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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rajasthani sweet. Churma

Rajasthani Sweet: Churma 


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

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RAJASTHANI CUISINE - Traditional Rajastani Thali

Rajasthani food is incomplete without the mention of the famous Dal-Baati-Churma. It consists of baatis or flaky round breads baked over firewood or Kandas (i.e cow dung) are done in villages. Baatis can be baked in a gas tandoor or an electric oven as well. But one thing common for baatis, irrespective of their cooking technique is that they are always served dipped in ghee accompanied with dal and churma. The dal is cooked with ghee, the masalas in the dal are fried in ghee and more ghee is mixed into the dal before serving. Often a large batch of baatis is made and part of the dough is left 

Rajasthani Thali (Bati Churma)
unsalted. This unsalted dough then shaped into rounds and cooked on the tawa on low flame. Later these baatis are crushed and sugar or jaggery is mixed into them along with ghee to make a sweet dessert- churma. The three together, simple though they sound, make a very filling meal. No Rajasthani festive or wedding menu is complete without this popular recipe.

Rajasthani Saag
Another way of eating Dal Baati is by crushing the baati add ghee, dal, onions, athana mirchi, lime juice, mango pickle, sabjis - mixed vegetable and gatte ki sabji and mix all together for a tasty and delicious meal.