Wheat Flour Laddos (Churmundo/ Atta Ladoo /Pitta Undo)

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The package arrived from India without any problem and out came the treats one by one. There was Besan Laddoo, Chaklis, Tukdis, Atta Laddos, Sesame Laddos, Menthe Hittu etc all prepared and packed with love. It has been a field day for us here ever since we received the goodies from back home and we have been relishing them everyday with joy. 

My mom made these Wheat Flour Laddos. She has a knack for making these and makes them delightful and yummy. These laddos are not very sweet with subtle flavor of the wheat and hardly any visibility of the ghee. These Atta laddos are a childhood favorite of mine and I prefer them over the Besan Laddos. Of course, it is a tight race and on some days I can be swayed one way or I cannot make up my mind. Needless to say these are happy problems and I am not complaining. I am glad that DS loved these as well. 

I have made microwave version of these before. You can check them out here.

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  • 1 cup atta (whole wheat flour)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter)
  • 2 tbsp chopped nuts like almonds and raisins(optional)
  • 1 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder


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  • Put a kadhai (heavy bottomed vessel) on heat and add ghee. When ghee melts, add the atta. Turn the heat to medium.
  • Roast the atta stirring constantly till a nice aroma comes out of atta and it gives a roasted appearance. Turn off the heat and take atta out of kadhai.
  • Let it cool down and when it’s completely cooled, add chopped nuts, cardamom powder and sugar. Mix well with your hands.
  • Then make lemon sized balls out of the mixture. Note: Add more ghee to the mixture and mix again, if the laddus do not hold their shape.
  • When they cool down completely, store these atta laddus in an airtight container.

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  1. Lata Raja says:

    Delicious hometreats! enjoy! the laddusremind me of my neighbour aunty in Mangalore. She used to send them for us.I can feel so much for them now looking at your pictures.

  2. indosungod says:

    You lucky RC. They are delightful. Using wheat flour to make laddoos is a new one but I have tasted them from friends’s goodies from back home.

  3. Champa says:

    What a beautiful presentation. You have a very nice eye for presentation Supriya.

    Thanks so much for the warm comments dear Champa.

  4. Mayuri says:

    Those laddoos look very tempting !!!!
    my mom used to make wheat flour ladoos in same way,now I too follow my mom’s recipe and my kids love it too. I simply love these n coconut /rava ladoos.
    the ladoos that u have presented makes me nostalgic now….tasty ghavachya pithache laddoo made with mothers love 🙂

  5. Soma says:

    My MIL made churma laddoos today:-) But the rajasthani kind, soaked and deep fried in ghee. I make this kind and prefer this as this one is not as heavy and way easier to make.

  6. Ashwini says:

    Its love packaged in different flavours travelling across 7 seas. My mom makes Pitta Ladoo, they have their own flavour which can never be matched. I am sure the Pitta Ladoo were tasty and savoured to the last bite 🙂

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  8. MOHAN KODANGE says:

    I just made a batch besan ladoos in the microwave as per your recipe. My wife and children just cant believe that the whole procedure was so simple. We are all unanimouswhen we say that these are the best ladoos we have eaten EVER.

  9. lavi says:

    These are not Choorma laddus for sure….
    Choorma is done by baking aata balls or thick chapaties on very low heat…then grinding …its very time consuming….and tastier tooo

  10. Anu says:

    Hi redchillies!! I tried this recipe for the first time and its turned out to be awesome.. Thanks a lot for the recipe.. I’d like to share a small tip also. After roasting, dont let the atta completely cool down, when it is little warm, add the sugar and other ingredients and bind them. This will avoid breaking of the laddus and extra usage of ghee while binding them.

    Thanks again!

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