Saturday, March 30, 2019


Gur ji churi or churmo is a crumble made with whole wheat flour. Flour dumplings are deep fried to a crispy texture and crumbled in a pestle and mortar or ground in a chopper. Sugar or jaggery is added along with hot ghee and mixed together. This is made as a prashad on Shivratri day.
Since I am using organic jaggery powder in this recipe I have added and mixed it. If you are using the usual jaggery it needs to be melted with water to remove the impurities. Then we have to thicken the syrup until it starts bubbling and then mixed it to the crumble along with hot ghee.

Wheat flour .... 2 cups
Organic jaggery .. 3/4 cup to 1 cup (to your liking)
Ghee ...........  4-5  tbsps
Oil ........... for frying the dumplings.
Cardamom powder ... 1/4 tsp (optional)


Take the flour in a plate or bowl. Make a well in the middle and add 2 tbsps of ghee.

Mix it well and check the moin. If the flour forms a lump then it is perfect.

Add water little by little and make a stiff dough.

Divide the dough into 7-8 small dumplings.

Heat oil and drop the dumplings.

Turn them to fry evenly to a golden brown colour.

Remove them on a paper tissue.

Grind them coarsely in a chopper or pound in a pestle and mortar to make the crumble.

 Add the jaggery powder and cardamom powder.

Heat the remaining ghee and pour it over the mixture.

Mix it well.


  1. This looks similar to something my mom use to make earlier. Such a simple and a yummy dish. Sweet enough to satisfy your sweet cravings

  2. Lovely different way to use the dumplings. I think we can steam these dumplings for healthier version.

  3. I have made this before as a topping in a rajasthani dish and is also delicious to snack on on its own

  4. Wow you brought back my childhood memories. I love this kind of a churma. My mum used to make it a lot. Sometimes she would spread it on a tray and cut it into diamonds but mostly we had it served hot.