating. I have used Pillsbury Whole wheat flour so mine appear light brown but authentic ones are off white in colour.