Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Churmuri/Puffed Rice Laddoo.. a Microwave recipe

churmuri Laddoo
Churmuri/puffed rice laddoo is a traditional sweet I grow up eating and thought it exist only in my native . I came to realized that I could not be more wrong later when i shifted to Belgaum. They too, have a very similar version of this laddoo, though slightly different in ingredients.
actually i love traditional sweets and I am a sucker when it comes to Gud/Jaggery! Just couldn't say no to the earthy smell and taste of it!

Puffed rice laddoo

4 cups Puffed Rice/churmuri 
300 gms Jaggery/Gud
1/4 tsp Cardamom/elichi powder   
1 tbsp ghee
3-4 tbsp water


  • In a microwavable bowl, whisk together jaggery, sugar, ghee and water.
  • Microwave on high for 3 minutes, take it out and stir well, repeat this for 1 more time or till the jaggery melts completely. If it looks dry while stirring, add 1-2 tsp of water. The total cooking time should be not more than 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove from the microwave, add the puffed rice and cardamom powder mix well.
  • Prepare the laddus while the mixture is still hot.
  • Applying some melted ghee to hands helps preparing the laddus
  • Now grease both the palm with ghee and gently take some mixture and roll into to balls.
  • While making the laddoos if the mixture becomes hard then reheat the mixture in microwave on a low heat and proceed.
Note:Not all microwave created same, you may want to adjust cooking time according to your microwave wattage.