Monday, August 13, 2007


Dal-baati is incomplete without the quintessential "Churma". Churma is a very basic Rajasthani sweet. Churma is made using wheat flour, ghee and jaggery which are the main ingredients and the only ingredients. It is very easy and simply to make and tasty to eat. Enjoy!!!

Preparation time: 25 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins


2 cups whole wheat flour
4 tbsp ghee
water to make the dough
1 cup jaggery
2 tbsp ghee
2 tsp water

For the garnish:
Chopped Almonds and/or Pistachio


1. Pour hot ghee in the wheat flour and mix until it looks like breadcrumbs.
2. Add little water and prepare hard dough. Leave the dough aside for half an hour.

3. Make thick chapatis and roast them on a tawa on low flame. While roasting them on tawa pinch the chapatis on both the sides, so that it will cook it from inside.

4. Make fine powder from these cooled chapatis with the help of a mixie. Sieve it into fine powder.

5. Transfer this powder in a pan. Fry the powder mixture till it is brown in color.

6. In a separate pan, add ghee, jaggery and water and cook it till the jaggery melt into a consistent paste.

7. Add jaggery paste to the mixture.

8. Mix well till it turns soft and no lumps of jaggery are left.

9. Garnish with chopped almonds.

Note: You can enjoy the taste of churma for 8-10 days if you keep it in an airtight box


Lakshmi said...

Hi Athika, I love churma,well a healthy dessert too, esp less fat! Your stepwise presentation is too good.

Kamini said...

Wow, I've never heard of or seen anything like this before. It really does look good; I will certainly give it a try. Thanks! I enjoy browsing through your blog, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this recipe, I had requested this some time back. This is great, you just make rotis and roast it. There is another one that says deep fry the baati baals and then powder it and make churmas. This sounds like lesser fat version. What temp should the oven be for baatis and approximately for how long?

Athika said...

Hi Meghana,

Ya you can make the baati balls and deep fried them, but it is too fatty so I made this one which is healthy. You should make the rotis and roast it on the tawa till it is cooked on both the sides.

Athika said...

Hi Meghana, For the Baatis you should bake it at 350*F for 30 - 35 mins approximately. You should check when it is golden brown in color break the baati and check the inside if it is done or not.

Padma said...

Athika, thanx for posting this recipe, I had been looking out for something like this for few months now, since I tasted at one of the parties...totally in love with this churma...

Shella said...

Just yesterday a colleague of mine had brought churma & I really loved the taste. Thanks for the recipe, I dont need to go asking her now.