I love sweets prepared with Besan (gram flour) whether it is besan ke ladoo, besan ki barfi, besan ki boondi or besan ka churma.
To prepare besan ka churma we need little bit of coarse besan flour, not the regular very fine grinded besan. But in case if you are not able to find the coarse besan, go ahead with whatever you get. It will still be delicious sweet.
Besan 1+1/2 cups
Desi melted ghee 5 tbsp
Water/milk for kneading (according to the requirement)
Powdered sugar /bura 3/4 cup +2tbsp
Melted ghee later to be added in churma and for frying.
Chopped mix dry fruits and cardamom powder.
Take besan and seive it, then add
5tbsp ghee in it and mix it.
Prepare dough with 50/50 water/milk mix or with milk only.
Dough should be neither too tight no too soft.
Make balls from the dough and press them flat with your palms and fry them nicely in hot ghee…
Have to be really carefull while frying so that the outer crust does not become very hard and from inside they should not remain raw.
So keep on changing your flame from just medium to sim.
When we are frying besan, always keep in mind that it gets fried soon compared to wheat flour, so keep a sharp eye and continuously keep on turning them upside down to avoid getting dark brown otherwise the outer layer will be too crisp and it won’t be good for churma.
Once all are fried, take them out. Break them into pieces while they are hot, to avoid the outer layer becoming dry in the cooling process and grind them into mixer.
BE CAREFUL.. You are not making a powder here….we need it in the form of normal sooji or rava so turn on mixie for5/7 seconds…and take out the mixture and sieve it in a siever which has small holes.
Again put the big pieces in mixie,and keep on doing the process until you finish all big pieces
Now you have CHURMA which is very dry…so add melted ghee generously. Let it cool down if still it is warm.
Then add bura or finely grinded sugar less or more according to your taste.
Add mixture of chopped dry fruits along with cardamom pwd..
Your delicious CHURMA is ready.
You can’t stop yourself from tasting it immediately because by now your house is full of wonderful aroma of besan churma immersed in desi ghee.